- Explain SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI).
SAP Cloud Platform Integration or CPI helps in supporting end-to-end procedure integration by way of the exchange of different messages. This is one service that helps the users in connecting on-premise applications and cloud with various other SAP and even non-SAP cloud and also on-premise apps. The service has the potential of processing messages in different real-time situations spanning varied organizations, departments and companies. The service operates in Cloud Foundry and Neo environments. The main feature of the service includes integrating data and procedures in A2A and B2B situations. It also involves integrating different data sources and applications and comes with a network of adapters.
- What are the development tools available to access SAP CPI?
Coming up with your very first SAP CPI interface can be pretty easy and the process can be completed very fast. However, as is the case with all the other disciplines, it is important for the users to master the technology which takes serious effort and some time as well. Also, you need to use the right set of tools for boosting your efficiency. By making use of the right development tools for accessing SAP CPI, you can actually work on the system and that too very easily. The tools available for accessing SAP CPI include CPI Lint, CPI Tracker, CPI Dashboard and TSIM or The Scheduled IFlow Monitor.
- Explain the different usage options in SAP CPI
For the ones who have a certain background in the use of SAP PI/PO, it will not be a problem working on the different mapping devices in SAP CPI. This is because the tools are more or less the same. But it might be an issue for the newcomers to understand and use the mapping devices. This goes special for the node functionalities. The very first thing that intended users need to understand is context. SAP CPI is used for handling message mappings like XML messages in queues. These queues come with different data sources in XML format. When the parent nodes are changed, there is a change in the context.
- Explain the architecture of SAP CPI
SAP CPI is a platform-as-a-service or PaaS of SAP providing a development atmosphere in cloud. This further enables the users to develop, use and manage different applications. SAP Cloud Platform Integration is one of the most important parts of the offering that come from SAP Cloud Platform service. The SAP CPI architecture consists of two main integration nodes and they are runtime node and tenant management node. The tenant management node manages runtime nodes and even starts and stops them. It also helps in reading the monitoring data that is written by the runtime nodes. The runtime node features Java Virtual Machine where the IFlow of the user runs.