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Three Connectors for Optimized Integrations

Infoview System’s newest suite of enterprise grade connectors enable complete integration solutions between the Confluent Apache Kafka ecosystem and the IBM i (previously known as IBM i (AS/400) or iSeries). The product suite includes three connectors that support both Avro and JSON format: 

  • IBM i (AS/400) Data Queue Source Connector – Reads data from the IBM i data queue and publishes it to Kafka Topic. The connector also polls data periodically from the IBM i data queue and writes to Kafka Topic. 



  • IBM i (AS/400) Data Queue Sink Connector – Reads data from Kafka Topic and publishes it to the IBM i data queue by guaranteeing exactly-once delivery. This Sink Connector periodically polls the data from Kafka Topic and publishes it to the IBM i data queue.  

IBM i AS400 Data Queue Sink Connector

  • IBM i (AS/400) Program Call Sink Connector – Features enriched functionality of the Data Queue Sink Connector. It polls data periodically from Kafka Topic, writes it to the IBM i data queue, and calls IBM i programs. Additionally, it has the capability of mapping the program call parameters with the Kafka Topic data objects after program call output is sent back to another output Kafka Topic IBM i AS400 Program Call Sink Connector

Supported by the connector suite, complete integrations can be achieved between the IBM i and other systems such as SAP, SalesForce, or an external database 

Common integration and streaming use cases of the IBM i (AS/400) Kafka Connectors:

  • Extract data from the data queue periodically and send it to other systems with data format conversions. 
  • Stream IBM i data changes to external systems in near real-time 
  • Execute IBM i business logic from Kafka Ecosystems with program call parameters, mapping, and sending the output back to other systems with the help of the IBM i (AS/400) Data Queue Sink Connector.   

Delivery and support 

The Kafka Connector Suite is available for download on the Confluent Hub. The suite requires a subscription-based license that is available directly through Infoview Systems. For sales inquiries, support, or additional product information, please contact Infoview Systems here.

About Infoview Systems 

We are the Confluent go-to technology partners for IBM i integrations and connector certifications. Our highly efficient professional services team has a strong focus on customer business outcomes, and long-term care, and leverages a unique combination of legacy and modern platform expertise.