Introducing Composer: The New OS of Composable Commerce
The concept behind Composable Commerce is simple: Assemble a “best for you” architecture based on the components you need to solve your unique problems. But in practice, monitoring and controlling a mission-critical architecture composed of multiple vendors has proven to be a real challenge. To date, that work (and the associated risk) has fallen onto developers, DevOps, and CloudOps teams to manage. We’re changing that by announcing Composer, the new operating system (OS) or intelligent integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) for Composable Commerce.
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Think of Composer as the connective tissue that makes a composed architecture function seamlessly as a unified whole. Using Composer, you can:
- Choose from more than 100 available integrations or build custom components
- Take actions on connections to build your integrations (e.g. via managing specific API calls, functions and data inputs)
- And monitor every component via a single pane of glass.
Let’s dive into how Composer works.
Inside the Composer Intelligent iPaaS
It’s important to emphasize that Composer is a vertical-specific commerce intelligence iPaaS. All connections and actions are informed by a commerce point of view, which is critical since backend design decisions have a major impact on the frontend customer experience. Under the hood, Composer is made up of three core services, aimed at removing the operational challenges and risk associated with Composable Commerce architectures.
As you may have seen, we recently launched Integrations Hub to make Composable Commerce implementations easier. Integrations Hub offers instant-on connections with market-leading technologies required to build Composable Commerce applications. These integrations include search, email, OMS, marketplace syndication, PIM, CRM, SSO, promotions, shipping and fulfillment, merchandising, translations, and more.
You can get started quickly and easily. A developer using Integrations Hub can simply input their authentication credentials, enter the correct API endpoints from the third party application, map data fields between the applications, and then go.
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Many teams want to build their own integrations that aren’t available in our instant-on Integrations Hub — be it with an internal data source or industry-specific application, or an old platform that exports XML files. Every merchant has unique requirements that impact their ability to offer unique commerce experiences to their customers. Rather than develop these components outside of a composable architecture and then assume the operational overhead and technical debt that comes along with maintaining this work in production, Builder provides a low code environment with more than 100 components and more than 1,500 possible actions available. Building new integrations from scratch has never been easier.
In this environment, developers can create functions and integrations, run them on a fully-managed cloud infrastructure, and develop their own libraries of available integrations. These components will inherit the operational management and underlying infrastructure of Composer. This way, organizations can enjoy the best of both worlds: Both building their own creations and receiving native operational management, monitoring and performance delivery through Composer.
The third pillar of Composer is centered around observability. One of the biggest challenges of Composable Commerce is managing an architecture made up of multiple providers. Monitor solves this problem by providing a holistic management layer that provides unified visibility including log monitoring, event tracking, and alerts, offering operational intervention over system anomalies, along with peace of mind.
Think of Monitor as the operational control panel for the commerce business, providing DevOps teams with one central environment through which to view and manage their federated architectures. Monitor provides both holistic and granular visibility into each component on an integration-by-integration level, providing teams with on-demand reporting and real-time alerts. For Composable Commerce XA™ customers, the operations team at Elastic Path also keeps a close eye on customers’ Monitor dashboards and alerts, and can intervene proactively and support in the event of an issue.
Try Composer Today
Elastic Path believes that Composable Commerce should be accessible to every organization, without all of the management and operational risk associated with maintaining the “glue” code between components. Now, with Composer, it’s possible to take advantage of the holistic benefits of a single commerce OS while integrating the technologies that make business sense for your organization.
Best of all, there’s no wait to experience Composer. Start a free trial and experience Composer today.
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