New UI, Multiple Databases, Applications & Cloud Services
Thanks to feedback from our users, we are pleased to release a new version of Espresso Logic. It comes with plethora of new features including:
- Enhanced User Interface
- Support for Multiple Databases
- Support for New Databases
- Support for New Applications
- Support for New Cloud Services
If this is the first page of Espresso site you landed on, Espresso is the fastest way to create REST APIs across diverse enterprise data sources – it is more than a pass through API. The Espresso API can enforce business logic and security using declarative reactive programming.
Enhanced User Interface
There are many changes in the user interface. The three main ones include:
- New Short Menus
- RESTLab/Resource Editor Navigation
- New REST endpoint defintion
New Short Menus
The one change you will notice instantly is the new simple Short Menu (shown below on the left with steps to using it on the right) which is the new default.
To get started, just Click on Create and you will see a list of databases supported.
If you want to test the Espresso services , we supply a version of Northwind you can use.
As soon as Espresso reads the database, it creates a REST API for your tables, views and stored procedures. The, it automatically takes you to REST Lab to test the API.
Next, you will likely want to create new REST endpoints – endpoints include just the data you need for your client application. For that, select Customize and use the new resources editor to select your parent resource along with all the sub-resources. You can also select the attributes you want to select and give them client friendly names. Again REST Lab is the way to cliquishly test the API.
When you want to integrate multiple data sources, simply select Integrate and follow the prompts.
For most corporate applications, you would want to add Role, Row/Column level security and probably integrate it with your LDAP, AD or other corporate directory system. Click on Security to get started.
RESTLab/Resource Editor Navigation
- Test Resources – so you can make your change, click “Test”, and see the result
- Create / Edit Resources – from the RESTLab, so you can create a new resource endpoints
New REST endpoint definition
Support for Multiple Databases
Virtual Foreign Keys
- if your database is not using foreign keys (a common situation with legacy databases)
- if you need to join data between two or more databases
Support for New Databases
Espresso continues to add support for more and more databases as per customer requirements. As of this release, we support the following databases:
MySQL Database Oracle Database
Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Azure SQL
Pervasive Btrieve PostgeSQL
NuoDB HP Vertica
Support for ERP Applications
Needless to say, enterprise data is contained not just in relational and NoSQL databases but also in enterprise applications. Espresso now supports various enterprise applications and continues to enhance that list based on customer requirements. If you need to support an application that is not listed here, please contact us.
Microsoft Dynamics SAP
Support for New Cloud Services
Espresso offers you the utmost flexibility in deployment – on premise, in the cloud in an Espresso instance or yours.
Besides support of Amazon Web Service and Microsoft Azure, we have added support forVMware vCloud Air
For on premise deployment, Espresso is available as a VMware appliance and so if you need to test Espresso behind your firewall, contact us to get an appliance and free 30 day trial.
We are in beta with Docker appliance. If you are looking for Espresso as a docker appliance, please contact us.