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The Neuron ESB CU4 includes a number of new adapters/connectors. With ESBs, connectors are key piece of capability in the world of an integration broker. They serve as the bridge to and from the bus between applications, databases, transports and protocols.  The completeness of “what” you ship as well as how easy it is for others to build their own adapters is critical in accelerating the development of any solution.

New Neuron ESB Connectors!

Not only is Neuron ESB hands down one of the easiest adapter frameworks to learn in the industry, it also has pre-built adapters for most commodity transports, queuing technologies, databases and on-premise/cloud applications. However, we continue to deliver a more complete and richer set of connectors with every release. This update is no exception. Included below is a list of new connectors with CU4.


Neuron ESB’s CertainSafe Adapter is the culmination of a partnership between the two companies. The adapter enhances your efforts to securely store and transmit encrypted secret data while leaving mundane information in clear text form. It does so by simplifying the steps you employ to interact with your CertainSafe Digital Vault from your Neuron ESB based integration infrastructure. Together Neuron ESB and CertainSafe enable automated data security for databases, files, processes, messages and API communications.

The Neuron ESB CertainSafe adapter functions in a Solicit/Response pattern in that the adapter listens for messages published to the bus based on its Topic. Those messages can contain data bound for secure storage and encryption by the CertainSafe service or tokens that map to previously secured data. The response from the CertainSafe Digital Vault service is a new token in the former case and the returned data in the latter. For more information about CertainSafe can be found here:

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Zuora is an enterprise software company that designs and sells SaaS applications for companies with a subscription business model. The new Neuron ESB Zuora adapter enables you to easily embed any or all of Zuora’s commerce, billing and finance Software as a Service products into your own subscription-based services. The adapter turns your Neuron ESB integration infrastructure and all of your connected services into relationship business management dynamos that provide you the information you need to design, iterate and understand your subscription revenue streams.

The Neuron Zuora adapter functions as either a publish or subscribe endpoint to the bus. Using Publisher or Subscriber model, the Zuora adapter enables connectivity with the Zuora Rest API, through which businesses can perform operations such as managing subscriptions from a web storefront, retrieving user information, and synchronizing catalogs with ERP systems. Using the Zuora adapter users can easily configure integration with popular third-party applications and systems such as NetSuite, Dynamics CRM and SalesForce.

More information can be found here:


Marketing in the brave new services world is different. Marketo excels at Lead Management, email, consumer, customer base and mobile marketing processes for your service based products. The Neuron ESB Marketo adapter enables you to connect all of Marketo’s Software as a Service product through your Neuron ESB integration infrastructure to your own services and backend systems. Modernizing your own marketing efforts couldn’t be easier than with Marketo and the Neuron ESB Marketo adapter.

The Neuron ESB Marketo adapter can function as either a publishing or subscribing endpoint to the bus. Using the subscriber model, the Marketo adapter enables connectivity with the Marketo API, allowing users to interface with marketing data through API calls to add/update leads, manage campaigns, run analytics, and track opportunities. Marketo can also Interact directly with the Neuron ESB Marketo Adapter via its WebHook feature (i.e. Publish mode). Using the WebHook feature, Marketo can send a Notification to Neuron ESB. Examples would be Customer Inactivity, Duplicate prevention and Sending Reminders for meetings prior to demo.

The Neuron ESB Marketo adapter allows your businesses to integrate Marketo with existing ERP, eCommerce, and CRM applications such as NetSuite, Salesforce and Dynamics CRM.

More information can be found here:


Twilio’s popularity as a communications Infrastructure as a Service provider makes it an easy choice for any customer interaction scenario that includes in-app VOIP/Telephony or text/picture messaging. The new Neuron ESB Twilio adapter and your Neuron ESB integration infrastructure enables you to quickly add these feature sets to your own services and products.

The Adapter provides easy accessibility to Twilio’s REST API and it supports both publish and subscribe modes. Solicit/response and request/reply patterns are also supported. This enables you to build customer communication scenarios that include you own internal processes in the communications patterns that your customers expect. For example, you can fire off processes that are initiated from customer phone calls or text messages or respond to any event with direct phone calls or texts out to your customers. Neuron ESB and Twilio turn your business systems into customer retention tools.

More information can be found here:

Apple Push Notification Service

The Apple Push Notification Service adapter allows your Neuron ESB solutions to interact with iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad). Using the adapter, Neuron ESB solutions can send alerts and notifications to iOS devices, set application icon badges, and play sounds. The adapter can also be used to receive notifications from the Apple Feedback Service when messages cannot be delivered to iOS devices. This is typically a result of the user unsubscribing from receiving notifications for an application.

More information can be found here:

Amazon Web Services Simple Queueing Service

Amazon Web Services is the leading cloud hosting provider, and the SQS service lets Neuron ESB integrate with solutions running in the AWS cloud. The adapter supports publishing messages to an SQS queue or receiving messages from an SQS queue. The adapter can be used to pass work to batch processes running in EC2 or Lambda, or to publish events and notifications from your AWS applications to other services that are integrated using Neuron ESB.

More information can be found here:


Dropbox is a leader in cloud storage and now you can use Neuron ESB to upload files to Dropbox or download files from Dropbox. The Neuron ESB Dropbox adapter wraps the Dropbox REST API and exposes several operations around file management in Dropbox accounts. You can use the Dropbox adapter to archive messages safely to Dropbox for backup, syndicate documents to subscriber accounts, or import documents from subscriber accounts. You can also use the Dropbox adapter to copy files, move or rename files, delete files, or create folders in user Dropbox accounts.

More information can be found here:

Rabbit MQ

The Neuron ESB Rabbit MQ Adapter allows Neuron ESB to interact with Rabbit MQ in a variety of ways, with configurable levels of Transaction support and Quality of Service. Organizations can use the adapter to monitor Rabbit MQ Topics or Queues for new messages, forwarding those (i.e. publishing) to a Neuron ESB Topic where other subscribing parties (e.g. Adapter, Service or Workflow Endpoints) can receive the information. Conversely, the adapter can also be used to forward information published to or generated by Neuron ESB to either a Rabbit MQ Queue or Topic, essentially making Rabbit MQ a Neuron ESB subscriber. Both types of Rabbit MQ Transactions are supported (e.g. Transaction and Publish Confirms) as are Virtual Hosts, SSL and all the latest features of Rabbit MQ.

More information can be found here:

Active Directory

Neuron ESB’s Active Directory (AD) Adapter simplifies efforts to make an organization’s AD Server(s) part of a Neuron ESB-based integration infrastructure. Using the Neuron ESB Active Directory adapter, organizations can incorporate AD into their Business Process automation and management solutions to automate tasks involved in new hire and user/group provisioning scenarios. The Neuron ESB Active Directory adapter can function as either a publishing or subscribing endpoint to the bus. In Publish mode, the adapter can monitor an organization’s AD server for specific changes/events (i.e. password change, deleted user, etc.), publish those changes to bus where they would be routed to all interested subscribing users or Business Processes/Workflows. In Query mode, the AD server can be queried for information, or existing users and groups can be updated, added or deleted. Users and Groups can also be enabled/disabled and passwords can be reset.

More information can be found here:

Neuron ESB Microsoft Project Connector for NetSuite

With NetSuite’s cloud-based project management solution, stakeholders can see, monitor and manage project status anytime, anywhere. By delivering complete visibility and control, NetSuite’s project management solution gives you real-time access to all of your project information. The result is a significantly improved project completion record, more satisfied clients, and reduced non-billable work.

Microsoft Project makes project management easy. With tools designed specifically for team members, project managers, executives and the PMO, it enables collaboration from virtually anywhere with the right tools for any role.

The Neuron ESB Microsoft Project Connector for NetSuite enables you to sync projects and resources across both toolsets through your Neuron ESB integration infrastructure. When you’ve got NetSuite as your project management system of record and Microsoft Project’s role focused editions in the hands of your stakeholders, synchronized with Neuron ESB, your business will provide instant access to critical project data anytime, anywhere for anyone.

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Dynamics CRM WEB API

The Neuron ESB Dynamics CRM Web API Adapter provides direct access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Web API.  Using this adapter, organizations can easily integrate their business applications such as SAP, NetSuite or Marketo with Dynamics CRM 2016, both on-premises and online.  The adapter utilizes the new Azure Active Directory/ADFS OAuth Provider to manage access to Dynamics CRM.  This adapter operates in both subscribe as well as solicit/response (or query) mode.  Organizations can use the adapter to query for data, create, update, retrieve and delete entities and execute CRM Functions and Actions.  The adapter can be used to access the entire Dynamics CRM Web API.  When developing applications that utilize this adapter, developers will be able to use the Adapter Metadata Generation Wizard to generate JSON samples that describe the request and/or response documents that are exchanged with Dynamics CRM.  Developers can also use the new Http Utility process step in our process designer to very easily define the calls to Dynamics CRM.

More information can be found here:

About the Author

Author's Name
Marty Wasznicky


Marty has almost 30 years of experience in the software development industry. He joined Peregrine Connect after six years as a Regional Program Manager in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft. His responsibilities there included building out Microsoft’s BizTalk Server product integration business, managing a team of SOA/ESB/BPM field specialists and building strategic partner alliances. Marty created the Microsoft Virtual Technical Specialist program and owned the development of Microsoft’s Enterprise Service Bus Toolkit.

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