Provides universal connectivity by enabling an electronic interface to be accommodated (without loss of function) to another electronic interface.


Supports service protocols in listeners and documents.

business service

Also known as a Web service. A Web service is a self-contained, modularized function that can be published and accessed across a network using open standards. It is the implementation of an interface by a component and is an executable entity.


Represents configured connections to particular instances of back-end systems. A channel binds one or more event ports to a particular listener managed by an adapter.


A component that accepts requests from client applications.


Associates a particular business object exposed by the adapter with a particular disposition. A disposition is a URL that defines the protocol and location of the event data. The port defines the end point of the event consumption.