Empower Your People
Welcome to the secure, trusted, and actionable data fast-lane for your whole organization.
Everything is just a drag and a drop away
Developers see data from remote sources as local through external entities, which enable them to drag-and-drop that data quickly and seamlessly into the applications they are creating.
The Mendix Data Hub Catalog is an open, standards-based metadata repository that enables all users — developers and business domain experts alike — to discover and explore data resources throughout their connected ecosystem.
Data Hub Connectors enable enterprises to connect data sources to Data Hub, populating the catalog and making the data available to developers. Easily connect to Mendix application data, Siemens Teamcenter, SAP, and numerous other common enterprise data sources.
Unlock Your Landscape
Safe and Standardized Self-Service
Spend less time worrying about complex and inconsistent integrations, hand-holding developers, and answering the same questions about data over and over again. The Data Hub Catalog provides a one-stop shop for finding and understanding data, while Data Hub’s External Entities ensure everyone is using data safely and consistently.
Accelerate Phasing Out Monoliths
Build reusable components and microservices faster than ever with seamless access to enterprise data. Then share them effortlessly in the Data Hub Catalog; take the pain out of managing your new landscape with elegant discoverability and dependency management.
Bring iPaaS data to developers' fingertips
Data Hub is built to leverage the special capabilities of iPaaS platforms, such as data preparation and specialized integrations. This makes those capabilities actionable for much broader cross-section of people, bridging the gap between low-code solutions and iPaaS data.
Achieve Your Goals
Realize the value Mendix Data Hub delivers via speed, collaboration, and control.
Reclaim >30% of your developers' time
Building apps using external data is as easy as drag-and-drop
Enable more people to build systems without help
Share data across projects and teams effortlessly. Expose your application data with a single click, and find others’ data just as easily
Build and manage systems at a larger scale
Worrying about complex and inconsistent integration logic across opaque landscapes is a thing of the past
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Data Hub?
Mendix Data Hub is an integration technology for accelerating app development and BI solutions with the capabilities available from the many software solutions in an organization.
Though not a centralized data store (i.e. EDW or Data Lake), it is the central hub in an organization for finding metadata and connecting apps and BI tools to the relevant shared datasets. It also ensures consistency in the data used throughout the organization.
What value does Data Hub provide?
Data Hub allows you to save time and resources when building or maintaining an integration to another system.
If you are a developer, it will help you to focus on what matters: working with data. Data Hub will help reduce the time spent on all the small things that make building integrations such a hassle.
If you are an architect, Data Hub will allow you to keep an overview of what is going on in your landscape, including what system is retrieving which data from what other application.
If you are a non-technical business user, Data Hub will allow you to discover and understand the context of connected data, while also letting you quickly pull data into BI tools such as Excel, Tableau, Power BI, QlikView/QlikSense, and more — without needing to talk to IT.
What can I achieve with the free tier?
The free tier does not limit the use of any Data Hub functionality; you can enjoy the full set of capabilities. However, applications deployed to the sandbox or licensed Mendix nodes can only retrieve 1,000 objects per day, per running instance.
What will I get if I upgrade to Premium?
The Premium tier includes unlimited usage of remote entities within all of your applications.
How do External Entities work?
External Entities are an abstraction over the connectivity information and query code typically needed to send or retrieve external data, currently based on the OData v3/4 specification.
During design/development time, they can be modeled within both Studio and Studio Pro (like local data) after being dragged and dropped from the Data Hub Catalog Pane. During runtime, External Entities automatically make the appropriate OData calls to the external system in order to read and write.
How can I use a non-OData source with Data Hub?
There are currently two ways to get non-OData sources into Data Hub: Either by writing a simple OData v4 service in high-code, or through a Mendix App that replicates the non-Odata and then exposes it as OData.
We are continuously adding support for new data sources/formats.
How can I publish content in Data Hub Catalog?
Depending on the source of the content, publishing to the catalog can be done in several ways.
For Mendix apps deploying to the Mendix Cloud, there is an automatic deployment pipeline that registers the published OData services in the app to the Data Hub Catalog. Mendix apps that are not hosted in the Mendix Cloud can use the Data Hub API and the Transform API for their Data Hub registration pipeline.
Datasets from other enterprise applications can also be registered in the Catalog. You can manually add them from the Data Hub Homepage, or you can set up a registration pipeline to record data sources that are exposed as compatible OData services to the Catalog using the Data Hub API.
How do I setup Data Hub?
All Mendix customers and evaluators already have Data Hub Freemium enabled. Just go to https://hub.mendix.com to start using the Data Hub Catalog or publish a Mendix application with an OData service.
If you have purchased a license, your Customer Success Manager will help you get your license activated.
How do I learn more about the Mendix Data Hub?
To learn more about the Mendix Data Hub contact us below or see our Data Hub FAQ.
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