Is there anything for me? Is there anything for me? Is there anything for me?
The repetitive questioning might be annoying, but it’s an effective way to illustrate the inefficiency of a “pull” approach for obtaining data. You constantly need to request if there are any updates. Until now, consuming OPERA Cloud business events via the Oracle Hospitality Integration Platform (OHIP) has only been possible through this approach.
Today, I am pleased to announce the release of OHIP 21.4, which introduces a new streaming API for business events push. The addition is the culmination of research that we began more than two years ago, and it’s explained thoroughly in this article.
Using the previous analogy, streaming API is a technology that enables “push” notifications, which means users of our APIs won’t have to constantly pull our API for events. Instead, this new “push” technology enables users of our streaming API to be notified automatically in real time whenever an event occurs in OPERA Cloud. For hoteliers, its benefits can be used in countless scenarios to enhance guest service and improve operations – from check-in and checkout to updating reservations to tracking housekeeping changes.
This new capability offers the following game changing features:
The value of streaming API technology is evident, and that’s why its addition is the highlight of this latest OHIP release. The integration platform is all about simplifying integrations to bring innovations faster to market, which is essential for hoteliers striving to accelerate their recovery in post-pandemic times.
But that is not all. This newest OHIP release also features a new rich Analytics page in the developer portal designed to provide all users with comprehensive insights into the usage of REST APIs and the frequency with which they are being called.
Launched in late 2020, OHIP allows partners and vendors to connect to OPERA Cloud property management system, giving them unimpeded access to the data within it for faster product development. OHIP represents a reinvention of Oracle’s integration model: It enables innovations that improve hotel operations and elevate guest experience and makes them available in matter of days and weeks, rather than months and years.
Perhaps, most importantly, Oracle has been committed to keeping OHIP in a perpetual state of evolution, adding new features and making enhancements to constantly accelerate the pace of innovation. In its first year alone, OHIP has undertaken:
In the past, technology partners often were dependent on Oracle for guidance before they could integrate with OPERA. But with OHIP, every integration is now a self-service experience. Users simply register for OHIP, and they can immediately take advantage of every capability on their own, without assistance, because of the platform’s intuitive design.
Stay tuned for more OHIP innovations. We’ve only just begun.
Oracle Hospitality brings over 40 years of experience in providing technology solutions to independent hoteliers, global and regional chains, gaming, and cruise lines. Our cloud-based, mobile-enabled solutions for property management, point-of-sale, distribution, and reporting and analytics lower IT costs and maximize business agility. Oracle Hospitality’s OPERA is recognized globally as the leading property management platform and offers open APIs to serve as a platform for industry innovation. Learn more at www.oracle.com/Hospitality. Get specific product information as quick as clicking right here.
Luis Weir is the senior director, integrations and API strategy, Oracle Hospitality