If you’re familiar with OutSystems, you know about the platform’s robust integration capabilities and how easy it is to consume data from external sources.


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If you’re not that familiar, OutSystems is a global leader in high-performance low-code application development. When it comes to data integration, OutSystems makes it easy to build connected experiences that integrate with just about any data source. With our platform, you can:

  • Use 400+ pre-built connectors, web services, and APIs to access popular 3rd-party services and libraries;
  • Connect enterprise systems like SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dataverse, and Sharepoint Online in just a few clicks;
  • Integrate existing systems using SOAP web services and REST APIs without traditional coding;
  • Extend the existing connectors or build your own with your preferred technology.

What else could we add to the list? You might have heard of our new deployment model to support cloud-native development if you attended our annual conference.

OutSystems Developer Cloud (ODC) combines extreme productivity with state-of-the-art cloud-native architecture, enabling the development and deployment of apps using modern technology such as containerization, microservices, Kubernetes, and serverless computing.

This way empowers organizations to build strategic, mission-critical apps with the scalability, availability, and efficiency demanded by our unpredictable and constantly changing world.

ODC became generally available in January, and we’ve been working non-stop to continuously enhance our product to help our customers become true high-performance organizations.

And we have just launched new integration capabilities for ODC!

New external data integrations available for OutSystems Developer Cloud

We’ve extended our data integration capabilities to OutSystems Developer Cloud (ODC). This means you can integrate ODC with external data sources, such as SQL Server and Oracle, with many more to come.

Let’s take a look at how ODC can help you seamlessly and securely integrate with external systems of records and databases when building cloud-native apps, all while keeping applications performant and scalable.

1. Integration with external data sources made simple


With ODC, you can integrate your cloud-native applications with pretty much any external data source your business relies on.

For this, we’re planning on delivering new integrations continuously. We’ve just made SQL Server and Oracle integrations available, and we’ll quickly expand this list in the upcoming months.

So, stay tuned!

In addition, ODC removes the complexity of doing integrations by providing a centralized experience across the whole platform. When creating an external integration, simply input a name for the connection, a description, and all the relevant settings to authenticate against the external system.

Thus, you don't need to create complex integration mechanisms or handle authentication and authorization processes. No need to understand connection protocols, handle different data formats, and understand authentication mechanisms.

Everything is abstracted by the platform in a simple wizard format.

2. Unique integration experience


A 2022 IDG MarketPulse survey found that companies, on average, are drawing from more than 400 different data sources to power their business intelligence and analytics, and 20% of organizations reported drawing from 1,000 or even more data sources.

Data scattered across systems adds up to a lot of time and complexity, and finding skilled IT talent to tackle it is a problem. There’s simply not enough talent to address the increasing complexity that integrating this much data presents.

That’s why, with ODC, we’re providing a unique experience while using data, regardless of the data source.

This means that you are able to frictionlessly query data, and mashup data from different sources, in a single data experience, regardless of it being relational data or not.

To give you an example, you’re able to create an order management system application mashing up data from SQL and Oracle in a unique frictionless way.

3. Security and scalability by default


On top of this, the most critical non-functional requirements are met.

Connections are secured by default, without you needing to do any custom development on top of it, while keeping applications performant.

And that is the beauty of ODC.

It brings you all the benefits of a cloud-native platform, while completely abstracting the underlying technology and challenges, thus ensuring serious productivity, by abstracting and automating repetitive tasks, and serious applications, by allowing you to build mission-critical applications, on top of an evergreen platform that will always be up to date as technology evolves.

Explore what else you can do with ODC

Learn more about ODC by exploring our dedicated platform page. And to learn more about integrations in ODC, take a look at our documentation.