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Webhooks

Solution for lightweight real-time, Event-driven API

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lightweight solution for enabling real-time notifications and data
Webhooks

Pragma Edge webhooks (PEW) is a solution for lightweight real-time, Event-driven API. PEW can be thought of as a type of API that is driven by events rather than requests. Instead of one application making a request to another to receive a response, a webhook is a service that allows one program to send data to another as soon as a particular event takes place. With web services becoming increasingly interconnected, webhooks are seeing more action as a lightweight solution for enabling real-time notifications and data.

Some use cases for Pragma Edge Webhooks are Real-time notifications, Real-time Data Integration, Send Mobile Notifications, new email list subscriptions and subscriptions to a CRM system, and updating logistics transaction status messages.

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Lightweight data sharing

Pragma  Edge Webhooks is easier to set up and utilizes less resource intensive. Creating an API is a complex process that, in some cases, can be as challenging as designing and building an application itself but implementing a webhook requires setting up a single POST request on the sending end, establishing a URL on the receiving end to accept the data, then performing some action on the Data once it is received. 

Data Validation, Enrichment, Conversion

PEW offers Data Validation to validate the format and conditional data elements. Enrich the data before the Data is sent to the target API, any to any data format conversation.

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Webhooks, Light weight, Data sharing, Security, Scalable, Data reporting, Data analysis, Pragma Edge, Pragmaedge,

Visibility, Alerting, and Reporting

PEW offers end-to-end visibility of events processing, alerting when the endpoints are down, ability to auto-retry the events.

Various data level reports are available to present the reports by endpoints, date range, and errors.

Scalable

The solution is scalable to process over 100 million events per day, with 99.99% availability of the platform

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Webhooks, Light weight, Data sharing, Security, Scalable, Data reporting, Data analysis, Pragma Edge, Pragmaedge,

Security

Provides data level encryption for the Payload and has integrations with OKTA, SAML, and other standards required for the enterprise.

Pragma Edge Webhooks offer

Are quick to set up

If an app supports webhooks, they are easy to set up through the server app’s user interface.

Automate data transfer

The payload is sent as soon as the specified event happens on the server app.

Eliminate the need for polling

This saves resources for the client application.

Are good for lightweight, specific payloads

Webhooks rely on the server to determine the amount of data it sends, leaving it to the client to interpret the payload and use it productively.

Webhooks - FAQ's

Webhooks are typically used to connect two different applications. When an event happens on the trigger application, it serializes data about it. It sends it to a webhook URL from the action application – the one you want to do something based on the data from the first application.

A webhook is an HTTP-based callback function that allows lightweight, event-driven communication between 2 application programming interfaces (APIs).

To sum it up, webhooks are a kind of mini-APIs that provide data communication one-way. In contrast, APIs enable bi-directional data communication between different applications, but there are other aspects in which APIs surpass webhooks.

An API is a set of definitions and protocols for building and integrating application software. Communication between APIs is sometimes referred to as a contract between an information user and an information provider— establishing the content required from the consumer (the call) and the content required by the producer (the response).

To set up a webhook, the client gives a unique URL to the server API and specifies which event it wants to know about. Once the webhook is set up, the client no longer needs to poll the server; the server will automatically send the relevant payload to the client’s webhook URL when the specified event occurs.

  • Eliminate the need for polling.
  • Are quick to set up.
  • Automate data transfer.
  • They are good for lightweight, specific payloads.
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