Akeneo to Shopware Connector
In large B2B online shops, the success is determined by two factors: good products and the best possible product information. Especially product information data can be traced down to a winning information management. Minimum information to be available include product descriptions, images, sizes, and colors. Using Akeneo and Shopware as provided involves data synchronization between the two systems. Manually handling these synchronizations can be time-consuming and it holds the potential to be buggy. This is why basecom developed Oktopus to automatically connect Shopware to Akeneo.
What the connector does
As the name connector suggests, Oktopus connects the two endpoints via their standard APIs. The software automates all data synchronization processes between the corresponding databases and therefore magically dissolves this time-consuming and risky manual processes.
How it generally works
Oktopus is a very powerful middleware acting as an interface between your Akeneo on the one hand and Shopware on the other. Using a smart combination of RabbitMQ and YAML mapping files results in a bulletproof and undefeated process reliability. Oktopus uses the standard REST-APIs of Shopware and Akeneo and is loosely coupled from their cores – hence changes in their cores do not impact the usage of Oktopus.
Out of the box, the following data can be exported from Akeneo to Shopware:
- Product families
The export is executed automatically and synchronizes changes in Akeneo with Shopware according to the configured sync time.
- Shopware: Version 5 and higher
- Akeneo: Version >=2.0
- Server for Oktopus: 2 cores, 4 GB RAM, 4 GB Swap, 20 GB Storage
- Docker CE (>=18.03)
- Docker-Compose (>=1.21)