Akinon Commerce Cloud (ACC) is a cloud-native SaaS solution that provides a flexible and scalable digital commerce platform. It offers a comprehensive set of services and tools to build, deploy, and manage digital commerce applications. Leveraging a headless architecture and API-first approach, it allows for easy creation and management of applications and gives flexibility to customize and extend e-commerce applications according to specific requirements.
ACC follows cloud-native principles and supports the 12-Factor methodology, enabling the creation of modern cloud-native applications effortlessly. It offers a single-tenant SaaS architecture, ensuring enhanced security, scalability, and control. With ACC, you can benefit from horizontal auto-scaling mechanisms, enabling efficient resource allocation through automated application deployment.
At the core of ACC is Flora, a robust cloud orchestration tool developed by Akinon to address your diverse cloud requirements. Flora acts as a centralized hub for managing and automating various aspects of your cloud infrastructure. It simplifies application building, SSL certificate management, scalability across availability zones, DNS configuration management, and database provisioning. By abstracting the complexities of the underlying infrastructure, Flora allows you to focus on developing and enhancing digital commerce solutions. In conjunction with Flora, ACC offers additional tools and interfaces such as APIs, a CLI (Command Line Interface) tool, monitoring and management screens. These resources provide you with complete control over your applications, empowering you to rapidly manage and optimize your cloud-based infrastructure with heightened security and scalability.
The architecture of Akinon Commerce Cloud creates a reliable and isolated environment, allowing users to concentrate on their specific requirements and operate with confidence. By leveraging the combined capabilities of Flora and ACC, you can streamline your operations, reduce complexities, and maximize the efficiency of your digital commerce ecosystem. This includes integrating Akinon's services, applications, and desired extensions seamlessly, allowing for a cohesive and optimized user experience.
Akinon API-first design philosophy enables you to build and customize digital commerce experiences with ease. The comprehensive set of RESTful and REST APIs allows integration with existing systems, third-party applications, and external services.
Akinon offers a wide range of APIs that provide developers with the necessary tools to integrate, extend, and customize the platform's digital commerce capabilities. These APIs enable seamless interaction with ACC's core functionalities, applications and services. ACC streamlines tasks, such as discovering available extensions and provisioning them for projects, which makes it easy to add new extensions without disrupting existing services. Additionally, each API is well-documented, with clear specifications, endpoints, and data structures, making it easier for developers to understand and integrate applications and services operating on the ACC.
Akinon also offers the option to subscribe to webhooks or utilize APIs within your extensions. These self-contained modules operate with their own dependencies and can be easily published, loaded, and managed. This opens up possibilities for implementing notifications, sales channels, data synchronization, and integration with other tools or services. ACC empowers you to decouple the front-end presentation layer from the underlying commerce functionality. This approach provides unparalleled flexibility, enabling developers to leverage their preferred front-end frameworks and technologies while connecting with ACC's Commerce capabilities via APIs.
ACC integrates continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools to automate the application development process. By utilizing these tools, you can create and manage consistent and reliable CI/CD pipelines. Akinon Commerce Cloud ensures that pipelines are developed consistently, allowing swift deployment of new applications across multiple projects. To facilitate efficient troubleshooting during the CI/CD process, ACC offers comprehensive logs and metrics through Flora. These insights play a vital role in quickly identifying and resolving issues, ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality applications.
ACC involves automatically analyzing code quality and identifying potential issues or vulnerabilities throughout the software development process via continuous inspection. This analysis is performed on source code, bytecode, or compiled binaries to identify bugs, vulnerabilities, code smells, and other code quality concerns. It provides a wide range of built-in rules and checks. The reports generated as part of CI/CD pipelines in ACC include valuable metrics such as code coverage, complexity, duplication, and adherence to coding standards, providing essential insights for improving software quality. Each issue is categorized and prioritized based on severity, allowing developers to focus on the most critical problems first. If the code does not meet the quality gate criterias, you can consider the versions as unstable and see what improvements could be made. By regularly monitoring these metrics, teams can identify areas for improvement, set goals, and track their progress. This integration on ACC helps teams deliver higher-quality code, improve software maintainability, and mitigate security risks throughout the development lifecycle.