NOTE: A new, fully-supported, version of this functionality is now available. See this blog post for more information: IBM WebSphere Commerce Components for Digital Experience.

IBM Digital Data Connector (DDC) is used to integrate data from external data sources on your portal pages by using IBM Web Content Manager presentation components. In this sample we are integrating WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Commerce. This integration allows WebSphere Portal to become a front-end for WebSphere Commerce pulling data into portal using the WebSphere Commerce REST APIs. WebSphere Commerce can then behave in a “headless” manner, acting as a data source for WebSphere Portal.

Functionality available in the default WebSphere Commerce storefront, Aurora, has been segregated into portlets which use a combination of DDC and AJAX. The library provided in this sample contains 16 content items which you can drag and drop onto your portal pages. Each content item corresponds to a function available in the Aurora Store front, for example a shopping cart or wishlist. These content items are provided as examples of how you can easily integrate WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Commerce using DDC.