One important insight first: In the future, the Data Hub contained in the SAP Commerce Cloud will no longer be a strategic option for the integration of external systems. Customers who use Data Hub should focus on a long-term switch to SAP Cloud Platform Integration (SCPI) for the strategic alignment of their platform.
Of course, the switch depends on various factors. On the one hand, the company’s own business objectives; on the other hand, which alternative integration options are available. In addition to the strategic purpose, the chosen integration option also depends on its availability, support, and adaptation costs.
If, for example, you currently operation uses Data Hub, you should consider whether you want to migrate to the SCPI in the future or use an unsupported version of Data Hub. If neither is an option, the use of the existing hot folder would also be a possibility.