IBM Integration Bus
IBM Integration Bus is a market-leading software solution for application integration. It facilitates universal connectivity across enterprise systems, applications, and data, and offers a full range of integration capabilities on a flexible, secure, high-performance platform. You can use IBM Integration Bus to connect apps regardless of the communication formats or protocols they support. This connectivity enables interaction and data exchange among your varied applications in an adaptable, dynamic, and extensible infrastructure. IBM Integration Bus routes, transforms, and enriches messages from one location to another. It offers support for a wide range of functions, including routing, manipulating, filtering, enriching, monitoring, distribution, collection, correlation, and detection.
You can choose between IBM Integration Bus Advanced Edition, which is appropriate for a production setting, and IBM Integration Bus for Developers (Developer Edition), which is cost-free for development and testing purposes.
The interactions with IBM Integration Bus can be split into two categories:
Development, testing, and deployment of applications. To program your applications, you can choose from one or more of the available options:
Patterns offer reusable solutions that distill a tried-and-true strategy for resolving a typical architecture, design, or deployment task in a specific context. You can use them as-is or tweak them to meet your needs.
Message flows describe your application's connectivity logic, which specifies the precise route your data takes in the integration node and, consequently, the processing that the message nodes in that flow perform on it.
Message nodes contain the integration logic that must be applied to your data when it passes through your integration node.
Message trees describe data in an efficient, format-independent manner. Many of the included nodes allow you to study and edit the contents of message trees, and you can add additional nodes to your own design.
You can implement transformations using graphical mapping, JavaTM, ESQL, and XSL, and choose based on the expertise of your workforce without having to provide retraining.
Operational management and performance. The following features of IBM Integration Bus support your deployment's management and performance:
A wide range of administrative and system management choices for developed solutions.
Support for a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems.
A scalable, high-performing architecture built on the needs of traditional transaction processing environments.
Tight integration with software solutions from IBM and other suppliers that provide similar management and networking services.
IBM Integration Bus Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing IBM Integration Bus. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Use the platform’s powerful capabilities to handle various integration requirements to meet the demands of any size project.Help your entire organization make better business decisions by offering quick access, visibility, and control over data as it moves through your business applications and systems.Connect using a variety of diverse applications and web services, eliminating the requirement for complex point-to-point connectivity.To make the most of your existing Microsoft.NET expertise and software investment, use the extended support for Microsoft applications and services.Provide a standardized, simple, and flexible integration base to allow you to more quickly and effectively serve business needs and scale.
Reviews from Real Users
IBM Integration Bus stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust data enrichment and its event correlation tool. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Richard W., Chief Executive Officer at Responsiv, writes of the solution, “It reduces the need for programmers of consumer applications to understand where data is sourced, or how it is combined. It allows us to avoid the need for consumers to understand multiple API protocols and security arrangements, and in some circumstances can reduce the impact of systems being unavailable.
Another PeerSpot reviewer, an Integration Architect at a tech services company, notes, “One of the most valuable features is how seamless and easy to use this solution is. It's compatible with the cloud, it's a very seamless and fantastic tool.” He adds, “I rate this solution a nine out of ten.”