IBM App Connect Integration Tools
IBM App Connect Enterprise and App Connect Professional
IBM App Connect Integration Tools
What is IBM App Connect?
IBM® App Connect is a powerful all-in-one tool for easily connecting apps, integrating data, building APIs, and acting on events. It allows you to easily connect applications and data across all your environments. It supports multiple integration styles from traditional Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to modern event, API and microservices, to provide a single integration tool for your business.
Thousands of businesses rely on IBM App Connect to instantly connect applications, data, legacy systems, and modern technologies virtualizing access to data wherever it lives for exposure as APIs. Learn more below about the different IBM App Connect products available to you.
What is IBM App Connect Enterprise?
IBM APP Connect Enterprise, (abbreviated as IBM ACE, formerly known as IBM Integration Bus or WebSphere Message Broker) is IBM’s integration broker from the WebSphere product family that allows business information to flow between disparate applications across multiple hardware and software platforms.
IBM App Connect Enterprise combines the existing, tried and trusted technologies of IBM Integration Bus (IIB) with IBM App Connect Professional and new cloud-native technologies, to deliver a platform that supports the full breadth of integration needs across a modern digital enterprise.
There are a lot of tools that can help you integrate your applications, automate your workflows, and simplify your business processes. However, many of these solutions are needlessly complicated and some with a myriad of integration problems. IBM’s App Connect Enterprise (ACE) was designed as an answer to simplify all of your integration needs within the modern digital enterprise.
What is IBM App Connect Professional?
App Connect Professional, formerly known as Cast Iron, is an easy-to-use integration solution that enables large and midsize companies to integrate systems without requiring the deep skills of senior level integration engineers and developers. App Connect Pro is a low-code or no-code integration platform. It’s any-to-any integration capability enables you to connect applications, databases, email systems, and flat file data sources in the cloud and on-premise. IBM App Connect Pro increases the value of all your business solutions – Cloud/SaaS, on-premise, and hybrid alike. Instead of working around your applications, App Connect Pro allows your applications to work around you. App Connect can easily be deployed within just a few days, both as a virtual appliance or as a hosted solution in the cloud.
IBM App Connect Professional was designed as an enterprise and mid market middleware alternative to the complex coding and large investment that comes with a traditional ESB solution. Rapid deployment accelerates time to value, and the Drag-and-drop interface makes administration easy.
App Connect Pro customers have reported that it has reduced the cost of resources by 38%, condensed timelines by 40-60%, and can be up and running in as little as three days. IBM App Connect is also a part of the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration Portfolio.
Why App Connect Integration?
With more and more business applications moving to the cloud, it becomes increasingly necessary to integrate applications still hosted on premise with those operating from the cloud. App Connect Professional eliminates duplication of work efforts, removing the common “swivel chair” approach (requiring your teams to toggle between multiple applications). App Connect realizes true benefits for business, both small and large, by streamlining business processes and maximizing financial investments almost instantaneously.
By allowing you to quickly and easily customize and migrate data from one application to another, App Connect integration is a cost effective solution to businesses that don’t have the time, the manpower, or the funding to go with a more robust solution. Solutions that will take a large number of resources, highly skilled developers, extend project timelines and is expensive to build and to maintain. The reality is, that not every business has an immediate need for this, or they don’t have the budget to fund it.
It takes minutes to map your integrations, by dragging and dropping fields from one source to another. You can add transformations within a few clicks, and even add variables to enrich data, remove duplicates, and correct errors. IBM App Connect has a large and growing number of prebuilt connectors for popular applications, SaaS offerings, API’s, message formats and more.
What can IBM App Connect do for you?
IBM ACE Reference Sheets
ACE is a great tool but unfortunately, there’s not a lot of resources out there to help you along. That’s why we’ve created a quick ACE node reference sheet so you can keep everything you need in one handy place. Click on the ACE Reference pics, and download the sheets for yourself today!
*If you’d like to print them out the “ACE Nodes Quick Reference” sheet is best printed using 8.5×14, and the “ACE Nodes Summary in Detail” is best using 12×18 when printing.