The Next Step for ESBs is HERE! IBM Integration Bus V9.0
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IBM Integration Bus V9.0 available now!
Guest post by Kari Heuer, IBM Integration Bus Product Manager.
It’s not just point A to point B anymore. Simply connecting your systems (although important) just isn’t enough. You need a foundation that not only connect’s your business systems, applications and data, but provides insight and intelligence based on those connections allowing smarter decisions and better operational efficiency.
Enter IBM’s consolidated ESB offering: IBM Integration Bus
The next step for ESBs is here. Incorporating the best of WebSphere ESB, WebSphere Message Broker has now evolved into IBM integration Bus. As the single consolidated ESB offering from IBM, IBM Integration Bus V9 still enables you to deploy integration solutions to meet a diverse set of integration requirements, but now provides key capabilities to support more intelligent decision making, process improvement and mobile.
In this latest release we have included:
Built-in decision service nodes (powered by IBM Decision Server technology) to make it extremely easy to create and invoke Business Rules in order to influence the routing, transformation and validation of in-flight data, all in near real-time. This enables organizations to make smarter decisions through the application of decision logic to achieve an optimal business outcome. For example, a business can offer a promotion to a receptive customer at the point of sale, or to select the least cost channel for a financial payment based on a customizable set of criteria.
Prebuilt developer patterns simplify the provision of integration services for organizations using IBM BPM to automate, manage, measure, and continuously improve their processes. Discovery, selection, mapping and testing of integration services can now be completed from within the BPM development environment and shared quickly and easily between Process Designer and Integration Developer, accelerating delivery and driving out errors.
Policy-driven traffic shaping provides greater visibility and operational control over workload. This enables clients to meet the demands of an explosion of new endpoints (such as mobile and cloud applications), while protecting critical enterprise applications and systems. Policies allow traffic to be delayed or redirected, or additional resources can be added to cope with load spikes while simultaneously sending notifications to increase business awareness and enable trend discovery.
Out-of-the-box patterns for IBM Worklight allow business to extend data from backend systems to mobile devices exposing critical information to mobile users securely and with ease. Push notifications can also be used to update mobile users in real-time. For example, bedside medical devices can use push notifications to send alerts when patient vitals drop to dangerous levels notifying a doctor via his tablet that immediate medical attention is needed.
And for the icing on top of the cake:
These capabilities and more build on the need to not only integrate, but gain increased insight and value from business data. With cloud, mobile, social and big data changing how a company does business, and the explosion of new applications, data and systems that need to not only be connected but truly integrated into the business, this latest release provides exciting new capabilities to connect and derive value from existing and future skills and assets. For more details visit our IBM Integration Bus webpage.
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