What is IBM Integration Bus?

IBM® Integration Bus is a market-leading enterprise service bus (ESB) that offers a fast, simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other. As a result, it can help you achieve business value, reduce IT complexity and save money.

IBM Integration Bus supports a range of integration choices, skills and interfaces to optimize the value of existing technology investments. It provides the ability to perform business transaction monitoring (BTM) and is a vital platform for the API economy and analytics. IBM Integration Bus enables you to connect existing systems to mobile and cloud environments, helping you create a hybrid integration platform.

What are the benefits of IBM Integration Bus?

  • Utilize robust capabilities to address diverse integration requirements to meet the needs of any size project.
  • Help your entire organization make smarter business decisions by providing rapid access, visibility and control over data as it flows through your business applications and systems.
  • Connect throughout an array of heterogeneous applications and web services, removing the need for complex point-to-point connectivity.
  • Provide extensive support for Microsoft applications and services to make the most of your existing Microsoft .NET skills and software investment.
  • Deliver a standardized, simplified and flexible integration foundation to help you more quickly and easily support business needs and scale with business growth.

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“Everything's moving toward connecting data from different hospitals over a broad area interchange, or health information exchange, and we now have the foundation for that.”

Markus Gogolin, integration architecture team lead at UMC Freiburg

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IBM Integration Bus on Cloud

See for yourself how to start projects and deploy integration solutions on the cloud without the need to acquire and maintain an IT infrastructure.

Solution brief

Improve business agility with IBM Integration Bus

Learn how you can simplify the connectivity between IT assets and connect across an array of packaged applications and web services.

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Connecting your business using IBM WebSphere Message Broker as an ESB

Understand the interoperability between IBM Integration Bus Advanced and the applications in an SOA environment.

Features

Standout features of IBM® Integration Bus include:

A simple web-based interface

  • Quickly get started with IBM Integration Bus with a radically simplified single package installation and improved support for unit test.
  • Simplify administration of IBM Integration Bus by using an improved web browser user interface, which includes new capabilities for deployment, creating, editing and attaching policy documents.
  • Reuse common resources, such as message models, subflows, Java and ESQL code in shared libraries that lead to significant memory improvements.
  • Extend the reach of the IBM Integration Bus with file, database and security enhancements.

Smarter interactions

  • Import and convert existing IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus integration assets so they can run on IBM Integration Bus.
  • Flexibly interact with IBM WebSphere MQ by using connection policies.
  • Use IBM Integration Bus without installing IBM WebSphere MQ.
  • Share product extensions with the integration community, including an enhanced explorer configured to access a GitHub repository of IBM Integration Bus patterns.

Customized to meet business needs .

  • Rapidly create REST APIs and use new, graphical data mapper capabilities for the transformation of unmodeled data structures, such as JSON messages.
  • Integrate publish-subscribe-based applications using MQ Telemetry Transport messages.
  • Easily transform and model data structures with multiple new Graphical Data Map and Data Format Description Language (DFDL) features.
  • Create new application connectors and use them to easily create user-defined nodes.
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Connecting your business using IBM WebSphere Message Broker as an ESB

Understand the interoperability between IBM Integration Bus Advanced and the applications in an SOA environment.

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IBM Integration Bus overview

Explore some of the new features, including the Salesforce Request node, Rest APIs, use of JSON schemas in the Graphical Data Mapper and Callable Flows.

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Improve business agility with IBM Integration Bus

Learn how to simplify the connectivity between IT assets while adding direct value to your organization.

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For a technical comparison of the editions please use visit the IBM Integration Bus knowledge center.

What do you need in your business? IBM Integration Bus Standard IBM Integration Bus Advanced
  Most suitable option for those that have a broad set of connectivity requirements who do not need to scale. Most suitable option if you want high performance with the broadest range of applications and data, manage large volumes of business critical traffic and want the most flexibile capabilities in managing your data.
Market-leading integration software Yes Yes
A large range of connectivity options Yes Yes
Development tools that are easy to install and use Yes Yes
Flexibility for administrators with a wide range of features Yes Yes
Extensibility to Cloud Yes Yes
Support for Mobile integration Yes Yes
Support for the API economy Yes Yes
Support for Big Data analytics Yes Yes
Additional connectors for advanced use cases Yes Yes
Isolation between different integration projects No Yes
Business Transaction Monitoring Yes Yes

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1 GB memory per integration solution 4 GB memory per integration solution 4 GB memory per integration solution
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Industry

For healthcare

IBM® Integration Bus Healthcare Pack provides prebuilt patterns and connections enabling rapid clinical application and device integration for more connected healthcare systems. Improve quality of care and reduce manual errors by exchanging healthcare information with more thoroughness and efficiency—whether you are a healthcare provider, payer, payee or life sciences organization.

Benefits of IBM Integration Bus Healthcare Pack

  • Clinical application and device integration that supports Health Level Seven International (HL7)-based information flows.
  • Patterns and connectors that support the integration of remote patient monitoring devices.
  • Prebuilt, healthcare-specific tools that accelerate integration deployments in healthcare organizations.
  • Deployment and configuration capabilities that can simplify integration setup and maintenance.

Untangle the IT complexity associated with the connectivity of clinical applications.


For manufacturing

IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack helps to seamlessly integrate heterogeneous IT and operational manufacturing systems—making information flow more quickly and reliably.

Benefits of IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack

  • Aiding configuration and deployment of common manufacturing information flows using a built-in, pattern-based approach.
  • Accessing and transforming production automation data into industry application formats—enabling wider visibility of production activity across the production center, enterprise and supply networks.
  • Adding production automation data monitoring with a granular view of machine and production activity for manufacturing managers.

See how to accelerate IT integration for better business operations in this overview video.


For retail

IBM Integration Bus Retail Pack enriches information from many sources and in different formats, and distributes it to multiple points. It enables retailers to extract additional business value from data by interpreting it in near real-time, allowing for events to be detected and actions to be performed while the data is still moving.

Benefits of IBM Integration Bus Retail Pack

  • Provides retail-specific patterns and tooling for rapid connectivity and productivity.
  • Integrates many retail application types and data formats.
  • Eliminates the need to select a single method of integrating applications and offers a customizable approach to integration.

Get an introduction into breaking down barriers so you can streamline systems and processes to meet increasing demands.

Resources

Trial

IBM Integration Bus on Cloud

See for yourself how to start projects and deploy integration solutions on the cloud without the need to acquire and maintain an IT infrastructure.

Solution brief

Improve business agility with IBM Integration Bus

Learn how you can simplify the connectivity between IT assets and connect across an array of packaged applications and web services.

Ebook

Connecting your business using IBM WebSphere Message Broker as an ESB

Understand the interoperability between IBM Integration Bus Advanced and the applications in an SOA environment.

Video

IBM Integration Bus overview

Explore some of the new features, including the Salesforce Request node, Rest APIs, use of JSON schemas in the Graphical Data Mapper and Callable Flows.

Video

Driving Digital Innovation for Healthcare through Integration

See how IBM solutions can untangle the IT complexity associated with point-to-point connectivity of different clinical applications.

Video

IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack

See how to accelerate IT integration for better business operations in this overview video.

Video

IBM Integration Bus Retail Pack

Get an introduction into breaking down barriers so you can streamline systems and processes to meet increasing demands.

Video

The value of integration and IBM Integration Bus

Learn how IBM Integration Bus can help you take advantage of the benefits integration provides to your business.

Case study

eWell Group

Learn how a healthcare company used IBM solutions to eliminate information silos and improve patient care.

Case study

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Discover how IBM Global Business Services helps an insurance company implement a transformational claims process.

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University Medical Center Freiburg

See how IBM Integration foundation technology supports advancements in medical center efficiency.

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