IBM App Connect Enterprise
App Connect Enterprise is a modern enterprise integration bus from IBM, formerly known as IBM Integration Bus and now combined with IBM App Connect Professional to support cloud native technologies.
One of the most common usage scenarios is connecting widely different applications that have different message formats (e.g. CSV to XML), different protocols and systems (e.g. REST to SAP), enrichment of messages and many other functions.
MQ is a messaging middleware that simplifies and accelerates the integration of applications on the cloud and most enterprise platforms. By abstracting operating system differences, network issues, security configuration, it makes data transfer between applications reliable and secure. It has been the leading middleware for many years and is the most wide-spread integration product amongst our customers.
IBM DataPower Gateway
DataPower is a gateway that safe guards your on-premise or cloud APIs, B2B, cloud, mobile, web and SOA systems with proven best practices and protects you from attacks. The gateway is available in many different variants. The appliance offers intrusion detection, encrypted storage, hardware cryptographic acceleration for superior performance and is built for redundancy with redundant disks, PSUs etc. The docker image works great in the cloud and with many microservice platforms., offering elasticity. It is also available for hypervisors and for Linux.
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For integration purposes there are many suitable services. Different flavors of MQ, OpenWhisk for the creation of serverless integration components, API Connect for APIs and App Connect Enterprise for more advanced integrations.
IBM Cloud Private
Cloud Private is a simple on-premise installation that brings many cloud services to your local network giving you control over your data, while making it easy and safe to integrate with services outside your network. At its core is an application platform for developing modern applications and modernizing old applications to become cloud compatible. It allows you to manage containers through Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console and monitoring framework. Using Cloud Private makes it easy to deploy, manage, monitor and scale your applications.
IBM API Connect
API Connect is for organizations looking to streamline and accelerate their journey into the API economy. It’s a comprehensive management solution that addresses all four aspects of the API lifecycle: create, run, manage and secure. API Connect is far more cost-effective than limited point solutions that focus on just a few lifecycle phases. It enables external and internal consumers to accelerate an organization’s API program and capture new revenue through compelling new customer experiences.
IBM Event Stream
Event Stream is an event-streaming platform based on Apache Kafka that helps you react to events in real time for more-engaging customer experiences. It is a high-throughput, fault-tolerant, event management platform that helps you build intelligent, responsive, event-driven applications. It makes using Apache Kafka easy and intuitive, while features like geo-replication for disaster recovery make it perfect for mission-critical workloads.