IBM Integration Bus Competitors and Alternatives

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Wael Alhasan
Real User
Middleware Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 14 2018

How has it helped my organization?

There is a concept behind the project of this technology, the ESP technology, it is just the layer because of the bus between front systems and back systems, So if I want to change anything in the back system, no need to change in the front… more»

What needs improvement?

The resources about IBM are hard to find, and it is not enough material. Finding people who know this product is problematic.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have no comment on pricing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have prior experience with Oracle. The work bus and the the word map is totally different from Oracle. In Oracle you're doing the job management most of the time, in IBM product, their version, it's much easier. You just try to sync with… more»

What other advice do I have?

IBM recently changed the name of this solution to IBM API-Connect. With the new name, they have added two new features, such as connecting to the cloud.
Real User
Enterprise Solution Architect at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

This product provides a relatively easy way to develop integration solutions. This solution has very good, high-availability features. From a performance point of view… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The whole of the radar data that we receive from the ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) is transformed by the IBM Integration bus.

What needs improvement?

This product uses the PVU (Processor Value Unit) license model from IBM, and it is something that should be improved. It requires you to install monitoring software that… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our licensing is based on a five-year contract, and as far as I know, there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fee.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

When I started at the facility, they were using CORBA (Common Object Request Broker) for the integration. It was used very intensively, and the project to introduce this… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody implementing this solution for the first time is to have people from IBM on-site to help you establish the operating procedures and the development… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several similar products including solutions from Oracle and Software AG, and we chose this solution not only because of its technical features but also… more»
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