IBM Integration Bus Valuable Features

Systems Software Specialist III at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

My favorite feature is the XML-based DFDL mapping, which is a tool that allows you to graphically map legacy data formats to modern data formats. I like it because there is less programming involved. On the internet I do not see many users who are aware of this capability or its importance. Since I have a theoretical background in this area I was able to quickly understand its value. In the past, we had to do a lot of programming in Java, whereas now, it is just linking one node in one format to another node in another format. The linking is done in a very smart way, and behind the scenes, the solution knows what to do. For different types of inputs and outputs, the interface already knows how to do the translation or conversion. All you have to do is draw a line and make simple additions. It has reduced the programming from one hundred percent down to ten or twenty percent.

In this solution, you can design the workflow too, graphically. There are two graphical tools in this solution. One of them is for the format conversion and it is called mapping. The other one is actually developing the application itself. It is a good GUI that I really like.

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Qudrat Khan
Sr. Manager Software Quality Assurance at UBL

The Integration Bus has provided us with a certain level of security. For instance, before we used this solution, we were directly connecting to databases through a DB link. We were able to stop that practice and make it more secure using Integration Bus. It has also provided us with the capability to reuse developed services. Services we developed can now be used with multiple systems and we are able to remove duplicate applications due to this advantage.  

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Integration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I use the integration of Kafka and the message flow, which is really good. It is also good for moving any file from one location to another. 

Using IBM Integration Bus in the data stage is pretty simple. You can see the preview and other things.

The MQ server integrated with IBM Integration Bus is really great. I don't have to do a lot of configuration from that side. It is really good.

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Pavel Shcherbukha
Team Leader of the Development Team at IBM/IT-Innovation

This solution is very reliable and it is easy to learn.

There are many connectors to different sources and it's easy to scale.

Also, it is easy to parametrize the integration of bus applications during building or deployment. For instance, set up names of the queues, set up binded services URL, set up or change user-defined parameters.

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Channu Kambalyal
Senior Leader - Architecture, Mars Global Services at Mars Information Services China

The solution has a variety of valuable features.

The ESB characteristics are great. The transformation, protocol bridging and routing are great.

The list of features on offer are both useful and actionable.

The cost is pretty cheap, compared to what else is available in the market.

The solution has been on the market for ten to 15 years, so it's had a lot of time to develop.

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CTO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

The solution offers pretty good pricing.

The technical support is great.

The solution is stable and can scale relatively easily.

The user interface is easy to navigate.

The performance is decent.

The solution offers good dashboards.

The management and monitoring on offer are very good.

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Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

Having the solution come from IBM you know you are receiving a product of quality in components and in the services, it is very good.

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Enterprise Solution Architect at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees

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, it's very good and it doesn't need very much in terms of CPU resources.

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Managing Director at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

I like that this solution is suitable for any size company. It's simple to use from a development perspective because the content is easily infiltrated in the eclipse infrastructure. It's also credible in all the application aspects and easy to integrate into the enterprise application landscape. Finally, there is also a good relationship with IBM itself that assists us in implementing. You can really use this architecture but you have to understand the technology itself. It means you can do everything with this technology on condition that implementation is carried out correctly but this is a general term and valid for all solutions on the market. IBM is offering with the Integration Bus a very robust and stable solution.

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Integration Team Leader /Integration Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

IIB is feature rich product it is hard to point to a single feature , but most important is IIB supports most communication protocols out the box (SOAP/REST/HTTP/MQ/JMS/TCP/Files) 

Native support of Asynchronous calls .  support of multiple message formats (XML/JSON/ CWF/CSF/SWIFT/HL7....)

Global Transaction Co-ordination

Horizontal and Vertical Scalability .

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Sandeep Chukkapalli
Senior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is similar to Adobe X Pro. We can intersect with any of those items.

The scalability is very good.

The integration with other tools is excellent. It integrates well with batch issues.

Overall, the solution works very well.

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Mahmoud Emara
IBM Integration Bus Developer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is that it is clear and easy to learn.

There is a community available where I can find a solution if I am facing a problem.

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Nnamdi Ndukwe
Application Development Team Lead at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

The biggest advantage of this solution is that it is very easy to learn, and very easy to build applications. The learning curve is not steep and it is something that you can pick up within about two weeks.

There are a lot of inbuilt interfaces like ISO and SAP. Having all of these interfaces already built makes integration very easy and straightforward.

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Operations Officer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Multiple protocols support,  development environment is user friendly.

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Steven Lien
Solution Consulting Director at PCCW

The most valuable feature is the API integration.

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Team Lead and Senior Architect at FCL

The solution's features are all quite useful. We use all of them.

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Head of Information Systems Development Department at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

What I like best are the monitoring features.

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Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

I have found the inbound and outbound adapter confirmations valuable.

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Cameo Mbowane
Chief Executive Officer at Customersoft Innovation

It has the ability to be deployed without rewriting the code. 

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VP at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The interface is quite stable.

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Sr. Manager CRM Platform and Integration at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is that it's robust and its time to market is very short.

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Viktor Dolyna
DevOps Engineer at Integrity

IBM Integration Bus is flexible, easy to use, and easy to configure.

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