IBM Websphere Message Broker

IBM WebSphere Message Broker

Connectivity and universal data transformation

You can use IBM WebSphere Message Broker to connect applications together, regardless of the message formats or protocols that they support. This connectivity means that your diverse applications can interact and exchange data with other applications in a flexible, dynamic, and extensible infrastructure.

WebSphere Message Broker routes, transforms, and enriches messages from one location to any other location:

  • The product supports a wide range of protocols: WebSphere MQ, JMS 1.1, HTTP and HTTPS, Web Services (SOAP and REST), File, Enterprise Information Systems (including SAP and Siebel), and TCP/IP
  • It supports a broad range of data formats: binary formats (C and COBOL), XML, and industry standards (including SWIFT, EDI, and HIPAA). You can also define your own data formats
  • It supports many operations, including routing, transforming, filtering, enriching, monitoring, distribution, collection, correlation, and detection.

WebSphere Message Broker enables information packaged as messages to flow between different
business applications, ranging from large traditional systems through to unmanned devices such as
sensors on pipelines.

Your interactions with WebSphere Message Broker can be considered in two broad categories:

Application development, test, and deployment. You can use one or more of the supplied options to program your applications:

  • Patterns provide reusable solutions that encapsulates a tested approach to solving a common architecture, design, or deployment task in a particular context. You can use them unchanged or modify them to suit your own requirements
  • Message flows describe your application connectivity logic, which defines the exact path that your data takes in the broker, and therefore the processing that is applied to it by the message nodes in that flow
  • Message nodes encapsulate required integration logic, which operates on your data when it is processed through your broker
  • Message trees describe data in an efficient, format independent way. You can examine and modify the contents of message trees in many of the nodes that are provided, and you can supply additional nodes to your own design
  • You can implement transformations by using graphical mapping, Java™, PHP, ESQL, and XSL, and can make your choice based on the skills of your workforce without having to provide retraining.

Operational management and performance. WebSphere Message Broker includes the following features and functionality, which support the operation and performance of your deployment:

  • An extensive range of administration and systems management options for developed solutions
  • Support for a wide range of operating system and hardware platforms
  • A scalable, highly performing architecture, based on requirements from traditional transaction processing environments
  • Tight integration with software products, from IBM and other vendors, that provide related management and connectivity services

WebSphere Message Broker is available in several modes, so that you can purchase a solution that meets your requirements.

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