IBM App Connect Enterprise (abbreviated as IBM ACE) is a software that combines the existing, industry-trusted technologies of IBM Integration Bus with the IBM App Connect Professional and with cloud native technologies so that it delivers a platform that supports the full breadth of integration needs across a modern digital enterprise.
IBM App Connect Enterprise is used to connect applications together, regardless of the message formats or protocols that they support. IBM App Connect Enterprise (IBM ACE) software can be installed directly on to a physical machine running in own Data Centre or in a VMWare virtual machine or in a Docker image and into other environments such as a public cloud including IBM Cloud, AWS, or Microsoft Azure.
Using the IBM ACE Toolkit, we can develop an integration solution and deploy them to IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, the dedicated runtime of IBM App Connect Enterprise software, and to IBM App Connect Enterprise on IBM Cloud. We can use an extensive range of administration and systems management options to manage the integrated solutions.
In this connectivity diverse applications can interact and exchange data with other applications in a very flexible, dynamic, and extensible infrastructure. IBM ACE Software routes, transforms, and enriches messages from one location to any other location as it has following features
- It supports a wide range of protocols such as IBM MQ, JMS 1.1 and 2.0, HTTP and HTTPS, web services like SOAP and REST, File, Enterprise Information Systems including SAP and Siebel, and TCP/IP.
- It also supports a broad range of data formats like binary formats (C and COBOL), XML, and industry standards including SWIFT, EDI, and HIPAA. It also allows you to define your own data formats.
- It also supports many operations which includes routing, transforming, filtering, enriching, monitoring, distribution, collection, correlation, and detection.