Interactions with IBM App Connect Enterprise software can be considered in two broad categories, they are
Application development, test, and deployment.
Operational management and performance
Application development, test and deployment :
Using the IBM App Connect Enterprise Toolkit you develop integration solutions to transform, enrich, route, and process your business messages and data. You can integrate client applications which use different protocols and message formats. The IBM App Connect Enterprise Toolkit is aware for the existing users who have experience with the IBM Integration Toolkit, it is helping them easily to switch to developing for IBM App Connect Enterprise and to accelerate their development of new integration solutions, and preserving and exploiting their investment in IBM Integration Bus development skills.
These tooling experiences truly unlock the value of enterprise data when this is used in partnership. This perfect pairing supports collaboration between the IT teams so that they can manage the data and the users with the context of where and when it is needed.
Developing, testing, and deploying with the IBM App Connect Enterprise Toolkit :
The following options can be used to develop applications:
Patterns: They provide reusable solutions that encapsulate a tested approach to solving a common architecture or deployment task in a particular context.
Message flows: It describes the connectivity logic of your application.
Message nodes: It encapsulates the required integration logic.
Message trees: They describe the data in an efficient and format independent way.
Operational management and performance:
IBM App Connect Enterprise – IBM ACE has the following features and functionality, which helps to support the operation and performance of your deployment
The IBM App Connect Enterprise Toolkit.
The web user interface, which is used to administer integration nodes.
Applications that use the IBM Integration API.
A comprehensive set of commands, which can run interactively by using scripts.
The Representational State Transfer API (REST) that allows the development of administrative applications without the need of client to install software and web browsers which can administer integration nodes through a user interface.
It has 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, which provide related management and connectivity services.