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IBM App Connect


What is IBM App Connect?

IBM’s App Connect is a cloud-based data integration platform with data mapping and transformation capabilities within connectors between high-volume systems. App Connect also offers near-real time data synchronization and an API builder that is adaptable to the user’s coding skill…

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What is IBM App Connect?

IBM’s App Connect is a cloud-based data integration platform with data mapping and transformation capabilities within connectors between high-volume systems. App Connect also offers near-real time data synchronization and an API builder that is adaptable to the user’s coding skill level.

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What is is an application integration platform with a codeless, drag-and-drop interface. provides integrations for over 100 popular business apps.

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Product Details

What is IBM App Connect?

IBM App Connect allows businesses to connect applications and build integration flows with no-code apprach, a catalog of pre-built connectors and commn templates. It provides rapid access to business-critical information, while also securing and protecting, enabling businesses to more easily create new and engaging user experiences for their customers. Built-in AI with suggestive data mapping and transformation also speed up development and testing of hybrid integrations.

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IBM’s App Connect is a cloud-based data integration platform with data mapping and transformation capabilities within connectors between high-volume systems. App Connect also offers near-real time data synchronization and an API builder that is adaptable to the user’s coding skill level.

HCL Integration Platform (HIP), Alibaba Cloud Data Integration, and Boomi are common alternatives for IBM App Connect.

Reviewers rate Pre-built connectors and Support for real-time and batch integration and Data quality services highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of IBM App Connect are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have hundreds of applications that need to exchange data with each other. It has to be safe (no message lost, no message duplicated) and secure. it has to be transactional. We need to be able to investigate later what was the initial message received, how was the mapping done, and what was the end message sent to the destination. We need also a robust error handling framework, capable of storing the error for long-term storage and retrieval and for immediate triggering of necessary alerts. We need also a robust routing capability so that a specific message received from one application could be easily routed to one or many other applications. We realize this via MQ PubSub and Publication node in AppConnect.
  • Mapping through different formats
  • Lots of different connectors available
  • Flexible, allows you to be creative
  • Documentation - Documentation for older versions of the product was more detailed, with more examples.
  • Sometimes not very intuitive, you need a certain learning curve.
  • Some concepts are difficult to grasp or explain, due to "legacy" reasons (e.g. when to use DFDL vs MRM?)
- great when you need to integrate applications without any message lost or duplicated and when transnationality is important - if you need the highest throughput possible and not much (or not at all) mapping is required, a system like Kafka is more appropriate
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
At my previous organization working for a web startup company, we had an application designed that consumed lots of web traffic and displayed extracted data in a meaningful manner. We decided to go with IBM App Connect to help aggregate data from our various apps into a single data store.
  • Just the ability to display and consume data through a single dashboard makes this a great application for our business purposes.
  • With the ability to consume their exposed API, data validation and manipulation becomes a breeze.
  • Due to the inherent complexity of the product, the learning curve for a beginner can be fairly steep.
  • Since it's an enterprise scale offering, the pricing is towards the higher side.
IBM App Connect is ideal for consolidating data from a wide array of sources. It supports multiple file and data formats and handles interconversions seamlessly. Reporting atop this application is also a very straightforward process.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it to build the orchestrations in the App Connect studio to load the data, implement the logic and functions. It has many options to connect to different platforms compared to other tools. It's easy to set, user friendly and easy to understand as all the tabs and fields under them are descriptive and very detailed.
  • Easy to connect to databases. Ex: DB2,Salesforce
  • Easy to build the activity flow
  • Easy to validate and verify the logic
  • Cannot open multiple orchestrations in the same studio
  • Need to install another studio if we need to refer to other orchestrations
  • Sometimes the system behaves unusually
It is well suited to building orchestrations, and using different activities. All the activities have their own features allowing users to select the appropriate activity like (insert,Update,Get,Delete). We can monitor activities in the web console (WMC) and will have the systems log where we can debug things. I feel this is a very easy and intuitive tool.
Praveen P | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM App Connect is used for exposing business APIs to external consumers and other partner applications in a secure manner. It provides an integrated platform for running, creating and managing APIs. It is also integrated with IBM App Connect Professional (f.k.a IBM Cast Iron). The APIs developer in Cast Iron can be exposed securely through API connect.
  • Securely expose APIs to Intranet/Internet
  • The pn-premise set up of API Connect is fairly easier compared to Apigee.
  • The development of API proxy is fairly easy.
  • The development and the transformation capability is not so great. I believe IBM is looking to incorporate some of features of IBM App Connect into API Connect.
  • The authentications features are no way close to CA API Management (f.k.a Laye r7).
  • The development experience is not as good as Apigee's.
  • The GUI should be improved. Maybe the product team should see the other API management tools in their offering.
They are one of the market leaders in the Gartner's report. Since it uses Datapower as the gateway, an organization which uses DP as a gateway can easily integrate IBM API Connect to their ecosystem.
From my research, the cheapest version of a cloud subscription is more [expensive] than Apigee. I think Apigee's cheapest is around ~300-400 USD/ month.
February 24, 2016

Lightweight Development

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is being used to develop enterprise wide integrations. You can quickly develop integrations between systems that are done in other software would take much longer and difficult to achieve.
  • Integrations with systems.
  • Data transformation.
  • Batch processing.
  • Documentation and support are not the best.
WebSphere Cast Iron is not the best for reporting solutions, but excels in data transformation and system integrations.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Cast Iron was one of many iPaaS solutions that we chose to evaluate to solve several integration problems we had across the business. This product was evaluated by myself and several of my colleagues but never brought into a production environment. The primary reason for us never bringing into production is the numerous issues we had just during the evaluation as well as the non-intuitive interfaces.
  • During our evaluation the support was fairly good as they were willing to spend literally hours on the phone trying to work through some of our issues. Unfortunately, they were unable to resolve them all.
  • The UI crashed constantly while trying to develop integrations.
  • The UI was not nearly as intuitive as many of its competitors in the iPaaS space, which lead to a much larger learning curve.
It simply didn't work in our environment and compared to the other iPaaS solutions on the market it falls really, really, short. It is almost like IBM bought Cast Iron and never really put any effort into making it better.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
We are an IBM reseller and consulting partner. In my role leading our Salesforce practice, my main area of interaction with IBM is WebSphere Cast Iron as an integration middleware for integrations with Salesforce.
  • WebSphere Cast Iron allows us to integrate Salesforce with other cloud and on-premise systems quickly and efficiently.
  • Templated Integrations and connectors for Salesforce and other systems allow us to integrate with confidence and speed.
  • The variety of form factors allows us to right-size our solutions for customers and the complexity of initial integrations vs the roadmap a customer has for future integrations.
  • WebSphere Cast Iron is not aligned with the Salesforce product roadmap in the way that other ETL competitors are. When I speak with Salesforce reps and other partners they see Cast Iron as lagging significantly behind in that ecosystem.
If an integration is highly complex, it requires extreme throughput or high levels of transformation in the middle tier, and WebSphere Cast Iron is a better candidate than other ETL providers in the Salesforce space.
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