Lightweight Development
Updated February 24, 2016

Lightweight Development

Jennifer Hinz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WebSphere Cast Iron

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.
  • Much faster development time.
  • Easier to support once services are developed.
  • Easy monitoring of processes through the management console.
WebSphere Cast Iron is not the best for reporting solutions, but excels in data transformation and system integrations.

IBM App Connect Feature Ratings

Pre-built connectors
8
Connector modification
6
Support for real-time and batch integration
6
Data quality services
8
Data security features
8
Monitoring console
9

WebSphere Cast Iron Support

Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses.

When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.

ProsCons
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Slow Resolution
Difficult to get immediate help
Yes - No, bugs take forever to get fixed/resolved
when not understanding how to do something or why something is not working(user error not a bug)

Using WebSphere Cast Iron

You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Routine/common tasks - scheduling, timing of processes, connecting to endpoints/common systems
  • if you have needs to customize the standard functions, i.e. need to schedule a task on a different schedule than what the built in tasks can do
  • Node programming, needs a bit of learning and practice
  • new versions/upgrades can be buggy