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Integrate Data from Anywhere with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration

This is the second post in our series on IBM Cloud Paks. Read the first post here.

IBM Cloud Paks are enterprise-ready containerized software solutions that provide an open, faster, and more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud. Each of the six IBM Cloud Paks includes containerized IBM middleware and software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer.

IBM Cloud Paks run wherever Red Hat OpenShift runs and are optimized for productivity and performance.

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration gives you the complete, flexible integration capabilities you need to create differentiated and personalized customer experiences.

Cloud Pak for Integration supports the speed, flexibility, security, and scale required for your integration and digital transformation initiatives, and comes pre-integrated with a set of capabilities including API lifecycle, application and data integration, messaging and events, high-speed transfer, and integration security.

You can easily run your integration software anyway – through containers in a private or public cloud or on your existing on-premises infrastructure. Cloud Pak for Integration enables you to use the capabilities you need while providing ongoing security, compliance, and version compatibility.

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Cloud Pak for Integration capabilities

  1. API lifecycle management – Rapidly secure and manage your entire API ecosystem across multiple clouds
  2. Application and data integration – Integrate applications and data regardless of where they live
  3. Enterprise messaging – Receive the information you need when you need it
  4. Event streaming – Build intelligent, responsive applications that react to events in real-time
  5. High-speed data transfer – Move data of any size around the world at maximum speed
  6. Secure gateway – Create a persistent, encrypted connection between environments

Use cases

Retail. Companies are always looking for ways to boost sales in their brick-and-mortar stores. For example, in order to build customer loyalty, they must unlock data from a variety of sources including past purchases, geographical information, seasonal trends, and physical store inventory.

Many companies are leveraging cloud platforms and capabilities like API lifecycle management and application integration to bring all of this data together to create personalized services and offers.

Banking. Financial institutions need to get ahead of the competition and increase customer loyalty. Sending event-driven alerts in real-time enables customers to receive relevant information when and where they need it. Cloud Pak for Integration enables banks to tap into unused data, take advantage of real-time data insights, and create responsive customer experiences.

Visit our Cloud Pak resource page to learn more.

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Caitlin Koenig

Caitlin is the Marketing Manager for Perficient's Emerging Solutions portfolio and Salesforce. She lives in St. Louis and is a proud St. Louis Blues fan.

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