IBM® WebSphere® Application Server is offered in different configurations:

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server on cloud platform (WebSphere on cloud), is a next generation application infrastructure strategy that provides entry points to capitalize on the benefits of a hybrid cloud. Using WebSphere on cloud, businesses can improve and accelerate their time to market by simplifying the creation of application programming interfaces (APIs) and microservices and reducing costs by moving all or part of their applications to the cloud — quickly, securely and reliably.

Application Server provides advanced infrastructure and tooling for Java™ applications across a range of workloads. WebSphere Application Server delivers a standards-compliant Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) server runtime and tools in a single offering that includes both WebSphere Application Server traditional and WebSphere Application Server Liberty.

WebSphere Application Server traditional is an industry leader for transactional workloads and hosts some of the world’s most demanding Java applications. WebSphere Application Server Liberty shares the same runtime technology as WebSphere Application Server traditional and, in addition to traditional workloads, it excels in modern workloads that favor a microservices architecture. WebSphere Application Server Liberty provides a modular architecture offering next-generation integration techniques, a cloud and mobile-first mindset and seamless portability across all topologies.

WebSphere Application Server Liberty is especially developer friendly, allowing for integration with DevOps workflows for continuous integration and delivery. WebSphere Application Server Liberty is particularly well suited to lightweight virtualization container environments and supports seamless deployment to hybrid topologies through IBM Containers services and Docker containers.

Organizations leverage WebSphere to solve a wide range of complex business problems, and the data created within these specific applications can go unnoticed in the intranet or search portal platform.

websphere Connectors for Search Indexing

BA Insight’s WebSphere Ingestion Connector securely indexes both the full text and metadata of WebSphere objects into Elastic, enabling a single searchable result set across content from multiple repositories. This allows organizations to tap into the wealth of information accessible within WebSphere and other ingestion connectors, making it possible to have data instantly actionable to users through search.

The BA Insight IBM WebSphere Ingestion Connector is built on the BAI ConnectivityHub, which is the platform used to build all of our connectors for Elastic and provides secure connectivity to enterprise systems.

Some of the attributes of IBM WebSphere Ingestion Connector are:

  • Ingestion of content into the Elastic Search index while honoring security in WebSphere.
  • When used with other connectors it provides an integrated search results set providing easy access to information from multiple systems.
  • With BAI Smart Previews, users find information within the documents. Smart Previews starts the user at the most relevant page. Each page is fully hit highlighted, using color coding for different terms. Users can search inside or navigate using a dynamic hit-map to rapidly evaluate content for relevance and locate information located deep inside documents.
  • The connector minimizes the impact on the source system. Furthermore, crawling can be scheduled to further lessen the impact.

Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise are released, new features and functionality are introduced. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for IBM Websphere updates and the Elastic search engine. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting IBM WebSphere to your Elastic search engine you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.