WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX)

In a world where billions of messages are exchanged every day, businesses need to ensure that data moves efficiently — seamlessly crossing from front end to back end. WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX) is a data transformation engine for application integration that works with the Sterling Business Integrator suite. WTX takes files and electronic messages, parses their data and routes them to target applications for customers, partners, suppliers or internal use across an enterprise. In my view, the future of transformation engines is WTX. WTX is truly universal and can save organizations money on costly programming: Whether the content is in XML or EDI format, WTX can deploy, batch-store and forward data without code in “any to any” or “many to many” form. WTX not only delivers consistent data within WebSphere Products and IBM’s other key integration solutions; it also enhances their capability with an enhanced validation feature. This product can be used across industries, though it has particular relevance in banks, healthcare, financial services and retail settings. All industries can benefit from its interoperability, speed, simplification of complex processes and adaptability across existing IT investments such as databases and middleware. WTX is also a great tool for managing or adopting to industry requirements and standards with its plug and play industry data packs. WTX is faster than the comparable Application Integration (AI) Mapper, and allows transformation with multiple outputs. What’s more, it’s easy to use with a code free user environment and a drag and drop interface. Many organizations are already using AI Mapper, but it has become increasingly clear that IBM has put its money on WTX. What tool are you using for transformation, and where do you see the future in these products headed? Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email at Raj.Kumar@integrationmgmt.com

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