Key benefits of WebSphere Adapters
Based on open standards — WebSphere® Adapters V6.1 leverage J2EE™ Connector Architecture (JCA) 1.5 specification, and exploit the Enterprise Metadata Discovery (EMD) specification for wizard-driven configuration, as well as the Service Data Objects (SDO) specification for exchanging data.
Flexible investment protection — WebSphere Adapters are now included with WebSphere Message Broker and includes adapters for SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft.
Increased cost savings — Maintenance costs are reduced substantially when using graphically rich browsers to generate adapter interfaces and exploiting the common foundation framework code provided, compared to writing Web services or coding your own connectivity.
Speed time to market — With V6.1, WebSphere Adapters are pre-packaged with the tooling for brokers and servers, with an integrated install. All adapters are configured with graphical tools for enterprise application and database discovery. This means that you are not bogged down in coding, allowing you to get to market more quickly and focus on achieving business results.
Lower business risk — IBM provides unique expertise in interfacing disparate systems. Each specialized adapter offers a proven solution to meet your integration needs. Business and legacy applications can quickly and efficiently be integrated into your ESB for reuse with new composite services, delivering your SOA.
Ease of use — You can configure JCA adapters with clicks of the mouse within the WebSphere Integration Developer IDE. Create business object definitions by graphical browsing application data repositories, so eliminating error prone manual configuration. Similarly "Adapter nodes" are easily configured from WebSphere Message Broker V6.1 using the message flow designer.