IBM recently added continuous delivery pipeline capabilities to Bluemix by DevOps Services. Using this capability in conjunction with the IBM Bluemix Container Service takes the heavy lifting out of customising and deploying Docker containers.
We demonstrate this approach by combining both IIB and MQ in a container project and show the start to finish process to build and deploy your own copy of this asset.
The IIB components also show an example of how you might add ODBC and callable flows to the IIB instance. Callable flows are particularly relevant when considering how cloud-based IIB production containers might invoke on-premises IIB flows for access to on-premises resources, or legacy systems.
To get started, you’ll need a Bluemix account, or sign up for a free trial.
The procedure to build and deploy an IIB and MQ container is shown in the attached video, and you can also download a PDF file of the complete step-by-step tutorial.
IIB containers are a great way to rapidly test and prove out your integration ideas, or to stand up longer running cloud based services. With IIB, MQ, and Bluemix services combined, the industrial strength of IBM integration and MQ messaging has never been so flexible.