Learn how to get started with IBM® Integration Bus on Cloud: Sign up for an account, try out the provided sample, and upload your own BAR file.
You can use IBM Integration Bus on Cloud to manage integrations in a cloud environment. If you have BAR files that you have created in IBM Integration Bus on premises, you can deploy them to the cloud by uploading them to IBM Integration Bus on Cloud. When you upload your BAR file to the cloud, it provides the content for an integration. You can start and stop your integrations in the cloud, and you can call them from a client or on-premises systems.
Sign up to use IBM Integration Bus on Cloud at the IBM Cloud Shop.
Choose from 3 types of subscription:
Try the service for free for 30 days. During this time, you can have 5 integrations uploaded to your space at any time, but you can only run one. If your integrations are inactive for 3 hours, they’ll be stopped, but you can restart them when you need them. If you have questions while you are using the service for free, you can ask them in an on-line community forum.
- On demand
Create and run as many integrations as you want. There’s no minimum term, and you’re billed monthly in arrears. You’re charged for what you use per hour. You can get support from the on-line community forum.
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This subscription is currently available to existing IBM Integration Bus customers and is for a minimum term of 12 months. You’re billed in advance for each subscription, and you can buy multiple subscriptions. For each subscription, you can have 10 integrations uploaded to your space at any time, but you can run one integration only. You can get support from an on-line community forum, or from IBM Support.
For short-term workloads, on-demand subscriptions provide the greatest flexibility because you pay for what you use, based on integrations that are running. For enterprises, the 12-month subscription offers the best price for committed usage.
When you log into IBM Integration Bus on Cloud, click Explore sample integrations.
The provided sample manages a customer registry with IBM Integration Bus REST services. You download the sample BAR file to your file system, then upload it to IBM Integration Bus on Cloud to create an integration. After you start the integration, you use REST API requests to view and update the details of fictional customers. For details about using the sample, including examples of the requests that you can send to the sample integration, see Exploring IBM Integration Bus on Cloud by using a sample.
Result: Now that you’ve seen how IBM Integration Bus on Cloud works, you’re ready to develop and deploy your own BAR files.
Before you can deploy an integration to IBM Integration Bus on Cloud, you must already have created some BAR files in IBM Integration Bus on premises.
There are currently some restrictions on what you can include in the BAR files that you upload to IBM Integration Bus on Cloud. For example, you cannot include standalone static libraries or message flows, and there are some message flow nodes that are not yet supported. If your application refers to shared libraries, those shared libraries must be packaged in your BAR file. For a full list of what you can include in your BAR file, see Supported resources in BAR files.
If you don’t have IBM Integration Bus on premises, you can download and install IBM Integration Bus for Developers. You can use IBM Integration Bus for Developers without charge in all development and unit test scenarios.
There are two ways to upload a BAR file to IBM Integration Bus on Cloud. If you’re logging in for the first time, click Upload BAR file. If you’ve already used the sample, go to the Integrations view and click Add integration. Locate and add your BAR file. The contents of the BAR file are used to create the integration. When the BAR file has finished being prepared, you can start it.
Result: Now that your integration is running, it’s ready to receive input. To find out how to call your integration, see Calling integrations in the cloud.