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International Business Machines (IBM) Transformation Extender (ITX)
International Business Machines (IBM) Transformation Extender (ITX) Technology

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Description: International Business Machines (IBM) Transformation Extender (ITX), formerly WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX), enables organizations to integrate industry based customer, supplier, and business partner transactions across an enterprise. This technology performs transformation and routing of data from source systems to target systems in batch and real-time environments.

IBM Transformation Extender provides the following features:
  • Connectivity to a range of mainframe, legacy and enterprise applications, databases, messaging systems, and external information sources.
  • A library of 120 pre-built functions to reduce development time and simplify specification of rules for validation, transformation and routing.
  • Single, universal transformation solution that works across all of IBM`s key integration solutions.
  • Extends Sterling Business-to-Business (B2B) Integrator, IBM`s Integration Bus, and Business Process with transformation and validation capabilities.
  • Assists in management and adaptation to industry standards with Industry-pack updates for Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
  • Deploy IBM Transformation Extender within virtualized and private cloud architectures.
  • Process large volumes of data efficiently with one pass lookup, validation, and transformation.
  • Access data directly from source applications for data integrity and high throughput transformation capabilities.
  • Aggregate disparate data and information stores to provide new business information views and services.
  • Reuse the same transformation assets throughout the enterprise infrastructure to provide consistency and scalability without the need to write custom code.
This technology does not contain a database. However, this technology has the capability to import and export data from different types of databases, including Oracle Database, Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, DB2, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) format.

Please note: As of Version 9.0, WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX) has changed names to IBM Transformation Extender (ITX).

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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.5
Decision Date: 05/17/2022 at 14:55:09 UTC
Aliases: WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX), IBM Transformation Extender (ITX)
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: International Business Machines (IBM)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/17/2022 at 14:55:09 UTC).