Hybrid Cloud Data, Event and API Integration: Integrate Your IBM Enterprise and Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services

Integrate Your Enterprise and IBM Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services

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Workshop objectives

After attending this workshop, students will understand how to connect a born-on-the-cloud applications to on-premises systems by taking advantage of IBM® Bluemix™ hybrid cloud capabilities and other IBM integration products such as IBM Integration Bus and IBM MQ. In many cases, you want to expose IT assets from a private cloud as APIs, while also managing who uses those assets and how. IBM Bluemix hybrid integration services together with IBM Integration Bus and IBM MQ provide a range of cloud capabilities that allows businesses to innovate rapidly while also providing IT both visibility and control. These products and services allow you to build and operate systems that mix data and APIs from a wide variety of sources, whether those sources reside on-premises or in the cloud. .

This IBM Redbooks® workshop teaches how to develop cloud solutions using these hybrid integration products and services, which can help you to maintain data consistency, manageability, and security for critical transactions.

Workshop description

The concepts for this workshop are explained through delivered materials as well as demos and hands-on exercises. Students need to bring their own notebook computer to the workshop (Mac or Windows). Live demos by the instructor help the participants understand how a particular service works. Hands-on exercises allow the students to apply the concepts and knowledge during the supervised session. Best practices and architectural patterns for the following topics are discussed throughout the course.

    - Business challenges and motivation for hybrid clouds
    - Introduction to Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid IT
    - Hybrid integration capabilities
    - Cross industry business use cases
    - Hybrid Integration Reference Architecture
    - Introduction to Bluemix
    - Three pillars for hybrid cloud applications: API-Centric, Data-Centric and Event-Centric
    - Secure Gateway service
    - API Connect
    - IBM DataWorks
    - IBM Message Hub
    - IBM z/OS Connect
    - IBM DataPower Gateway
    - IBM WebSphere Cast Iron
    - Docker Containers and Bluemix Container service
    - IBM Integration Bus
    - IBM MQ

Target audience

The course is intended for IT professionals who need to understand how to effectively design and implement hybrid cloud environments, connecting Bluemix applications to on premise endpoints such as DB2, SAP, z/OS.

The workshop will be open to clients, business partners (BPs), and IBMers, IT professionals, including cloud advisors, cloud implementers, SAP/DB2/z/OS admins, technical project managers, architects, systems designers and application developers.


Students should have a basic understating of cloud computing concepts.

All workshops are open to IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and IBM employees


Starting October 2016 in cities around the world.

Countries and Enrollment

Questions, comments?

Brad Richards, Training Program Manager