What is Middleware?

Software to help optimize, personalize and reinvent the way you operate

IBM Middleware gives you the power to remake your business for the future, by unleashing continuous innovation while building on the strength and stability of what you have today.

Quietly running inside your IT infrastructure, middleware software isn’t always the hot topic of conversation. But if your organization wants to embrace mobile, hybrid cloud, analytics, the Internet of Things or just improve business operations, it should be.

Middleware is the fabric that powers digital transformation. In the ‘90’s Middleware addressed the need for enterprise integration and web functionality. Today it helps businesses join the API economy and leverage partner ecosystems to create exciting new enterprise opportunities.

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Did you know?

IBM middleware works with a surprising range of initiatives

A peekinto lizard life


Apps,meet your match

What does a lizard do all day?

Curiosity led an enterprising herpetologist to combine WAS Liberty and Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer, to control its habitat.

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Community Interview

Apps for the next-level gamer

GameStop Technology Institute integrates IT technology, delivering a holistic retail experience.

GameStop Technology Institute develops innovative apps with IBM Bluemix.

Sporting events win big

IBM WAS Liberty serves up Grand Slam Tennis data to devoted fans – and supports other major global events with extreme scalability and an easy fit into a cloud model.

IBM delivers an online and mobile experience worthy of the Grand Slam Tennis Championship.
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Success stories

Middleware in action for real-world results

Barclay's Banks roves customer experiences using IBM middleware.
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Bank on it

With an IBM business process management solution, Barclays delivers a consistent customer journey.

Qantas, Australia’s largest airline, uses an IBM DevOps approach to transform application development, testing and service virtualization.
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Soaring above

Qantas airline uses IBM Rational software to gain a significant advantage in a highly competitive industry.

Ayi & Associates deploys integration software in days rather than weeks.
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Days, not weeks

With IBM DataPower Gateway, Ayi & Asociados helps an insurer speed integration.

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