IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced 10.0.1 delivers Red Hat OpenShift certified containers to simplify deployment on hybrid cloud infrastructures

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP21-0426
October 12, 2021

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Program numberProgram number


Overview

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IBM Sterling® Transformation Extender Advanced empowers organizations to transform and validate data and helps ensure compliance with data standards. It is specifically designed to automate high-volume, complex transformation and validation of data across a range of different formats and standards. It includes advanced support for any-to-any data transformations, metadata mapping, validation, governance, and compliance for specific industries, including finance, healthcare, and supply chain.

New in Sterling™ Transformation Extender Advanced10.0.1

With version 10.0.1, organizations can take advantage of Red Hat® OpenShift® certified containers to simplify deployment of Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced on hybrid cloud infrastructures. Certified containers are qualified on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, built to Kubernetes standards for cloud deployment flexibility, and provide support for Kubernetes Helm charts to help improve container deployment, administration, and maintenance.

Certified containers are also available for other B2B collaboration solutions:

  • IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
  • IBM Sterling File Gateway
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct®
  • IBM Sterling Transformation Extender
  • IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
  • IBM® Secure External Authentication Server


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Key requirements

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Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced 10.0.1 certified containers work with the following Sterling Transformation Extender Pack products:

  • IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare 10.1
  • IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI 10.1
  • IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments 10.2
  • IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for SAP Applications 10.1

Certified containers, built to Kubernetes standards, are validated on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.7. Separate purchase of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.7, or later is required. Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced supports Kubenetes Helm 3 charts included in container build.

For information about hardware and software requirements, see Technical information.



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Planned availability date

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October 15, 2021

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced is a powerful, transaction-oriented, data integration solution that automates the transformation of high-volume, complex transactions without the need for manual coding. It supports any-to-any data transformation, including EDI, XML, SWIFT, HIPAA, and other communication protocols and data standards. Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced performs de-enveloping, enveloping, acknowledgments, transformation, and routing of data from source to target systems in batch and real time. Sources can include files, relational databases, message-oriented middleware, packaged applications, or other external sources both on premises and in the cloud. After retrieving the source data, it is transformed and routed to one or more targets, providing the appropriate content and format for each target system.

Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced delivers the following:

  • Document processing that is modular, scalable, and extensible
  • Support for Sterling Transformation Extender and Sterling B2B Integrator translation maps, and support for XSLT transformations
  • Consistent document processing capabilities across industry standards, such as SWIFT, HIPAA, HL7, and X12
  • Support for the features of Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare, Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI, and Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments
  • Integration with multiple IBM products, including IBM App Connect Enterprise, Sterling B2B Integrator, and Sterling File Gateway
  • Connectivity to mainframe and enterprise applications, databases, messaging systems, external and cloud-based data sources
  • Enterprise-class capabilities for development, deployment, and maintenance, with high-availability platform support

For more information about Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced, see the following product information in IBM Documentation:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Product positioning

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Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced belongs to the Sterling B2B collaboration solutions portfolio, part of IBM Sterling Supply Chain. In the global digital economy, B2B collaboration solutions enable secure, compliant, and assured delivery of files and documents across your organization's expanding ecosystem of partners, suppliers, and customers. Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced is a powerful, transaction-oriented, data integration solution that automates the transformation of high-volume, complex transactions.



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Reference information

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For information about IBM Sterling Transformation Extender, see:

  • Withdrawal Announcement JP21-0060, dated February 9, 2021
  • Software Announcement JP20-0540, dated November 10, 2020
  • Software Announcement JP20-0360, dated June 16, 2020
  • Software Announcement JP19-0573, dated October 1, 2019
  • Software Announcement JP19-0147, dated March 12, 2019


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-Q23 10.0.1 IBM Transformation Extender


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Publications

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Technical documentation for Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced can be accessed in IBM Documentation.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most current hardware requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports website and select Detailed system requirements. Search for Transformation Extender Advanced.

Software requirements

For the most current software requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports website and select Detailed system requirements. Search for Transformation Extender Advanced.

Companion products

Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced can be integrated with the following products to provide additional value from the broader Sterling B2B collaborations solutions portfolio. For details, see B2B collaboration solutions website.

  • Sterling File Gateway
  • Sterling B2B Integrator
  • Sterling Connect:Direct
  • IBM Sterling Control Center
  • Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Healthcare
  • Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Supply Chain EDI
  • Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for Financial Payments
  • Sterling Transformation Extender Pack for SAP Applications
IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider.

Planning information

Container images are purchased through IBM Passport Advantage® and distributed to entitled users through IBM Entitled Registry. Updates are also available through the Entitled Registry.

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced 10.0.1 is available as a container distribution that is purchased through IBM Passport Advantage® and accessed through the Entitled Registry. License terms and usage allocations apply.

Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced 10.0.1 is also offered as a traditional e-image distribution. Organizations with current license and maintenance are entitled to download the latest version through IBM Passport Advantage. License terms and usage allocations apply.

Security, auditability, and control

Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This program is available only through Passport Advantage.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

New part numbers

IBM Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced introduces the following part numbers:

Part number description Part number
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D08C5ZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D08C6ZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D08C8ZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Software Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D08C9ZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Software Subscription & Support Renewal E08C4ZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Non-Prod Certified Container Virtual Processor Core License + Software Subscription & Support 12 Months D08CBZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Non-Prod Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D08CCZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Non-Prod Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D08CEZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Non-Prod Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Software Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D08CFZX
IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Non-Prod Certified Container Virtual Processor Core Software Subscription & Support Renewal E08CAZX

Note: The offerings in this announcement may not be available for purchase in all countries in your geographical area. Purchase availability can be affected by multiple factors that include support and service availability and government regulations. The country information is not comprehensive. Consult with your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner for availability information in your area.

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-Q23 IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container L-MCUI-C4XMLG

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is available only through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-Q23 IBM Transformation Extender Advanced Certified Container L-MCUI-C4XMLG

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Standard support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the planned availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies, see the Standard and enhanced IBM software support lifecycle policies website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes. Information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes. For usage restrictions, see the License Information documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.

Trademarks

Sterling is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM Sterling, IBM, Passport Advantage and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Connect:Direct is a registered trademark of IBM International Group B.V., an IBM Company in the U.S. and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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