Middleware connects the digital world

There are 100 million lines of code in a new car, 5 million lines of code in the average smart appliance, 1.2 million lines of code in a smartphone and 80,000 lines of code in a pacemaker. The world is literally being reinvented in code.

Cloud is the platform of choice the new digital builders are using to reimagine everything, and cognitive systems are driving a deeper understanding of the flood of data moving in and out. Middleware provides an enabling layer and the enterprise integration needed to connect systems of engagement like mobile with existing systems of record to yield systems of insight.

To compete in the API economy and leverage partner ecosystems in the cognitive era, you need middleware.

Explore IBM middleware solutions

Application platform

Are you part of the digital disruption that’s revolutionizing every customer interaction?

Business process management

Put your customers at the center of your business and drive top-line growth.

Cloud integration

Create differentiated customer experiences with the industry’s leading multi-cloud integration solution.


Become your organization's chief reinvention officer. Digitally reinvent yourself, your team and your business.

Case studies

What does a lizard do all day?

Curiosity led an enterprising herpetologist to combine IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty and Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer, to control his pet lizard’s habitat.

Apps for the next-level gamer

GameStop Technology Institute integrates its IT technologies and uses IBM Bluemix® to rapidly test and deploy innovative new apps, delivering a holistic retail experience.

Apps, meet your match

WebSphere Application Server 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.

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API economy
Fuel innovation and reach new audiences by making APIs part of your business model

Application performance management
Detect and address software application issues to improve the user experience

IBM DevOps
Bring operations and development together with a single methodology

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New middleware innovations from IBM

IBM middleware offerings are evolving rapidly to help you transform your business for success in the digital economy. Click the links below to see how the latest innovations in the IBM middleware portfolio can help you achieve your business goals and exceed your customers’ expectations.

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IBM the leader in API management solutions

APIs are a key foundation of digital transformation. They enable mobile apps, create integrated digital ecosystems and allow companies to benefit from the innovations of digital disruptors.

APIs can help organizations create an immersive customer experience, develop new business models, expand to new markets and innovate faster.

Find out how IBM stacks up against 13 other API management solution providers.

Analytics goes global

IT service operations deal with complexity that obscures visibility into service management, severely limiting the ability to develop and maintain trustworthy business capabilities.

IT operations decision makers at enterprise companies in the US, UK and Germany evaluate the benefits and challenges of adopting analytics.

Four pillars of hybrid integration

Complex business environments demand more endpoints, new data sources and evolving integration requirements. Can you keep up?

Learn how hybrid integration can drive your digital transformation, delivering innovation without sacrificing your exiting IT investment.

A revolution in process modeling

Today’s digital marketplace demands that businesses streamline in-house processes to deliver better innovations to market faster than ever before.

With an enterprise’s business knowledge spanning a wide range of subject matter experts, it’s critical for non-technical business people to document current business processes and operational decisions — the first step in being able to optimize and automate operations.

Learn why process mapping is important for your business and how to get started quickly.

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