WebSphere Commerce and Elastic Path both offer an API-driven approach to development. However, they differ in a couple of critical areas.
Elastic Path Commerce consists of 3 components:
1. Cortex Hypermedia API
2. Core Commerce
3. Integration Framework
Below diagram shows the software components that relate to WebSphere Commerce.
|IBM WEBSPHERE COMMERCE||ELASTIC PATH COMMERCE|
IBM WebSphere Commerce is divided between various services, including:
Elastic Path Commerce streamlines services, including:
With IBM, developers who need to change business logic that may impact store/search/order will require multiple environments for development purposes. Elastic Path presents a single, unified development environment which makes it easier to customize. In addition, because business logic customizations are not coupled to front-end logic, they only need to be altered once in the development environment for any front end to “understand” how to handle them.
Deployment of WebSphere Commerce V9 is focused on IBM Cloud Private (ICP). They also instruct on “building” docker images in order to deploy.
Elastic Path has CloudOps tooling for AWS and Azure that fully automates the creation of team environments, test environments and production-like environments incorporating Elastic Path best practices and tested architectures.
|Elastic Path||IBM WebSphere Commerce|
|Current Websites||Current Websites|
Royal Cyber has certified IBM WebSphere Commerce Consultants and offers the below services: