Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WSO2 ESB 1.7 Released

The WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) team is pleased to announce the release of its version 1.7 of the Open Source ESB.

The WSO2 ESB is an ultra fast, light-weight and versatile Enterprise Service Bus based on the Apache Synapse ESB. It allows you to Connect, Manage and Transform service interactions between Web services, REST/POX services and Legacy systems. You can easily switch transports between http/s, JMS, File Systems, Mail, FIX etc, or read/write from Databases, split, aggregate or clone messages and support declarative enforcement of QoS aspects such as WS-Security, WS-Reliable Messaging etc, and also switch between message formats such as SOAP 1.1/1.2, PoX/REST, Hessian, Text, Binary, MTOM and SwA.

The WSO2 ESB is released under the Apache Software License v2.0, and ships with a graphical management and administration console and enhanced JMX management/monitoring support, and integrates seamlessly with the WSO2 Registry.

Webinar series introducing the WSO2 ESB v1.7:
In this Webinar series Paul Fremantle, CTO of WSO2, will introduce the new features and capabilities of the WSO2 ESB. The first session will recap on the overall approach and benefits of the WSO2 ESB solution and the underlying Apache Synapse project, and then go into the added functionality and benefits of the 1.7 release. The series will include details of the newly released support for Hessian, FIX, AMQP and also discuss the improvements in performance and stability.

* For more details on the Webinar series, and to register,
visit http://wso2.com/about/news/esb-webinar-june-17/

Core features of the WSO2 ESB includes:
* Proxy services / Service mediation and Message mediation
* Support for Non-blocking http/s, JMS, FIX, Apache VFS (s/ftp, file,
zip/tar/gz, webdav, cifs..), POP3/IMAP/SMTP, AMQP transports
* Support for SOAP 1.1/1.2, PoX/REST, Hessian, Text and Binary payloads
* Support for scheduled task execution and management
* Support for custom extensions in Java through custom mediators, POJO
Classes and Java Command classes
* Support for Apache BSF Scripting languages such as (Javascript, Ruby,
* Support for clustered deployment with pinned services and tasks
* Throttling, Caching, Load balancing and Failover support
* Support for declarative WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Security and
WS-Policy attachment
* Integrated WSO2 Registry with support for external Registries
* Ability to stop, re-start and gracefully shutdown the ESB through JMX
* Cluster aware sticky load balancing support

New features of the v.1.7 release includes:
* Support for Hessian binary messages
* FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol transport
* WS-Reliable Messaging support with WSO2 Mercury
* Ability to stop, re-start and gracefully shutdown the ESB through JMX
* Integrated WSO2 Registry shipped, with ability to connect to a remote
WSO2 Registry
* Support for re-usable database connection pools for DB report/lookup
* Support for GZip encoding and HTTP 100 continue
* Natural support for dual channel messaging with WS-Addressing
* Cluster aware sticky load balancing support
* Non-blocking streaming of large messages at high concurreny with
constant memory usage
* Support for an ELSE clause for the Filter mediator
* Ability to specify XPath expressions relative to the envelope or body
* Support for separate policies for incoming/outgoing messages
* Support for a mandatory sequence before mediation
* New Router mediator
* Ability to re-deploy proxy services

Useful Links
Download WSO2 ESB - http://wso2.org/downloads/esb/
Quickstart Guide
Installation Guide
Administration Guide
Samples Guide
Documentation Index

Contribute to WSO2 ESB
SVN: http://wso2.org/repos/wso2/trunk/esb/java/
JIRA: http://wso2.org/jira/browse/ESBJAVA
User list: esb-java-user@wso2.org
Developer list: esb-java-dev@wso2.org
Web Forum: http://wso2.org/forum/187

WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of professional Training Programs, including training on general Web services as well as WSO2 ESB, Apache Synapse and Axis2, Data Services and a number of other products. For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/training/course-catalog/

WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of development and production support programs, ranging from Web-based support up through normal business hours, to premium 24x7 phone support. For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/support/ For more information on WSO2 ESB visit the WSO2 Oxygen Tank (http://wso2.org)

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