MQIntegrator, a Solutions Package for MQSeries Users

Software Announcement
May 19, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-136


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

MQIntegrator is real-time, application-to-application message transformation and routing that offers:

  • Flexibility and ease-of-use for rapidly adding, extending, or replacing applications

  • Intelligent routing for seamless integration of applications, databases, and networks
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Overview

IBM and New Era of Networks, Inc., (NEON) jointly sell and market NEON's MQIntegrator.

MQIntegrator enables MQSeries (R) users to implement quickly and easily powerful, real-time, application-to-application message transformation, and intelligent message routing capabilities.

The flexibility and ease-of-use of MQIntegrator lets companies rapidly add, extend, or replace applications within their business information flows. As a tool, it also accommodates custom-built or predefined application libraries.

MQIntegrator supports custom-built or predefined application libraries. It offers scalable data transformation and intelligent transaction routing seamlessly integrating applications, databases, and networks.

Business effectiveness across an enterprise can be achieved with MQIntegrator by tighter integration with leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, legacy applications, and shrink-wrapped software.

These results may be realized regardless of hardware or network constraints, and enable the use of community messaging standards for cross-enterprise trading systems.

For more details on these products, refer to:

http://www.software.ibm.com/ts/mqseries/eai

or

http://www.neonsoft.com



Intended Customers

Companies that want a solution for automating application integration within and beyond the enterprise. This is regardless of operating platforms, database providers, or systems configurations.



Key Prerequisites

  • MQIntegrator for Windows NT (R) and SQL Server, V1.0, requires Microsoft (TM) Windows NT, V4.0, and SQL Server, V6.5

  • MQIntegrator for Windows NT and Oracle, V1.0, requires Microsoft Windows NT, V4.0, and Oracle, 7.3.2

  • MQIntegrator for AIX (R) and Oracle, V1.0 requires AIX, V4.1.5, and Oracle, 7.3.2



Planned Availability Date

May 22, 1998: Program Package

May 31, 1998: Application Integration Libraries

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com



DESCRIPTION



Year 2000

This is a third-party product. New Era of Networks (NEON) has represented to IBM that these products are Year 2000 ready. However, IBM does not itself make any representations nor give any warranty as to the Year 2000 readiness of this product. Contact NEON with any questions.



STATEMENT OF GENERAL DIRECTION

IBM intends to expand their MQIntegrator offering by adding products that will run in the following additional environments:

  • MVS/ESA (TM)

  • HP-UX

  • Sun Solaris
All information released in this Statement of Direction represents IBM current intention, goals, and objectives and is subject to change or withdrawal.

Trademarks

      MVS/ESA is a trademark of International Business Machines
      Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
      MQSeries and AIX are registered trademarks of International
      Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other
      countries or both.
      Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



PUBLICATIONS

Publications are available as supplied by New Era of Networks Inc. (NEON), the program supplier.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: Publications are available as supplied by NEON, the program supplier.

Source File Publications: Publications are available as supplied by NEON, the program supplier.

Open Blueprint (R): The MQSeries (R) consistent, cross-platform API is the Message Queue Interface (MQI), a component of the Open Blueprint.

MQSeries is a member of the Message-Oriented Messaging Association (MOMA) and the Electronic Messaging Association (EMA).



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: These programs are available from IBM as distributed by NEON, the program supplier:

Hardware for Server Products

  • Intel-based systems, various manufacturers
  • RS/6000 (TM) processors
Hardware for Database Administration Applications
  • Intel-based systems, various manufacturers
Software Requirements: These programs are available from IBM as distributed by NEON, the program supplier:

Operating Systems for Server Products

  • Microsoft (TM) Windows NT (R) Server, V4.0
  • AIX (R), V4.1.5
Operating Systems for Database Administration Applications
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation, V4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server, V4.0
Compatibility

Messaging Connectivity

The following list shows the platforms supported by MQSeries products or platforms for which MQI support is available. For further details, refer to the MQSeries homepage at Internet URL:

  • MVS/ESA (TM) -- Server
  • VSE/ESA (TM) -- Host
  • Tandem NSK -- Server
  • IBM TPF 4.1 -- Client
  • VM V2R3 -- Client
  • Pyramid DC/OSx -- Server/Client
  • DYNIX/ptx -- Server/Client
  • OS/400 (R) V3R2 (IMPI) -- Server
  • OS/400 V4R1 (RISC) -- Server
  • OS/400 V4R2 (RISC) -- Server
  • SINIX -- Server/Client
  • DEC OpenVMS VAX -- Server/Client
  • DEC OpenVMS AXP -- Server/Client
  • DEC UNIX (R) -- Client
  • Stratus VOS -- Client
  • AIX -- Server/Client
      Bull DPX/20 Bull Estrella Bull Escala Apple Network Server Hitachi SR4300 Motorola PowerStack Thomson PowerEngine
  • HP-UX -- Server/Client
      Status Continuum
  • NCR (AT&T GIS) -- Server/Client
  • SunOS -- Server/Client
  • Solaris -- Server/Client
  • SCO OpenSrvr UNIX -- Host (MQ (TM) V1)
  • SCO OpenSrvr UNIX -- Client (MQ V2)
  • SCO UnixWare -- Host (MQ V1)
  • SCO UnixWare -- Client (MQ V2)
  • Linux -- Client
  • HP MPE -- Client
  • Windows NT -- Server/Client
  • Windows (TM) 95 -- Host (small footprint)
      Windows NT Windows 3.1
  • Windows 95 -- Client
  • Windows 3.1 -- Client
  • OS/2 (R) -- Server/Client
  • DOS -- Client
      WinOS/2
  • MacOS -- Client
  • Java (TM) -- Client
Host is a queue manager which connects to server or host platforms only. Server is a queue manager which can connect to clients, servers, or host platforms. Clients connect to server platforms only.

Limitations

MQIntegrator: Available in U.S. English only. GUI only available on Intel-based machines.



Planning Information

Processor Tables: These products are sold in four editions:

  • Workgroup Server (small system)
  • Departmental Server (medium system)
  • Enterprise Server (large system)
  • Super Large Server (extra large system)
The following lists the hardware processor model against these editions:

Intel-Based Systems Processor Tables

  • Workgroup Server
    • 386 (1-4 processors)
    • 486 (1-4 processors)
    • Pentium (TM) (1-2 processors)
    • Pentium Pro (1 processor)
    • Pentium II (1 processor)
  • Departmental Server
    • Pentium (3-4 processors)
    • Pentium Pro (2-4 processors)
    • Pentium II (2-4 processors)
RS/6000 Processor Tables
  • Workgroup Server
    • CXX
    • E30
    • F3L
    • F40
    • IntelliStation (TM)
    • M20
    • M22W
    • 2XX
    • 397, 3XX
    • 4XX
    • 43P
  • Departmental Server
    • F50, FXX
    • GXX
    • 595, 5XX
  • Enterprise Server
    • J50, JXX
    • R50, RXX
    • S70 (1-8 processors)
    • SP (TM) (1-32 processors)
    • 6XXSP(1-32 processors)
    • 9XX
    • Any server (except S70, SP, or 6XX SP) with more than 8 processors
  • Super Large Server
    • S70 (more than 8 processors)
    • SP (more than 32 processors)
    • 6XX SP (more than 32 processors)
You must provide the minimum hardware and software environments in which the licensed programs operate.

You must identify the Program Package edition that you need to purchase -- Workgroup Server, Departmental Server, Enterprise Server, or Super Large Server.

Problem determination (PD) is a customer responsibility. PD is an assessment of whether a problem is caused by hardware or software. PD is complete only when the cause of the problem is identified. This assessment includes examination of available symptoms using the PD procedures documented in the product.

Problem source identification (PSI) is a customer responsibility. PSI begins when software is determined to be the source of the problem. PSI includes tracing the source of the program to a host system control program (SCP), an application program, or another source. Assisting the customer with PSI is an IBM service and support responsibility.

Shipment: Direct delivery to the customer from NEON.

Packaging Information: As supplied by NEON, the program supplier.



Security, Auditability, and Control

MQSeries uses the security and auditability features of the workstation operating system.

In addition, MQSeries implements a level of security including access control of queues and authorization identification between message queue managers.

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



ORDERING INFORMATION

Program Package and Optional features available in 1-packs only.



New Licenses

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now and scheduled for shipment by the program supplier beginning now. Refer to the Terms and Conditions section below.

To order a basic license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the one-time-charge (OTC) feature and the desired quantity (maximum 250) corresponding to the number of copies. Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium, which also identifies operating system software and supporting database software used by the customer.



Program Packages and Optional Application Integration Libraries

Medium Feature Number: 5003 (CD-ROM)

                                                     OTC
                                                   Feature
Description                                         Number

Machine Type/Model: 5620-BKI

MQIntegrator for Windows NT and SQL Server, V1.0

Program Package Workgroup Server Edition 0001 Departmental Server Edition 0002

MQIntegrator for Windows NT and Oracle, V1.0

Program Package Workgroup Server Edition 0003 Departmental Server Edition 0004

MQIntegrator for AIX and Oracle, V1.0

Program Package Workgroup Server Edition 0005 Departmental Server Edition 0006 Enterprise Server Edition 0007 Super Large Server Edition 0008 OTC Feature Description Number

Machine Type/Model: 5620-BKJ

NEONaccess

Workgroup Server Edition 0005 Departmental Server Edition 0006 Enterprise Server Edition 0007 Super Large Server Edition 0008

MQIntegrator S.W.I.F.T. Application Integration Libraries

Securities Settlement and 0013 Reconciliation (with ISITC) Securities Trade Initiation 0014 and Confirmation Corporate Actions 0015 Securities Lending 0016 Foreign Exchange 0017 Loan/Deposits (Money Market) 0018 Interest Rate Swaps 0019 Forward Rate Agreements 0020 (FRAs) Basic Payments 0021 Systems Messages 0022

MQIntegrator SAP Application Integration Libraries

MQIntegrator SAP A.I.L. 0033 Package

MQIntegrator PeopleSoft Application Integration Libraries

General Ledger 0035



Optional Service

                                                     OTC
                                                   Feature
Description                                         Number

MQIntegrator Program Package Service

WinNT&SQL Program Package Service Workgroup Server Edition 0001 Departmental Server Edition 0002 WinNT&Orc Program Package Service Workgroup Server Edition 0037 Departmental Server Edition 0038 AIX&Orc Program Package Service Workgroup Server Edition 0039 Departmental Server Edition 0040 Program Package Service Enterprise Server Edition 0003 Super Large Server Edition 0004

NEONaccess Service

Edition Service Workgroup Server 0009 Departmental Server 0010 Enterprise Server 0011 Super Large Server 0012 MQIntegrator S.W.I.F.T. Application Integration Libraries Services

OTC Feature Description Number

Securities Settlement 0023 and Reconciliation (with ISITC) Securities Trade Initiation 0024 and Confirmation Corporate Actions 0025 Securities Lending 0026 Foreign Exchange 0027 Loan/Deposits (Money Market) 0028 Interest Rate Swaps 0029 Forward Rate Agreements 0030 (FRAs) Basic Payments 0031 Systems Messages 0032

MQIntegrator SAP Application Integration Libraries' Service

MQIntegrator SAP A.I.L. 0034 Package Service

MQIntegrator PeopleSoft Application Integration Libraries' Service

General Ledger 0036

Customization Options: None



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These products are available for end-user installation under the supplier's (NEON) license terms.

For orders to be processed, customers need to sign a NEON contract accepting the software license terms and conditions. The IBM representative is responsible for ensuring that the contract is signed and returned to NEON. Send contract to:

    Len Goldstein
    New Era of Networks Inc. (NEON)
    7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 230
    Englewood, CO 80111
The product will not be shipped to the customer until NEON has received the signed contract.

The downloadable draft NEON contract, can be found:

Licensing: Supplier's License terms apply -- Customer has to sign NEON contract accepting software license terms and conditions

Limited Warranty: Not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, provided by supplier.

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified educational institutions



CHARGES

The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.



Program Packages and Optional Application Integration Libraries

                                          OTC
                                          Feature
Description                               Number       OTC

Machine Type/Model: 5620-BKI

MQIntegrator for Windows NT and SQL Server, V1.0

Workgroup Server Edition 0001 $100,000 Program Package Departmental Server Edition 0002 200,000 Program Package

MQIntegrator for Windows NT and Oracle, V1.0

Workgroup Server Edition 0003 100,000 Program Package Departmental Server Edition 0004 200,000 Program Package

MQIntegrator for AIX and Oracle, V1.0

Program Packages: Workgroup Server Edition 0005 100,000 Departmental Server Edition 0006 200,000 Enterprise Server Edition 0007 300,000 Super Large Server Edition 0008 400,000

Machine-Type/Model: 5620-BKJ

NEONaccess

Workgroup Server Edition 0005 35,000 Departmental Server Edition 0006 35,000 Enterprise Server Edition 0007 35,000 Super Large Server Edition 0008 35,000

MQIntegrator S.W.I.F.T. Application Integration Libraries

Securities Settlement and 0013 15,000 Reconciliation (with ISITC) Securities Trade Initiation 0014 15,000 and Confirmation Corporate Actions 0015 15,000 Securities Lending 0016 5,000 Foreign Exchange 0017 5,000 Loan/Deposits (Money Market) 0018 5,000 Interest Rate Swaps 0019 12,500 Forward Rate Agreements 0020 2,500 (FRAs) Basic Payments 0021 7,500 Systems Messages 0022 2,500

MQIntegrator SAP Application Integration Libraries

MQIntegrator SAP A.I.L. 0033 85,000 Package

MQIntegrator PeopleSoft Application Integration Libraries

General Ledger 0035 20,000



Optional Service

                                          OTC
                                          Feature
Description                               Number       OTC

Machine Type/Model: 5620-BKJ

MQIntegrator Program Package Service

WinNT&SQL Workgroup Server 0001 $18,000 Edition Program Service WinNT&SQL Departmental Server 0002 36,000 Edition Program Package Service WinNT&Orc Workgroup Server 0037 18,000 Edition Program Package Service WinNT&Orc Departmental Server 0038 36,000 Edition Program Package Service AIX&Orc Workgroup Server 0039 18,000 Edition Program Package Service AIX&Orc Departmental Server 0040 36,000 Edition Program Package Service AIX&Orc Enterprise Server 0003 54,000 Edition Program Package Service AIX&Orc Super Large Server 0004 72,000 Edition Program Package Service

NEONaccess Service

Workgroup Server Edition 0009 6,300 Service Departmental Server Edition 0010 6,300 Service Enterprise Server Edition 0011 6,300 Service Super Large Server Edition 0012 6,300 Service

MQIntegrator S.W.I.F.T. Application Integration Libraries Services

Securities Settlement and 0023 2,700 Reconciliation (with ISITC) Securities Trade Initiation 0024 2,700 and Confirmation Corporate Actions 0025 2,700 Securities Lending 0026 900 Foreign Exchange 0027 900 Loan/Deposits (Money Market) 0028 900 Interest Rate Swaps 0029 2,250 Forward Rate Agreements 0030 450 (FRAs) Basic Payments 0031 1,350 Systems Messages 0032 450

MQIntegrator SAP Application Integration Libraries' Service

MQIntegrator SAP A.I.L. 0034 15,300 Package Service

MQIntegrator PeopleSoft Application Integration Libraries' Service

General Ledger 0036 3,600

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.



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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

      RS/6000, MVS/ESA, VSE/ESA, MQ, IntelliStation, SP, and
      800-IBM-CALL are trademarks of International Business Machines
      Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
      Open Blueprint, MQSeries, AIX, OS/400, and OS/2 are registered
      trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
      Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
      Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.