June 15, 1999
MQSeries Integrator V2 Integrates Applications Quickly and Easily
At a Glance
Integrate, link, and extend your business applications with:
Open yet secure ...MQSeries Integrator cross-platform middleware is both scalable and manageable. It helps span the divide between business processes, and provide consistent information within and between enterprises.
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IBM's open, scalable, industrial-strength messaging and information infrastructure enables enterprises and their partners to integrate business processes to form an efficient enterprise- or community-wide system.
Different hardware and software platforms can behave as if they were designed to work together. You are no longer constrained by platform incompatibility. Your business operation can be captured and turned into intelligent rules that:
Your business process flows can be simply defined, visualized, modified, and automated to yield significant quality and productivity improvements. MQSeries is a key technology for IBM e-business and for transporting workflow data, and it is the key technology for IBM business integration.
New for the MQSeries Family
Integration opportunities are advanced significantly with:
MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 is central to the MQSeries portfolio. It helps you to create, deploy, and control message-based business solutions:
MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 provides a rich range of tools, GUIs, message dictionaries, and enables third-party plug-ins. It supports XML, which is an emerging internet standard. XML lets documents contain structured information, such as words, pictures, or sounds, and some indication of what role that content plays (for example, this is the name of a person, their photograph, and a voice greeting). XML can convey specific pieces of tagged information, such as delivery dates or zip codes.
The product is available on the AIX® and Windows NT® platforms, and includes the corresponding MQSeries base product necessary for its operation. This new version is an evolutionary step forward from MQSeries Integrator V1, which is included with it. The new publish/subscribe function is compatible with the existing MQSeries V5 publish/subscribe offering.
Application Messaging Interface (AMI) V1.0 is planned to be available in the same time frame as MQSeries Integrator, V2.0, and will include support for it.
Refer to Software Announcement 299-147 , dated June 15, 1999, for other MQSeries announcements, including a statement of direction about availability on other platforms.
Planned Availability Date
The MQSeries family consists of three product groups that integrate the IT infrastructure of the enterprise and its partners.
MQSeries Messaging robust middleware that integrates applications across 35-plus IBM and non-IBM platforms.
MQSeries Integrator message brokering that centralizes the operating rules of your enterprise and intelligently performs message routing and dynamic message-content transformation and formatting.
MQSeries Workflow you can capture, visualize, modify, and automate your business processes; enables application-to-application processes plus those involving people and applications.
The MQSeries family is a key technology for IBM e-business . It is the key technology for IBM business integration . The messaging industry is rapidly expanding, and companies need to implement e-business rapidly. Business Integration across many applications is a common element of successful implementation. MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 gives you the tools and adds value outside the message queuing paradigm to include application connectors and application collaboration.
IBM has enhanced the MQSeries Integrator V1 technology. The MQSeries Integrator V2 product is upward compatible with the rules and formatter capability of V1. Within the new enhancements is a new architecture based on the concept of a "processor node." A library of function for these nodes is provided by IBM, but you can add function.
Additionally, the V2 product has close synergy with relational data base technology in respect of message augmentation, warehousing, and message flow tools.
Dynamic publish/subscribe offers the full level of MQSeries integrity. The advanced message format dictionary and manipulation tools support multiple formats including XML, plug-in, and third-party dictionaries and formats.
MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 uses MQSeries to carry messages. It simplifies the complexity of connections between applications by establishing a hub through which:
Operations on messages include:
Reformatting works dynamically with the rules component to parse, map, and reformat messages by using on-the-fly conversions and transformations.
Message formats can be self-defining using XML, or defined using an IBM-provided format repository or third-party message dictionaries. Predefined templates mean MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 can exchange information with major packaged applications.
A technology release will feature support for publish/subscribe applications using the JMS publish/subscribe interfaces.
AMI V1.0 will be available in the same time-frame as this product. The AMI is a new high-level MQSeries application program interface for use with MQSeries messaging and MQSeries Integrator, V2.0. It enables the development of applications that are unaware of the transport method in use (although in this release MQSeries will be the transport).
MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 includes a full license for MQSeries and for MQSeries Integrator Version 1, on the corresponding platform.
Transaction Processing SupportPacs: The IBM Transaction Processing SupportPacs library consists of material that complements the family of MQSeries products marketed by IBM. Each SupportPac supplies a particular function or service that can be used with one or more of the MQSeries products. The Transaction Processing SupportPacs library is available on the Internet at URL:
These products are Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with their associated documentation, they are capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example, hardware, software, and firmware) used with the products properly exchange accurate date data with them.
Industry trends and business drivers, such as e-business and supply chain integration, drive the need to link and extend existing and new business systems rapidly.
The MQSeries Message Broker strategy and product family represents IBM's response to this market need.
MQSeries Integrator, V2.0, a part of this initiative, addresses business and application integration through the management of information flow with:
System connectivity is typically enhanced into application integration by developers who write code to capture, evaluate, translate and reformat data from source applications to a format understood by destination applications.
MQSeries Integrator V1, already available on these platforms, is a toolkit that greatly simplified the burden of creating mutual understanding between source and receiving applications. Additionally, the rules engine can test the content of messages and modify flow including rerouting, creating additional messages, or similar business automation activities.
Compare MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 to V1:
To protect customer investment, this product is an evolutionary step forward from MQSeries Integrator V1, which is included with it.
Advantages of V2:
The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Details of the education support will be provided by planned availability through separate education announcement.
Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are available.
For MQSeries® courses, access:
An MQSeries Integrator Installation Guide is included with these programs. The following books are shipped on the product CD in PDF format only:
PDF Hardcopy In Box on CD Installation Guide GC34-5600 Yes Yes Introduction and GC34-5599 No Yes Planning Administration Guide PDF only Yes Messages PDF only Yes Programming Guide PDF only Yes Messaging Interface SC34-5604 No Yes
PDF files will be available from the WWW after planned availability.
Hardcopy books can be ordered from country program libraries after planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Title Number Planning Guide GC33-1349 Application Programming Guide SC33-0807 Application Programming Reference SC33-1673 Application Programming Reference SX33-6095 Summary Programmable System Management SC33-1482 Command Reference SC33-1369 Intercommunication SC33-1872 Introduction to Messaging GC33-0805 and Queuing Messages GC33-1876 Order Title Number Planning Guide GC33-1349 System Administration SC33-1873 Using C++ SC33-1877 Clients GC33-1632 Queue Manager Clusters SC34-5349 Brochure G511-1908 Using Java(TM) SC34-5456 Administration Interface SC34-5390 Programming Guide and Reference Business Partner Directory GC34-5440
Additional hardcopy documentation can be ordered separately for a fee.
The displayable manuals are part of the basic machine-readable material. The files are shipped on the same media type as the basic machine-readable.
These displayable manuals are available in PDF format, and some are also available in HTML format.
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware Requirements: Any Year-2000-ready vendor hardware that is explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding supporting software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.
The price model is linked to the number of processors per machine or node on which the MQSeries Integrator programs will run. The machines relate to a required number of MQSeries Integrator Capacity Units. Additional capacity units are required as you move to larger systems, or add new systems to accommodate your business use of MQSeries Integrator. A similar-priced model is used on the base MQSeries products; however capacity units are not interchangeable with those from base MQSeries.
Intel-Based Systems Processor Tables
MQSeries Integrator generic capacity units are intended to be transferable across MQSeries Integrator platforms that appear in the same MQSeries Integrator Transfer Group. The MQSeries Integrator Transfer Group will generally, but not exclusively, define MQSeries Integrator products at a consistent version (V2) and release level.
Upgrade to MQSeries Integrator, V2.0: Passport Advantage Subscription customers with MQSeries Integrator V1 can obtain upgrades to MQSeries Integrator, V2.0 up to the currently authorized level of use.
Upgrade from Developer to full IBM MQSeries Integrator License: Acquire upgrades from your current authorized Development License to the corresponding full MQSeries Integrator license by obtaining the Upgrade to Full License with the appropriate number of capacity units part number.
Customers must identify the machine on which they will install the MQSeries Integrator products, and purchase the required number of capacity units with their program package order.
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.
Packaging: Media is on CD-ROM only. It contains program code, PDF files of the publications for viewing online, and HTML files for selected publications. It also contains the complete appropriate MQSeries product necessary to run MQSeries Integrator, V2.0, or for other use.
The package also contains:
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.
Terms and Conditions
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.
Part Description Number OTC* MQSeries Integrator 04L1905 $ 55,000 Capacity Unit Pack MQSeries Integrator for AIX, V2.0 Program Package includes 0764249 110,000 two MQSI Capacity Units MQSeries Integrator for Windows NT, V2.0 Program Package 0764250 110,000 includes two Capacity Units Windows NT Development 0771429 55,000 License Development License Upgrade from Development 0772159 55,000 License to Full License
Passport Advantage: For Passport Advantage ordering information and charges, contact your Lotus® representative or authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage URL:
Variable Charges: The applicable processor based OTC will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed above, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.