WebSphere Transformation Extender

WebSphere Transformation Extender Editions


Technical detail

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Application Programming

WebSphere Transformation for Application Programming edition is used to deploy transformations in custom programming environments and third party application servers. APIs and interfaces for C, Java, EJB, COBOL, and others are included to integrate the transformation engine into your environment or program. This edition is recommended when you want to call directly from your application into the transformation engine to execute a prebuilt transformation map developed in the Design Studio.
WebSphere Transformation Extender for Application Programming is available for all z/OS environments

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender with Command Server
(for command line, script and batch driven processing)

WebSphere Transformation Extender with Command Server allows the transformation engine to be called directly from a command line, shell script, JCL, or timer. WebSphere Transformation Extender Command Server is a powerful command-line-driven environment to control the execution of a transformation. This edition is recommended for Standalone and Batch processing environments. It is ideal for extending an existing application, batch process, or file exchange-based near real time business processes with minimal intrusion. WebSphere Transformation Extender with Command Server for z/OS is the recommended edition for z/OS Batch. CICS and IMS execution environments.

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher
(for event driven processes)

WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher packages the transformation engine with a, standalone event server runtime environment. WebSphere Transformation Extender Launcher includes Command Server capabilities. The launcher activates transformations based on triggers. Triggers can be a file creation, a message arriving on an IBM WebSphere MQ Queue, a data base management system (DBSM) trigger, a timer, and many other options. A key differentiator is the ability to enable combinations of triggers and with up to 100 inputs and outputs supported, support many complex event processing scenarios. The launcher is able to process transformation flows, complimented with a graphical flow editor in the WebSphere Transformation Design Studio. WebSphere Transformation Extender with Launcher for z/OS runs under the Unix System Shell of z/OS.

IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers **New!

V8.2 introduces a new edition to the family, WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers for Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. It is introduced to ease installation and take advantage of new WebSphere Transformation Extender bindings provided with WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere ESB which simplify integration. The transformation engine is a powerful enhancement with a small footprint to the native Java mediation and business rule capabilities. It can also enhance WebSphere Business Services Fabric solutions which include the WebSphere Process Server. Also, new Web Services can be deployed with the WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus delegating tasks to the transformation engine. Example tasks include mediating and checking the quality of complex EDI documents, unpacking multi transaction batch documents, and converting XML structures to record structured business formats. All the above products are available on System Z, under the Unix System Services Shell.

New - Extender for Message Broker now merged with WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integation Servers

WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers also includes the WebSphere Extender for Message Broker. This extender complements and extends the WebSphere Message Broker capability to transform messages with processing nodes such as the Compute Node that provides flexibility with ESQL scripting and Java programming, with an additional node that contains the WebSphere Transformation Extender engine. The WebSphere Transformation Extender engine executes maps built from an extensible library of ready-to-use functions that can be combined using graphical tools to validate both structure and content logic of the most complex, XML and non XML data formats. The Type Designer and Map Designer tools of the WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio plug into the WebSphere Message Broker toolkit. WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers for z/OS also includes Extenders for both BPM and ESB running under the USS environment on System z.

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