With broad connectivity to a wide range of data sources including packaged applications, files, and databases, WebSphere Message Broker is the solution if you are seeking an ESB that provides connectivity and transformation spanning heterogeneous IT environments. WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 continues to bring you industry-leading performance and scalability, and delivers further improvements to productivity. Some of the many reasons to take a fresh look at WebSphere message broker V8 include :
WebSphere Message Broker has never been so easy to use
- Significant reductions in install overhead with only WebSphere MQ as an installation pre-requisite (Database pre requisite removed, No longer require external config manager)
- Improved developer productivity through use of patterns. Select from a wide-range of built-in patterns or capture existing flows for reuse. Produce production ready and tested flows in as few as 8 clicks.
- New Graphical Mapping tooling for simplifying the creation of maps between data types
- New command API allows users to programmatically create broker message flows nodes and more
- Improved diagnostic capabilities with new activity logging
- Comprehensive support for Microsoft .NET environments - Dramatically improves the ease of development for Microsoft .NET solutions with direct support for many of the languages supported by the Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR), and a new tightly integrated development tooling experience with Microsoft Visual Studio.
- High performing parsing of text and binary data - Introduces a new Data Format Description Language (DFDL) -based parser which provides an open standard-based, efficient means of accessing, parsing, and transforming data held in many different formats. Using the DFDL standard, clients may choose to build and reuse their own custom transforms.
- Comprehensive graphical tooling - The record, and replay capabilities in WebSphere Message Broker V8.0 provide new and powerful browser based tooling which allows suitably authorized users and administrators to view, record, edit and replay data flowing through the broker from all sources, including messaging, web services, and Enterprise Information Systems.
- New Hypervisor Edition for IBM AIX - WebSphere Message Broker Hypervisor Edition V8.0 for IBM AIX supports deployment of WebSphere Message Broker virtual images into PowerVM™ environments. It includes WebSphere Message Broker V8.0, WebSphere MQ V7.0.1, and the IBM AIX operating system for use with PowerVM environments.
- Direct connectivity and productivity aids for integrating with IBM Sterling Connect: Direct
- Support for Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-RM)
- Tiered pricing model for all budgets and applications, including a new Express Edition
Performance points for WebSphere Message Broker version 8
- Message parsing and serialization
The new DFDL (Data Format Description Language) parser and serializer, has excellent performance characteristics. Improvements in performance of up to 70% when comparing to the existing MRM technology have been observed in IBM tests, with a typical improvement being 50%.
The new Mapping node allows the user to visually map and transform data from source to target. It has excellent performance characteristics compared to the previous mapping node, and is now a viable option for performance sensitive transformations. IBM tests evaluating the performance of the Mapping node in close to programmatic transformations have shown that the typical measurement is around 50% of ESQL, Java and .Net.
- Message Broker on AIX
Specific performance enhancements for AIX on Power with no changes needed to message flows in order to benefit. These include optimizations to internal string handling and changes to MALLOC options. The enhancements have resulted in observed improvements of 10% across a range of performance tests in IBM testing.
- Resource Statistics
More resource managers now emitting resource statistical information with minimal overhead for improved profiling and analysis of broker runtime behavior. These now include: Dot Net App domains, CICS, DotNet GC, CORBA, ConnectDirect, FTEAgent, FTP, File, JDBCConnectionPools, JMS, JVM, ODBC, Parsers, SOAPInput, Security, Sockets, TCPIPClientNodes and TCPIPServerNodes. All of these can be visualized in the WebSphere Message Broker Explorer.
- Activity Log
Activity logs is a new feature to help users understand what their message flows are doing by providing a high-level overview of how the broker runtime interacts with external resources. Collection is always on and overheads are negligible.
DISCLAIMER: Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.
Note to customers using WebSphere Message Broker Rules & Formatter Extension.
Support for the WebSphere® Message Broker with Rules and Formatter V6.1 product will be discontinued on September 30, 2013.
Equivalent functionality is now provided entirely within the WebSphere Message Broker product for both the distributed(5724-J05) and z/OS® (5697-P44) offerings.
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