WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.5 is available. A full installation download is available to new eXtreme Scale users, and an upgrade process is available to existing users.
WebSphere® eXtreme Scale includes many new features in Version 8.5. These are just some of the release highlights:
- Installation Manager
You can now install WebSphere eXtreme Scale using Installation Manager. WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.5 product offerings are available in product repositories. To access these repositories, you must first install IBM® Installation Manager.
- Liberty profile support
The Liberty profile is a highly composable, fast to start, dynamic application server runtime environment. You install the Liberty profile when you install WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.5 with WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5. Because the Liberty profile does not include a Java runtime environment (JRE), you have to install a JRE provided by either Oracle or IBM.
- Query and invalidation operations in the web console and xscmd utility
You can run regular expressions on the keys in your data grid to retrieve sets of data from a map. You can also invalidate sets of data based on the regular expression or partition.
- JTA transactions support
WebSphere eXtreme Scale provides support for Java Transaction API (JTA). Through JTA, client management is simplified and accomplished using Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE). The JCA specification also supports resource adapters that you can use to connect applications to eXtreme Scale clients. Through support from the eXtreme Scale resource adapter, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications can look up eXtreme Scale client connections, and demarcate local transactions using Java EE local transactions or using the eXtreme Scale APIs.
- Spring cache provider
With Spring cache abstraction, you can transparently add caching to your existing Spring application that uses the WebSphere eXtreme Scale as the cache provider.
Read about more new Version 8.5 features in the What's new topic in the WebSphere eXtreme Scale Information Center.
You can download WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.5 client and server instances. Use the following information to determine which installation you need.
New users: See Download WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.5 for more information about downloading the full installation image from Passport Advantage Online.
Existing users: The upgrade process is documented in the product information center. See Upgrading and migrating WebSphere eXtreme Scale Version 8.5 for more information.
See the following related links to help you get started with Version 8.5: