Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Messaging

WebSphere Application Server V7.0 contains a number of enhancements to the service integration technology (SIBus) that make it easier to set up and manage, improve performance and provide greater flexibility for messaging applications.

To help you discover the new features contained in V7.0 we'll be blogging them at WebSphere and Messaging over the coming weeks.

Here's a taster of some of the new features of WAS V7.0 that we'll cover:
  • Consumability improvements
    • New console wizards to make configuration easier
    • Improved facilities for monitoring and control
  • Improved integration with WebSphere MQ
    • Using WMQ directly from WAS via the new JCA 1.5 Resource Adapter
    • Using WMQ via the SIBus - increased platform coverage and additional facilities
  • Clustering improvements
    • Better workload balancing
    • New options for message routing and visibility
    • Response routing within a cluster
    • Additional options for MDB activations
  • Security changes
  • Connectivity from client environments and from servers outside the cell
  • Performance improvements
All of the new features of WAS V7.0 are described in the InfoCenter but if you'd like to hear about them from a different perspective and have the opportinuty to discuss them, then please pay a visit to the WebSphere and Messaging blog.