– by Subhash Ramachandran
Software AG’s Digital Business Platform powers digital transformation and enables any organization to become a Digital Enterprise. And the webMethods Product Suite, a core component of the Digital Business Platform, helps you achieve this transformation. Release 10.0 of the webMethods Product Suite provides significant enhancements in every functional area of the suite.
What’s new in the 10.0 release?
This release is Software AG’s first Innovation Release. This new type of release is intended for customers who want to get their hands on new features and capabilities as quickly as possible. However, it is not intended for long-term production use, as we only provide fixes for the first 6 months, and support for the first 12 months. Customers who adopt this release will be required to migrate to the next standard release within 12 months. webMethods, Apama, Terracotta, Universal Messaging, Mashzone NextGen and someAdabas&Natural products are included in the Innovation Release.
For ARIS, Alfabet and some Adabas&Natural products, this is a Standard Release with a normal support cycle.
webMethods Product Suite includes a broad collection of capabilities including application and partner integration, API management, dynamic apps development, master data management, and operational intelligence. With webMethods, you have an extensible, scalable and reliable backbone - running either in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid scenarios – providing seamless integration for cloud, mobile, APIs, and Internet of Things, and streamlining process management and agile application development.
Release 10.0 of the webMethods Product Suite provides significant enhancements in every functional area of the suite.
Software AG is now offering a light weight container called the Microservices container to host microservices - this is fully compatible with the Integration Server and can host all services developed on the Integration Server. This release also includes support for a mapping service as a first-class citizen, Digital Event Services for event-based integration,the ability to get and set HTTP request and response headers, HTTP PATCH support and enhanced REST Resource configuration, and the ability to specify file transfer access rights for MWS roles and HTTP based outbound transfers in webMethods Active Transfer.Application Platform allows creation of Java Service Skeletons, based on Integration Server specifications, and also lets users leverage an exact set of public APIs. Also, Terracotta is now available as an additional option for metadata caching when clustering is enabled for OneData.
Integration Cloud now offers a “Recipe” store in the cloud. The Recipe store has numerous out of the box recipes that can be download by the tenant and customized as per the needs. Integration Cloud offers a new monitoring user interface for monitoring cloud transactions. Integration Cloud now offers enhanced connectivity to Marketo and an out of the box Marketo – SAP Cloud for Customer integration recipe. Integration Cloud offers support for Universal Messaging as a cloud service.
webMethods API Gateway is a solution that combines webMethods Enterprise Gateway and webMethods Mediator capabilities in a single product. API Gateway offers the same capabilities within a simplified architecture and removes the dependency on CentraSite for policy definition. Also, for all the functions, API Gateway provides a new, dedicated, web-based user interface to perform API-related tasks, from creating an API, defining a policy, to publishing the API to API Portal.API Gateway now features a scoping mechanism, and API definition and configuration screens now enable REST enablement of SOAP APIs. API Gateway supports all OAuth grants and offers XML Threat protection and JSON Threat protection policies. API Portal lets you generate and download a client SDK for REST APIs and its analytics dashboards have been restructured and enhanced. CentraSite supports versioning of APIs.
Tight integration between Process Engine, Task Engine and AgileApps allows for the invocation of an AgileApps case from a BPM process and vice versa. This release also enables users to leverage AgileApps forms metadata and generate a working OpenUI (formerly known as OpenCAF) project with gadgets that you can customize and deploy to the Business Console as a gadget. Rules Management console is now available as a customizable gadget in Business Console. Additionally, this release includes added functionality to use Integration Server REST API descriptors to generate user interfaces for Business Console gadgets. AgileApps now has a mass view print feature and ability to add digital signatures. Task Engine supports out-of-the-box HPTSRA implementation for task searches in Business Console and My webMethods Server can be configured to send push notifications to Business Console users on mobile devices.
Optimize for Infrastructure supports monitoring and proper reporting of Universal Messaging queues and monitoring of Digital Event Services. Optimize for Infrastructure, along with the Analytic Engine and the Web Service Data Collector, can now be configured via Command Central. Command Central enables automation and centralization of configurations, provides a common representation of configuration and simpler navigation, making it possible to compare configurations, and enables easier management of large installations.
Command Central ensures Integration Server and My webMethods Server instance creation with the latest fixes. When you install products from Software AG Command Central Bootstrappers using the Software Download Center, Software AG Update Manager is automatically installed in managed installations. The footprint of the standalone installation of Software AG Update Manager is drastically reduced. The logs of Platform Manager are streamlined and simplified. Command Central can now be used to browse individual messages in durable subscribers in a Universal Messaging server instance. A new utility helps ease the migration of Broker territories and gateways.
For further details, please refer to the webMethods 10.0 Release Notes on the documentation site.