[ANN] WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus v1.6 released

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[ANN] WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus v1.6 released

The WSO2 ESB team is pleased to announce the release of its version 1.6 of the Open Source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

The WSO2 ESB is an ultra fast, light-weight and versatile Enterprise Service Bus based on the Apache Synapse ESB. It allows you to Connect, Manage and Transform service interactions between Web services, REST/POX services and Legacy systems. You can easily switch transports between http/s, JMS, File Systems, Mail etc, or read/write from Databases, split and aggregate messages and support declarative enforcement of QoS aspects such as WS-Security etc, and also switch between message formats such as SOAP 1.1/1.2, PoX/REST, Text, Binary, MTOM and SwA.

The WSO2 ESB is a fully open source product and all development activities takes place openly, and is released under the Apache Software License v2.0. It is based on the popular Apache Synapse ESB and ships with a graphical management and administration console that allows easy configuration, development and monitoring, and an integrated Registry/Repository.

The core features of the WSO2 ESB includes:
    * Proxy services / Service mediation and Message mediation
    * Support for Non-blocking http/s, JMS, Apache VFS (s/ftp, file, zip/tar/gz, webdav, cifs..), POP3/IMAP/SMTP transports
    * Support for SOAP 1.1/1.2, PoX/REST, Text and Binary payloads
    * Support for scheduled task execution and management
    * Support for custom extensions in Java through custom mediators, POJO Classes and Java Command classes
    * Support for Apache BSF Scripting languages such as (Javascript, Ruby, Groovy..etc)
    * Support for clustered deployment with pinned services and tasks
    * Throttling, Caching, Load balancing and Failover support
    * Support for declarative WS-Security and WS-Policy attachment with Apache Rampart
    * Integrated Registry/Repository with support for external Registries

New features of the v.1.6 release includes:
    * Clustered deployment support
        - Clustered support built-in for the Cache/Throttle Mediators
        - Ability to pin Proxy services or a Tasks to server instances on a cluster
    * Maintainance mode support for the HTTP/S transports
        - Allows a node to stop accepting new connections while continuing processing of already accepted messages
    * JMX Monitoring support
    * Callout Mediator for blocking service calls to be implemented in a simple way
    * Improved JMS/VFS transports
    * Improved REST/POX support
    * Annotations support for POJOCommand mediator

Useful Links
    Download WSO2 ESB - http://wso2.org/downloads/esb/
    Quickstart Guide
    Installation Guide
    Administration Guide
    Samples Guide
    Documentation Index

Contribute to WSO2 ESB
    SVN: http://wso2.org/repos/wso2/trunk/esb/java/
    JIRA: http://wso2.org/jira/browse/ESBJAVA
    User list: [hidden email]
    Developer list: [hidden email]
    Web Forum: http://wso2.org/forum/187

WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of professional Training Programs, including training on general Web services as well as WSO2 ESB, Apache Synapse and Axis2, Data Services and a number of other products. For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/training/course-catalog/

WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of development and production support programs, ranging from Web-based support up through normal business
hours, to premium 24x7 phone support. For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/support/
For more information on WSO2 ESB visit the WSO2 Oxygen Tank (http://wso2.org)

Thank You
The WSO2 ESB Development Team

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