Release Note : WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 3.0.0

May 3rd 2010

The WSO2 ESB offers a new lean approach to creating an SOA by adding monitoring, management and virtualization to your existing service interactions. Its innovative design leads it to be one of the highest performance, lowest footprint, and widest interoperability integration systems available.

WSO2 ESB 3.0.0 is developed on top of the revolutionary WSO2 Carbon platform an OSGi based framework that provides seamless modularity to your SOA via componentization. This release also contains many new features and a range of optional components (add-ons) that can be installed to customize the behavior of the ESB. Further, any existing features of the ESB which are not required to your environment can be easily removed using the underlying provisioning framework of Carbon. In brief, WSO2 ESB can be fully customized and tailored to meet your exact SOA needs. You can download this distribution from https://wso2.com/downloads/esb New Features in this release

  • Priority based mediation through priority executors
  • WS-Discovery support and dynamic endpoint discovery
  • Message Relay for efficient pass through of messages
  • Component manager to install and uninstall features (provisioning support)
  • Common Internet File System (CIFS) support through the VFS transport
  • File locking functionality in the VFS transport to support concurrent polling
  • Smooks mediator for efficient message transformation
  • Enrich mediator for smart message manipulation
  • OAuth mediator for 2-legged OAuth support
  • Default endpoint UI
  • Hot deploy and hot update configuration elements (sequences, endpoints, proxy services etc)
  • Transport level statistics collection and monitoring
  • POX security support
  • Dependency detection and alerting for mediation configuration elements
  • Mediation statistics API and custom mediation statistics consumers
  • Multiple certificate/identity support in the NHTTP transport sender
  • Improved logging capabilities for the NHTTP transport
  • Templates based proxy service development in the UI
  • Dashboard to monitor server environment and runtime
  • Easy creation and management capabilities for dynamic sequences and endpoints
  • Pagination to service management, endpoint management and sequence management UIs
  • Obtaining resources like WSDL's through web proxy servers
Other Key Features
  • Proxy services - facilitating synchronous/asynchronous transport, interface (WSDL/Schema/Policy), message format (SOAP 1.1/1.2, POX/REST, Text, Binary), QoS (WS-Addressing/WS-Security/WS-RM) and optimization switching (MTOM/SwA).
  • Non-blocking HTTP/S transports based on Apache HttpCore-NIO for ultrafast execution and support for thousands of connections at high concurreny with constant memory usage.
  • Built in Registry/Repository, facilitating dynamic updating and reloading of the configuration and associated resources (e.g. XSLTs, XSD, WSDL, Policies, JS configurations ..)
  • Easily extendable via custom Java classes (mediator and command)/Spring configurations, or BSF Scripting languages (Javascript, Ruby, Groovy, etc.)
  • Built in support for scheduling tasks using the Quartz scheduler.
  • Load-balancing (with or without sticky sessions)/Fail-over, and clustered Throttling and Caching support
  • WS-Security, WS-Reliable Messaging, Caching & Throttling configurable via (message/operation/service level) WS-Policies
  • Lightweight, XML and Web services centric messaging model
  • Support for industrial standards (Hessian binary web service protocol/ Financial Information eXchange protocol and optional Health Level-7 protocol)
  • Enhanced support for the VFS (File/FTP/SFTP), JMS, Mail transports with optional TCP/UDP transports and transport switching among any of the above transports
  • Support for message splitting & aggregation using the EIP and service callouts
  • Database lookup & store support with DBMediators with reusable database connection pools
  • WS-Eventing support with event sources and event brokering
  • Rule based mediation of the messages using the Drools rule engine
  • Transactions support via the JMS transport and Transaction mediator for database mediators
  • Internationalized GUI management console with user/permission management for configuration development and monitoring support with statistics, configurable logging and tracing
  • JMX monitoring support and JMX management capabilities like, Gracefull/Forcefull shutdown/restart
Known Issues
  • Endpoint UI does not support selecting already existing endpoints as child endpoints when creating load balance/failover endpoints
  • HTTP GET requests performed on an endpoint that has a trailing '/' character, do not work properly
  • SOAP tracer does not work when the message relay is activated
  • The sequence editor and the built-in XML editors do not work properly on Google Chrome
  • Get Involved Help us improve this product by reporting any issues you many havehttps://wso2.com/jira/browse/ESBJAVA You can also watch how they are resolved, and comment on the progress. Contact Us Get in touch with the product team via the mailing lists: To subscribe to the above mailing lists see https://wso2.com/mail Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the forum:https://wso2.com/forum/187 Support We are committed to ensuring that your enterprise middleware deployment is completely supported from evaluation to production. Our unique approach ensures that all support leverages our open development methodology and is provided by the very same engineers who build the technology. For more details and to take advantage of this unique opportunity please visit https://wso2.com/support/ For more information about WSO2 Identity Server please see https://wso2.com/products/enterprise-service-bus/ or visit the WSO2 Oxygen Tank developer portal for addition resources.