WSO2 Founder and CEO to Unveil Latest Product Developments for Harnessing Today’s Connected World at WSO2Con US 2014

Discussion will cover strategic initiatives around the Internet of Things, mobile, cloud, DevOps, Eclipse Che, analytics, and unified governance

Mountain View, CA – October 28, 2014 – In an increasingly connected world, enterprises are extending new business models, processes and services across their employees, customers and partners. In his keynote presentation at WSO2Con US 2014 today, Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO, will discuss how competing in this connected world requires a new holistic approach to IT architecture that harnesses the combined power of the cloud, APIs mobile computing, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, DevOps, and integration. Additionally, he will unveil several strategic product developments that extend the WSO2 platform to support a connected world vision.

WSO2Con 2014 US, WSO2’s seventh user conference, runs October 27-29, 2014, at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Weerawarana’s keynote will open the day on October 28, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. In addition to the keynotes and guest presentations, the three-day event also features several other technical sessions and tutorials examining the market forces, technology developments, and best practices for excelling in the connected world. For more information, visit http://us14.wso2con.com.

“The lines between technology strategies are blurring in a connected world where we work on mobile devices, collaborate via cloud apps, and make decisions based on collecting and analyzing data from the Internet of Things,” observed Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana. “As we extend our 100% open source cloud and enterprise middleware—all built on a common core—we are committed to empowering enterprises with a cohesive platform that enables the new business ecosystems and models of agility, efficiency and monetization of a thriving connected organization.”

Mobility and the Internet of Things

Enterprises are expanding the platforms they use to connect with employees, customers and partners. Increasingly, they exchange information on IoT devices and sensors through such initiatives as the connected car, home hubs, smart city environments, factory automation, and healthcare devices. At the same time, employees are using a range of desktop, server-based, cloud and mobile applications to do their jobs. WSO2 is addressing these demands with two products: WSO2 Connected Device Manager and WSO2 App Manager.

WSO2 Connected Device Manager will build on the existing mobile device management capabilities of WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager (WSO2 EMM). New functionality will enable enterprises to deploy connected IoT devices to remotely manage them from a central point, update software, send out encryption keys remotely, and gather important information about devices’ physical locations.

WSO2 App Manager will extend the mobile application management capabilities in WSO2 EMM to provide unified management of all enterprise application types, starting with Web and mobile apps. Key capabilities will include a shared app store, single sign-on across applications, central authorization and app provisioning, as well as application usage analytics.

Expanding Public Cloud Capabilities

WSO2 continues to expand the capabilities of its WSO2 Cloud platform, which represents the company’s next generation of public platform as a service (PaaS). In conjunction with WSO2Con US 2014, WSO2 is rolling out added integration between WSO2 App Cloud, the application PaaS (APaaS) based on WSO2 App Factory, and WSO2 API Cloud, the API management PaaS based on WSO2 API Manager, which are both in public beta. Through the integration, customers can develop and host Web services in WSO2 App Cloud, and then expose them as managed APIs in WSO2 API Cloud.

Additionally WSO2 is demonstrating early previews of two forthcoming WSO2 Cloud offerings:

  • WSO2 Device Cloud is the mobile and IoT device management PaaS that will be based on the forthcoming WSO2 Device Manager.
  • WSO2 Integration Cloud, based on WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus is an integration PaaS (iPaaS) that will enable the development, execution and governance of cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-enterprise integrations.

AppFactory Cloud-Enabled DevOps

WSO2 App Factory is WSO2’s shared, elastic, and self-service enterprise DevOps platform that helps to eliminate the challenges of shadow IT projects. It enables multiple project teams to collaboratively write applications, manage the application life cycles, and provide continuous cloud delivery. At the same time, robust life-cycle management and governance ensure compliance with IT, corporate and government policies.

WSO2 is enhancing WSO2 App Factory with support for custom app types. The functionality, which will enable IT professionals to define their own application types, builds on the extensibility of WSO2 Private PaaS (based on Apache Stratos) and allows the easy provisioning of new runtimes using pluggable cartridges. In the same product release, WSO2 also will add support for .NET applications, PHP, and Node.js within WSO2 App Factory.

Eclipse Che Adoption

WSO2 today announced that it will adopt Eclipse Che, an open source platform for a software-as-a-service (SaaS) integrated developer environments, as the core platform for all WSO2 tooling supporting its middleware, cloud, and mobile platforms. WSO2 is migrating WSO2 Developer Studio from the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) to Eclipse Che with version 4.0, and has completed the first milestone. Additional details are available in the WSO2 press release from October 27, 2014, entitled “WSO2 Adopts Eclipse Che Platform for Developer Environments, Joins Eclipse Foundation to Contribute Technology to Eclipse Che.”

Analytics Evolution

Today, WSO2 delivers first solution for enabling data streams to be analyzed simultaneously in real-time with WSO2 Complex Event Processor (WSO2 CEP) and via batch processing through WSO2 Business Activity Monitor (WSO2 BAM). As a result, enterprises have unprecedented flexibility to gain valuable insights from the vast streams of events coming into the organization. An open architecture, this solution combines best-of-breed open source components, such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, and Apache Spark, as well as WSO2’s own open source Siddhi CEP engine.

WSO2 will extend its analytics architecture with new offerings for machine learning and event stream management.

  • The machine learning product will provide a wizard to let users start with a data set, explore and play with that data set, try out many machine learning algorithms and create machine learning models in order to select the best algorithm for a given data set. The models then can be executed from other products in the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, such as WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) platform or BAM/CEP offerings.
  • An event stream store and gateway, which is based on the same principles as the store and gateway capabilities in WSO2 API Manager, will let users catalog, manage and monitor event streams.

Unified Governance

Throughout 2015, WSO2 will roll out a strategic initiative to provide central governance for all artifacts and their relationships across the WSO2 platform, such as projects, applications, services, APIs, policies or people. The capabilities will be incorporated into WSO2 Governance Registry 5.0. Once artifacts are managed centrally, users will be able to apply policies to services, know which APIs are used by an application, or understand which people are working on a certain project—all from a unified governance center. Information will be published automatically from all WSO2 servers, ensuring that governance information is always up to date.

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