White Papers

From Shadow IT to Empowered IT - Unshackling Your Developer's Creativity

VP, Solutions Architecture

The paper will examine how an enterprise can overcome the challenges of shadow IT initiatives and take advantage of cloud-enabled application life-cycle management (ALM) frameworks to manage, govern, and empower IT teams.

Understanding Mobility and its Challenges and Managing These in the 'Mobile First' Era

Software Engineer

This white paper will help you become more aware of the threats with mobility and discuss ways you could prevent and manage these, enabling you to keep pace with a fast-moving world.

In Memory Computing Landscape: Its Role and Advantages

Director - Research,

WSO2 customers achieve significant infrastructure and development expense reduction by combining WSO2’s subscription model, the WSO2 platform’s high transaction throughput, configuration-driven development, cloud-native multi-tenancy topology, and instance-based pricing model.

WSO2 Reduces Infrastructure Cost and Improves Agility

Vice President - Platform Evangelism ,

WSO2 customers achieve significant infrastructure and development expense reduction by combining WSO2’s subscription model, the WSO2 platform’s high transaction throughput, configuration-driven development, cloud-native multi-tenancy topology, and instance-based pricing model.

Convert Your Enterprise to a Connected Business

Vice President - Solutions Architecture ,

This white paper will discuss key challenges in achieving a connected business and how you can address these roadblocks via a seven-step approach.

Evaluating Java EE application migration and Java EE service migration to WSO2 Application Server

Senior Technical Lead,

WSO2 Application Server is an Apache Tomcat-based lightweight web application hosting platform and an integral part of the WSO2 middleware stack. Java EE is a platform for Java-based enterprise application and has evolved significantly in the past few years. This white paper discusses Java EE specifications supported in WSO2 Application Server and its future trends. It also highlights value-added features that are available for Java EE applications when migrating from a traditional application server to a Flightweight WSO2 Application Server.

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

Co-Founder & CTO,

This white paper introduces a Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT): this includes the devices as well as the server-side and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices. The aim of this is to provide architects and developers of IoT projects with an effective starting point that covers the major requirements of IoT projects and systems.

Connected Government

Director - Solutions Architecture,

This white paper looks at the functional and nonfunctional challenges that arise in building an e-Government stack and how an enterprise-ready Platform as a Service can help in solving these challenges.

REST Easy: API Design, Evolution, and Connection

Vice President - Platform Evangelism ,

RESTful design increases API performance, reduces development effort, and minimizes operational support burden. By conforming web applications, web services, and web APIs with proven RESTful constraints, teams can create systems as scalable, pervasive, and prolific as The Web itself. Because REST requires a new development mindset, many API implementations are not truly based on REST constraints and principles, and do not exhibit expected scalability, evolvability, and interoperability. By following a few best practices and selecting RESTful tooling, teams can easily design, evolve, and connect RESTful APIs.

Enterprise App Management with WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager

Software Engineer,

An app management strategy is crucial when implementing a mobility strategy for an enterprise. Consumers are accustomed to the user experience provided by consumer app stores, such as Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, etc. They expect the same user experience for internal app management solutions as well. IT management teams want to securely manage lifecycles of applications and provision them to users’ devices.

WSO2 Big Data Analytics Platform

Vice President - Delivery,

WSO2's opens source middleware platform has comprehensive support for Big Data Analytics with a combination of products. The platform has capabilities to collect data, analyze data, visualize analytics and detect key performance indicators (KPI), and take action based on the outcomes of visualization and KPI alerts. This white paper will tell you everything you need to know about the WSO2 Big Data Analytics platform.

SOA and API Convergence Strategy and Tactics

Vice President - Platform Evangelism,

SOA is a design discipline that focuses on implementing shared functionality as reusable services. A core SOA principle is to maintain a clean separation of concerns between services implementing shared functionality and applications that consume them. This design approach enables any type of application to consume the service. It hides implementation details from the consuming applications, and enables more flexibility and adaptability in the systems.

WSO2 Platform Offerings for Developers

Vice President - Delivery,

Applications both Web and Mobile are mainstream today. They solve the problem of taking data onto screens with value addition in the process. Many infrastructure choices exist when taking data onto screens; however, among these choices, time to market, agility to develop, ease with which to amend and upgrade (i.e. maintainability), extensibility, and testability, are some characteristics to consider when picking development tools and infrastructure. This white paper will discuss how the WSO2 platform addresses these elements.

Building an Ecosystem for API Security

Director - Security,

Enterprise API adoption has gone beyond predictions. APIs have become the ‘coolest’ way of exposing business functionalities to the outside world. Both your public and private APIs need to be protected, monitored, and managed. This white paper focuses on API security. There are many options available that could be very confusing. When should you select one over another is a question that frequently comes up – and you need to cautiously identify and isolate the tradeoffs.

Application Services Governance: Automate IT Best Practices and Enforce Effective and Safe Application Service Delivery

Vice President - Platform Evangelism,

Application Services Governance is a mechanism to achieve business agility, build a responsive IT organization, and optimize IT effectiveness. Effective governance automates IT best practices, improves service levels, and facilitates safe, rapid iterations. Governance facilitates safe and rapid change by mitigating risks and reducing uncertainty when teams evolve IT systems. When enhancing governance effectiveness, successful teams smartly remixes IT skills, tooling, and processes; development and operation teams adopt agile processes, introduce automation tooling, and streamline collaboration.

SOA Solutions & Middleware Testing

This white paper discusses how to test solutions built using SOA. This is also known as Beta testing, which usually involves live data. Brief descriptions on test planning and designing is provided along with other important testing tools such as debugging and monitoring tools.

In Pursuit of Secure Efficiency: Achieving Operational Agility and Fiscal Benefits Through Secure Multiple Classification Level Information Sharing

Secure multilevel information sharing is both a technical and operational problem that has long frustrated both government and industry. This white paper both clearly articulates the problem and outlines an innovative solution that leverages open standards such as the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) and open source products including the Apache Accumulo database and the WSO2 Identity server.

A Definitive Guide to Developing Enterprise Applications with the WSO2 Application Platform

Most enterprises spend a considerable amount of time on coding their domain security, monitoring, auditing, authentication, and authorization to bring in innovation and productivity to their enterprise application development efforts. This white paper aims to provide some insight into the importance of these features, and how these requirements can be met with WSO2 Application Platform.

Enterprise Integration Patterns with WSO2 ESB

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is key to connecting business applications with heterogeneous systems. Over the years, architects of integration solutions have invented their own blend of patterns in a variety of ways. Most of these standards are described in the Enterprise Integration Patterns Catalog. In this whitepaper, you will see how each pattern in the patterns catalog can be simulated using various constructs in WSO2 ESB.

DevOps meets ALM in the Cloud – Cloud DevOps PaaS

To improve software delivery performance and effectiveness, teams need automation, governance, architecture best practices, and increased team collaboration. Unfortunately, improving IT performance and effectiveness is not easy. Outdated infrastructure, processes, and disjointed tooling will impede improving application delivery.

WSO2 Carbon Product Performance and Deployment Topology Sizing

This white paper aims to provide some insight into WSO2’s Middleware product performance, a capacity planning matrix, capacity planning processes, and how to identify an optimal deployment architecture.

Managing Big Data for the Intelligence Community

This white paper explores the nature of the intelligence Big Data problem, posits an architectural solution that leverages well-vetted and established tools and demonstrates how this solution can be implemented in cost-effective and timely manner through the use of open source software.

The Path to Responsive IT

The path to Responsive IT requires moving away from traditional application platforms, traditional team structure, and traditional information flows. Responsive IT teams are adapting their infrastructure, processes and tooling to reinvent the application platform and re-think application delivery. The New IT architecture underlying Responsive IT intelligently incorporates Cloud Platforms, BigData Analytics, Enterprise DevOps, and API first development.

WSO2 Carbon: The Composable Platform Advantage

WSO2 found many enterprise architects and developers devoting a significant amount of time to the problem of internal platform integration, increasing not only their cost of IT and their risk of causing disruption to the business, but often stifling their ability to adopt new innovations and use IT agility as a competitive business differentiator. This white paper introduces WSO2’s advanced composable server architecture developed to address this problem.

Integration Platforms and App Factories: The Transformation of Legacy Defense Systems

For the better part of two decades, sustainment burdens associated with legacy defense and intelligence software systems have been rising. Many of the cost drivers are inherent to fundamental decisions taken at the time the systems were designed.

Engagements: The Role of the Middleware Vendor in the Defense Industry

Middleware, that vast software space between data and end-user applications has become an inescapable fact of life in industries ranging from commerce and finance, to healthcare, travel and beyond. Middleware platforms provide critical infrastructure capabilities that include data transport, transformation and mediation, data access, identity and access management, system reliability assurance, and workflow management.

The Revolution in Military Affairs 2.0: Information Dominance and the Democratization of Information Technology

The goal of transforming legacy, industrial age military organizations to agile, responsive information age forces has eluded much of the world’s defense organizations. This white paper describes benefits gained by Transforming industrial age forces to information age forces - Pushing power to the edge, Promoting self-synchronization, Adopting open-source software in general, Adopting open source middleware in particular.

WSO2 and API Management A Technical Evaluation Guide

This white paper provides a technical introduction to the WSO2 API Manager product and additional components that assist API access management. It is aimed at developers, architects, and systems administrators who wish to learn more about managed APIs.

Promoting service reuse within your enterprise and maximizing SOA success

API management is a strategic component within your Service Oriented Architecture initiative. Many development teams publish services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely shared, re-used, and adopted across internal development teams. SOA governance programs often fall far short of encouraging consumer adoption, tracking service consumption, and illustrating business value.

WSO2 API Manager Comparison

WSO2 API Manager is the only open source API management product available today. The product builds upon WSO2’s deep investment in integration, governance, analytics, and security to solve traditional SOA adoption challenges, deliver managed and secure RESTful APIs, manage identities, and enable new business-to-developer distribution channels.

Cloud Native Advantage: Multi-Tenant, Shared Container PaaS

The ‘Multi-tenant, shared container PaaS TCO’ white paper describes architecture components required to deliver multi-tenant, shared application platform services, and proposes a cost evaluation tool.

Moving eGovernment to the Cloud

This paper examines the demands that governments face today and how the cloud-native WSO2 eGovernment solution provides a powerful, highly flexible and extensible platform for addressing these requirements.

Selecting a Cloud Platform : A Platform as a Service Scorecard

This whitepaper will help enterprise architects and solution architects evaluate and select PaaS offerings. Use the proposed evaluation framework and quick start roadmap as guides assisting your choice of goals, requirements, key metrics, use cases, and PaaS providers.

Practical SOA for the Solution Architect

This white paper is a retelling of the SOA philosophy in an easily understandable and practically applicable form, independent of the actual tools used to implement it.

WSO2: Driving Business Agility in Financial Services

Read how WSO2 is well-equipped with the right blend of technology and expertise to ensure business agility and adaptability to inevitable change.

WSO2 Security & Identity Gateway Solution

This white paper introduces the WSO2 SOA Security Gateway solution, its architecture, the technologies as well as the the benefits of proper security governance.

WSO2 Mobile Services Gateway Solution

This whitepaper enumerates requirements and presents a core architecture for a scalable, secure, integrated, multi-platform, Mobile Services Gateway based on WSO2 products.

WSO2 FIX Gateway Solution

This white paper enumerates requirements and presents a core architecture for a scalable, secure, integrated, multi-platform FIX Gateway based on WSO2 products.

WSO2 SAP Message Gateway Solution

This white paper enumerates requirements and presents a core architecture for a scalable, secure, integrated, multi-platform SAP Gateway based on WSO2 products.

Effective Cloud Enablement With WSO2 Stratos

This paper explains the benefits of cloud computing, the private and public cloud concepts, defines PaaS and explains WSO2 Stratos as a complete Enterprise Cloud Platform.

Cloud Native: Essential Characteristics of Platform-as-a-Service Offerings

This white paper introduces the concept of “cloud native” as a model for assessing the capabilities of a cloud platform.

Cloud Implementation Checklist: Avoiding Cloud Lock-in

This paper presents a checklist enumerating some of the important aspects of lock-in that IT professionals would be well advised to consider when making technology selections.

WSO2 Data Services – An Executive Overview

This paper presents valuable information about data services and the numerous unique benefits that can be achieved by using WSO2 Data Services.