Release Note : WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 2.1.3

February 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.

The WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 2.1.3 allows Priority Based mediation and HTTP Header based message routing, without touching the message.

New Features in this release
  • This ESB release is based on the award winning WSO2 Carbon "Middleware a' la carte", an OSGi based SOA platform, version 2.0.3 by WSO2 Inc.
  • HTTP binary relaying support for ultra fast mediation via the ESB
  • New mediation statistics viewer
  • API for accessing mediation statistics at runtime
  • Enhanced remote registry support
  • Ability to edit dynamic sequences saved in the registry from the UI editor
  • Rule based mediation powered by Drools
  • Fine grained autherization for services via the Entitlement mediator
  • Enhanced WS-Eventing support and Event Sources making it an even broker
  • Enhanced AJAX based sequence, endpoint and proxy service editors
  • Enhanced permission model with the user management
  • Enhanced REST/GET and other HTTP method support
  • P2 based OSGi provisioning support, for optional features like service management, runtime governance and so on
  • Many bug fixes, UI enhancements and usability improvements
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 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 etc)
  • Easily extendable via custom Java class (mediator and command)/Spring mediators, 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 Helth Level-7 protocol)
  • Enhanced support for the VFS(File/FTP/SFTP)/JMS/Mail transports with optional TCP/UDP transports and transport switching for 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
  • nternationalized 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
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