The WSO2 ESB team is pleased to announce the release of version 4.0.0 of the Open Source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
WSO2 ESB is a fast, lightweight and user friendly open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) distributed under the Apache Software License v2.0. WSO2 ESB allows system administrators and developers to easily configure message routing, intermediation, transformation, logging, task scheduling, fail over routing and load balancing. It also supports transport switching, eventing, rule based mediation and priority based mediation for advanced integration requirements. The ESB runtime is designed to be completely asynchronous, non-blocking and streaming based on the Apache Synapse mediation engine.
WSO2 ESB 4.0.0 is developed on top of the revolutionary WSO2 Carbon platform (Middleware a' la carte), 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.
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 management for configuration development
Integrated monitoring support with statistics, configurable logging and tracing
JMX monitoring support and JMX management capabilities like, Graceful/Forceful shutdown/restart
Bugs Fixed in this Release
This release of WSO2 ESB comes with a number of bug fixes, both in the base framework and the ESB specific components. All the issues which have been fixed in ESB 4.0.0 are recorded at following locations:
Use "admin", "admin" as the username and password to login as an admin
If you need to start the OSGi console with the server use the property -DosgiConsole when starting the server. The INSTALL.txt file found on the installation directory will give you a comprehensive set of options and properties that can be passed into the startup script
Sample configurations can be started by the wso2esb-samples script passing the sample number with the -sn option (Please have a look at the samples guide for more information, on running samples)
How to Contribute
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We encourage you to report issues, documentation faults and feature requests regarding WSO2 ESB through the public ESB JIRA. You can use the Carbon JIRA to report any issues related to the Carbon base framework or associated Carbon components.
Alternatively, questions could be raised using the forums available.
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