Cloud Release Announcement April 2019

With the April 2019 release, we take another big step forward on our cloud journey and Software AG Cloud. With our new iPaaS branded as webMethods.io, we combine webMethods Integration & B2B Cloud with built.io, Alfabet Fastlane is our new entry SaaS offering for IT portfolio management, ARIS Cloud Advanced expands into a new sales channel and can now be purchased online via the AWS marketplace.

Webmethods.io

WebMethods.io, the industry’s first Node.js based integration platform is available with the April 2019 Cloud release. With webMethods.io, it’s never been easier to connect to SaaS application, make you business process more efficient and ensure your enterprise is more agile. Sign up at Software AG Cloud for a free trial to get started with our powerful Integration Platform-as-a-Service.

Platform Themes:

  • Reliable Hybrid Connectivity: Manage hybrid portfolios with applications or data which are located both on-premises and in the cloud
  • Broad Developer Support: Democratize your integration projects across the organization and reduce your integration backlog by building intuitive workflows, quickly
  • Extensive Connectivity Toolkit: Connectivity options for the most popular SaaS applications and a workflow toolkit for every modern protocol or service
  • Optimized for Scale and Performance: A performant service architecture which ensures your most critical integration workflows run with confidence, with dependable monitoring and reporting.

Integration Cloud

WebMethods Integration Cloud offers cloud-to-cloud integration that’s easily to configure but still provides high control for even the most complex integration use cases. The April 2019 Cloud release represents a number of features which improves the Developer’s integration toolkit available

Available capabilities:

  • Streaming Support & Replaying Salesforce events: The Salesforce CRM connector version 44, (and other connectors) now support connectivity with streaming APIs and processing of streaming API events. Integration can be invoked or triggered via these real-time events. You can replay any lost events that are either new or all events.
  • Support for consuming and producing Flat Files: You can now create a Flat File Application by defining a flat file structure either manually or from a sample file.
  • Support for creating SOAP APIs: Integration Cloud allows you to write integration logic to integrate different types of applications. This logic can now be exposed to the external world using SOAP APIs.
  • New Database Application: You can now connect to a database using the new Database Application and perform database operations with cloud databases.

For further details, please refer to the webMethods 10.4 Release Notes:
http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/communities/public/webmethods/.links/webmethods-release-notes

webMethods Cloud Deployment

WebMethods Cloud Deployment offers the ability to develop in Software AG Designer, a rich and full-featured environment, and deploy on demand into Software AG’s Integration Cloud. Choose from predefined cloud solution landscapes and select new or existing capabilities to deploy. Software AG does the landscape provisioning, deployment of integrations, fix management, patches, and upgrades, and CI/CD support in the cloud. It provides out-of-the-box monitoring dashboards to track solution health and Flow service behavior as well as alerts.

Here are the key highlights of this release.

  • Upgrade products to a higher fix version in a solution: You can now upgrade any product in a solution to the available higher fix version after you create the solution.

  • Enable packages during solution creation: While creating a solution, after you select a Fix version, webMethods Integration Server packages such as WmCloudStreams and WmJDBCAdapter will appear in the Packages group box based on the selected Fix version.

  • Deploy webMethods CloudStreams assets: You can now deploy CloudStreams provider packages, CloudStreams connector services, CloudStreams connection, and CloudStreams connector listeners to a solution in Cloud Deployment and view those assets.

  • Promote assets from a solution to another solution: Within a tenant, you can now promote assets from a solution to another solution, from a previous stage to the current stage, for the same runtime type. You can promote assets if the source runtime version is lesser than or same as the target runtime version.

  • Load pipeline data for testing services: When you run a service in Software AG Designer, you can save the pipeline data as an XML document to your local file system. After you deploy the service in Cloud Deployment, you can now click the Load Data option in the Service editor in Cloud Deployment to load or update the pipeline data and test the service.

  • Enable cloud deployment capability for all tenants: Cloud Deployment capability is now enabled by default for all tenants. As soon as you register, 3 CPU cores and 6 GB memory are allocated for all tenants. Provisioning happens if you access Cloud Deployment for the first time using the application launcher. Solutions created using a trial account are deactivated daily. After you log in, you need to reactivate the solutions. All assets will be available after a short delay.

  • Download user deployed packages and configurations: You can now download user deployed packages and configurations from the Assets page. The assets will be zipped and downloaded to your local storage space.

  • Enhanced user interface for Monitoring:

    • The Alerts page now displays the Resolved On date for all the resolved alerts.
    • On the Runtimes page, you can now click on the Adapter KPI link to display the Adapters details in a pop-up window.
  • Enable cloud deployment capability for all tenants: Cloud Deployment capability is now enabled by default for all tenants. As soon as you register, 3 CPU cores and 6 GB memory are allocated for all tenants. Provisioning happens if you access Cloud Deployment for the first time using the application launcher.

API Portal and API Gateway

Software AG’s webMethods products empower you to build solutions on the top-rated hybrid integration platform and integrate cloud-based apps and on-premises systems without coding, simplify with one toolset for on-premises and cloud integrations and use microservices-style architecture to deliver and scale new integrations faster. Integrating existing and new technologies with the IoT and multiple deployment options drives agility and innovation to ensure business growth.

New features in this release include:

  • In API Gateway, import and export support is enhanced to include all assets and configurations as well as staging and promotion support.
  • API providers can invoke multiple APIs in parallel as part of one mashup step and aggregate the response that is passed to the next step.
  • API Gateway provides a dedicated screen to display groups of registered Microgateways and details about them.
  • API gallery page now displays grouping of APIs based on the community they are published to. webMethods

For further details, please refer to the webMethods 10.4 Release Notes:
http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/communities/public/webmethods/.links/webmethods-release-notes

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