Software AG Release Announcement April 2021

Here is an overview of the new functionalities and enhancements that have been officially released today 15th April, 2021.

ARIS 10 SR14 release

70% of the past investments into transformation initiatives were wasted on failed programs – and among those that didn’t fail outright, only 16% saw improvements in their performance.

No matter if we are talking about business or IT, transformation is key to keep track of the best players in the market and achieve operational excellence. If you wanna play first league, set on ARIS as the game changer of business process transformation projects.

The new ARIS 10 Service Release (SR) 14 raises the bar for business process analysis and process mining:

  • Full simplicity and a strong analytical approach with the new SaaS edition: ARIS Process Mining Enterprise
  • Early weakness detection by process conformance checking between design and real execution
  • Accelerated model design with fully flexible satellite modeling
  • In-tool onboarding for new users
  • Fast and easy rollout of changes to end-users

Where to find more information:

ARIS 10 SR 14 features presentation
ARIS 10 SR 14 features fact sheet

Adabas & Natural April 2021 Release

New security products supporting Adabas & Natural 2050+ are the highlights of this release. On IBM Z, we are proud to leverage IBM’s pervasive encryption to secure Adabas data at rest with Adabas Encryption and compliment it with multi-factor authentication. You’ll appreciate knowing who changed or viewed your data, from where and with what by tracking and archiving database operations with Adabas Auditing for z/OS. Adabas Encryption for Linux secures your data so you can feel confident your information is safe, especially if you are considering a move to the cloud.

Adabas & Natural on z/OS

  • Adabas Encryption for z/OS – New product - Encrypt data at rest
  • Adabas Auditing for z/OS – New product - Track and archive database operations
  • Multi-factor authentication with a one-time password authentication
  • Offload more workload with zIIP enhancements

Adabas & Natural on Linux and Cloud

  • Adabas Encryption for Linux – New product - Encrypt data at rest and data in flight
  • Support long passwords / passphrases for Natural RPC

Find more information: January and April 2021 Release Highlights
View product release notes at Software AG Documentation

CONNX Data Integration

CONNX from Software AG offers 150+ database adaptors and provides data access, data virtualization, ETL and data replication solutions so you can meet demand for your high-value data. Provide secure self-service access from desktop tools, support real-time dashboard reporting or move/replicate your data to analytic platforms or data lakes in the cloud. With CONNX’s direct database integration, you can get up and running fast within hours of connecting your source and target.

CONNX 14.5

  • New easy to use web-based interface for DataSync
  • Full REST API access to DataSync functions for application integration
  • New Snowflake Adapter so you can easily sync 150+ data sources with the leading data lake in the cloud

Find more information: April 2021 Release Highlights
View product release notes at Software AG Documentation

webMethods Mainframe Integration

Software AG provides a non-invasive approach to integrating your mission-critical applications and data with new technologies. Create reusable services & APIs from COBOL or Natural code or screens, modernize the user experience with improved processes, and access and move data from virtually any platform. Our Mainframe Integration solutions can help you modernize and simplify application interoperability—putting your mainframe on equal footing with your digital initiatives.

webMethods ApplinX 10.7

  • Includes Natural Screen Tester for fast validation of code change impact with Unit Tests
  • Natural-IO protocol support secures SSL connections to hosts running Natural on Linux
  • Print BaseObject API for activating a mainframe or AS/400 printer session
  • REST API to create and disconnect a session and get or update a screen

webMethods EntireX 10.7

  • Enhanced security with FIPS support
  • Supports SSL Client certificates on z/OS
  • Accelerate DevOps by generating adapter assets via REST

Find more information: April 2021 Release Highlights
View product release notes at Software AG Documentation

Alfabet 10.9 release

The current business environment is being driven by digitalization and disruption. These two interdependent forces create the need for more application and data integration, adaptable funding for IT, agile decision-making, and business stakeholder involvement. Alfabet release 10.9 provides new capabilities, enhancements and product architecture changes that target these demands:

  • Integration with Apptio IT Finance Management: In Apptio, use this integration to better understand costs relating to the IT landscape in terms of business capabilities, applications, technologies, services, and projects. In Alfabet, be better equipped for cost-centered IT portfolio assessments.

  • Data Capture Template for Cost Information: Use the new cost-based data capture template to capture actual and planned costs of various cost types for accurate budgeting of portfolio elements.

  • AlfaBot Qualitative Analysis Intent: Ask the AlfaBot questions on various aspects of the IT portfolio, using facetted search capabilities to pinpoint the precise answers needed.

  • Alfabet Product Infrastructure Enhancements: Enjoy the benefits of a state-of-the-art product architecture that handles massive data amounts and complex processing sequences to deliver needed information on architecture and portfolio changes fast.

  • Integration with webMethods Integration Server: Capture design-time information from webMethods in Alfabet for a structural understanding of the integration landscape. Assess, plan, and optimize application and data integrations using Alfabet’s broad portfolio assessment capabilities.

What is new in Cumulocity IoT 10.9

The more people who use IoT in your business, the greater IoT’s value to your business. That’s why, at Software AG, we want to make IoT for everyone. With our latest release of Cumulocity IoT 10.9, you’ll be able to empower more people, with different technical abilities, across your business to get involved in IoT. In addition, you can more smoothly manage IoT projects.

Watch our webcast May 13 to see the Cumulocity IoT 10.9 demo and hear details from product managers. Until then, take a quick look at what you can do with Cumulocity IoT 10.9.

Reuse models, recognize “things” in real time

Why start from scratch when you can reuse machine learning models? Cumulocity IoT 10.9 supports transfer learning, so you can leverage existing models to reduce the time to build and train new ones. Using the ONNX standard to detect moving objects in real time? That’s also now easier and faster with Cumulocity IoT 10.9.

Machine learning enhancements include:

  • Transfer learning allows reusing existing models to reduce time to market for models
  • Better performance of real-time object detection based on ONNX inference pipelines
  • Direct access to cloud-based data sources (AWS S3) within the Machine Learning Workbench provides easy access to existing data for model development

Integrate LPWAN devices in minutes

Extend your IoT to connect new low-powered devices that operate at a low-bit rate, such as sensors on a battery. With Cumulocity IoT 10.9, you can integrate LPWAN devices with the LoRa® network in minutes. Leverage even more sensor data in your IoT-enabled services and solutions.

Device connectivity & management enhancements include:

  • Integration with LoRa network service provider Loriot.io
  • Additional features and improved performance for OPC UA integration

Solve problems faster with no-code analytics

Quickly create more IoT analytics scenarios using a range of new no-code, drag-and-drop blocks. You’ll like “send email” rather than sending an alarm. Use “group statistics” to perform aggregate calculations, such as averages, to incoming data from all devices in a group rather than to just one device. Output data at the frequency you specify—for example, once a week at a specific time or every five seconds—using the Cron timer block.

Here’s the full list of new analytic blocks that can be used in Analytics Builder:

  • Constant Value
  • Cron timer
  • Discrete Statistics
  • Duration
  • From Base N, To Base N
  • Geofence
  • Group Statistics
  • KPI
  • Limit
  • Position Input
  • Range
  • Selector
  • Send Email
  • Send SMS
  • Set Properties
  • Switch
  • Text substitution

In addition, with 10.9, you can manage your streaming analytics easily from one location using the new “Streaming Analytics” app that combines Analytics Builder and EPL Apps.

View real-time and historical trends—simultaneously

Use all your IoT data to make better decisions faster for your business. Cumulocity IoT 10.9 integrates Cumulocity IoT DataHub for easy access to historical data for analysis as well as TrendMiner, a high-performance analytics engine for sensor-generated time-series data. See historical and live data at the same time—in one view. Benefit from the low-cost storage of historical data in data lakes with DataHub, along with live trends to predict immediate outcomes.

Simplify IoT at the edge

No technical expertise is now required to install or upgrade Cumulocity IoT Edge. A new guided process simplifies and speeds up installation for people of all technical abilities. Upgrades are also easier. Simply upload an upgrade package via the edge user interface—without having to upgrade the operating system or replace the whole virtual machine image or disks.

Change edge-specific configurations, such as licenses and network parameters, without having to execute commands on the command-line interface. Instead, use new easy-to-follow configuration options via the administration application interface.

Improve how you manage tenant apps

This reduces the likelihood of errors and improves how you manage apps for tenants. In addition, a Docker® update to 10.9 ensures the platform’s current on security fixes.

Simulate devices & trigger alarms and events easily

Seeing how IoT devices will work before starting a project, buying a solution or going live helps you reduce risk and meet your project aims faster. With 10.9, you can create and simulate devices right from your smartphone. Using the mobile sensor app, you can:

  • Test devices and demo alarms
  • Trigger alarms and send events to individual mobile phone sensors and simulated devices
  • Register mock devices and send simulated measurements
  • Set up vehicle monitoring and tracking solutions based on low-cost OBD dongles
  • Simulate Bluetooth® devices as if they were connected to a smartphone
  • Set thresholds for measurements and peak values, which gives you more freedom to filter incoming data and simulate exceptional readings. The new app will be available in the iOS and Android app stores from the beginning of May

Customize solutions without coding

Use Cumulocity IoT solution accelerators for even more use cases. The Solution Accelerator framework improvements provide support for custom widgets, custom smart rules, custom asset hierarchy and custom reports.

Where do I find out more?

Have questions about Cumulocity IoT 10.9? Watch the new release webcast or contact your Software AG representative.

Need help with your next IoT project? Check out Cumulocity IoT QuickStart

Find release notes here:

Apama 10.7.0

Apama provides real-time streaming analytics and intelligent automated actions on fast-moving data. New capabilities in this release include:

Version 10.7.0

  • PySys testing framework includes a number of improvements making automated testing of EPL easier and more powerful
  • Proxy servers are now supported when sending requests from HTTP Client transports, Cumulocity IoT transports and the Cumulocity IoT REST API
  • Capital Markets adapters include a small number of enhancements to the Apama Base FIX adapter and the BM&F Bovespa UMDF Adapter

Version 10.7.1 (released in conjunction with wider SAG suite 10.7.0 and with Cumulocity IoT 10.9.0)

  • HTTP Client transport’s generic JSON chain includes a FormRequest event definition which allows invoking an HTTP service with a payload encoded to either multipart/form-data or application/x-www-form-urlencoded media types
  • epl_coverage tool reports are also generated in the widely-used XML format popularized by Cobertura (a code coverage utility for Java) which allows coverage results to be checked and visualized by third-party tools
  • Extract values from additional types including events, sequence<ANY_TYPE>, dictionary<string,ANY_TYPE>, dictionary<any,ANY_TYPE> and location objects

Cumulocity IoT transport:

  • Cumulocity IoT transport uses appropriate defaults for SMS sender name and address when used in conjunction with the HTTP Client transport’s generic JSON bundle
  • Geofence helper methods have been added to the Utilities for Cumulocity EPL bundle to make it easier to analyze geofences
  • The Alarm, Event, ManagedObject and Operation events now have isCreate() and isUpdate() actions to help identify whether the events are a result of a creation or an update
  • The Error event has a reqId field which corresponds to the identifier of the request from which the error event occurred to help make identifying the cause of errors easier

Apama documentation
Apama Release Notes
Apama Capital Markets Adapters Release Notes
Apama Capital Markets Foundation Release Notes

webMethods 10.7 Release Announcement

Software AG delivers latest Release of webMethods is geared towards helping business achieve Digital Transformtion faster and drive innovation by removing complexity of managing APIs, microservices and integration and giving business-level control of applications.

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.

The webMethods Microservices Runtime brings all of the power of their Integration Platform, including the power to connect to any application or API, free your data for use in new applications, and quickly configure new business logic, eliminating the complexity of recreating services from scratch and building new silos of data.

Software AG has now introduced a new graphical flow editor that brings the full power of their Eclipse-based IDE to the browser. Users can now speed through building integrations with user interfaces tailored to their developers, whether integration power users, ad hoc integrators or citizen developers.

And with integrations increasingly spanning cloud and on premises IT environments, Software AG also added the ability to gain visibility across hybrid landscapes with full hybrid end-to-end monitoring across Integraiton, API, and B2B integrations.

Some of the key highlights of this release are:

Integration and Microservices

  • Support for an OpenAPI v3.0-based REST API provider. The REST provider can now be developed using the OpenAPI-first approach.
  • Support for a REST-based Administrator API which allows developers to automate deployment and support continuous integration and deployment scripts.
  • Integration Server Administrator provides access to all administrative tasks through a brand new, simplified, graphically rich, tab-based interface with improved accessibility, simpler debugging tools, and server controls.
  • Microservices Runtime now provides support to inject new configuration assets into an existing Microservices Runtime Docker image, which will be updated every three months on Docker Hub.
  • Microservices Runtime is now certified to work with Istio Service Mesh. The Microservices hosted on the Microservices Runtime can be managed by the Istio Service Mesh control plane and can work with Istio components such as Envoy.
  • webMethods Service Development plugin can now work with Cloud Container, allowing developers to browse Integration Server packages, services, and APIs hosted in Cloud Container.
  • The Trading Networks built-In services guide is now integrated with Software AG Designer in service development mode to help you create custom flows for business use cases.
  • Universal Messaging now provides liveness/readiness probes that can be leveraged by Kubernetes to determine the state of the software and native Prometheus support with additional new metrics.
  • Fixes can now be applied on an Active/Active UM cluster without cluster shutdown, with the intention of providing zero-downtime updates of the servers. Functionality is available also in 10.3 after fix 16.
  • CloudStreams Server now supports additional options for replaying Salesforce streaming events, such as a CloudStreams connector listener for Salesforce Streaming API can replay events from the last received event, and a CloudStreams connector listener can now attempt recovery for errors configured as recoverable in the associated CloudStreams Connector.
  • CloudStreams Server now supports the ability to create a connector by consuming an OpenAPI 3.0 definition of a webservice.
  • CloudStreams Server can now configure JWT or Service Account Authentication with Adobe Experience Platform.
  • Software AG’s latest release adds support for many new applications including Adobe AEP and Magento Commerce; Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ADLS Gen2; SAP S/4HANA Cloud, C/4HANA Commerce; Ariba Cloud, PO, and CPI; Salesforce CPQ; and Google Cloud Spanner.
  • The new runtime UI is enabled by default now for all new tenants that are created in the AgileApps Cloud platform.
  • Customers can now leverage the new automatic creation of stacks to build a view of their environments in the Stacks view of the Command Central web user interface. They can then manage their landscape using the entire set of functions supported by the stacks.
  • Command Central now provides the ability to upgrade a set of installations grouped as a stack through the web user interface. This will enable customers to easily upgrade to a major version, for example, from 10.3 to 10.5. After upgrading a stack, the stack has the same name and configurations, but an upgraded release version and applied fixes (if available).

API Management

With this release, Software AG’s webMethods AppMesh ties together their API Management and Microservices platforms to bring application-level visibility and control, while taking the complexity out of managing business applications. webMethods Microgateway, works with webMethods API Gateway or as a standalone solution to control API access to microservices in a distributed environment. It supports service mesh architectures offering independent and sidecar deployments.

  • API Management in the Software AG hosted cloud now offers an Azure hosting option in addition to AWS and allows switching between tenants used as different development stages.
  • API Gateway now supports OpenShift and in addition to standard swagger descriptors, users can get Postman collection documentation with examples on how public APIs of the API Gateway can be used.
  • API Gateway now provides support for AppMesh, in which API Gateway acts as the controlling and monitoring body. Microgateway acts as the body enforcing policies defined in API Gateway, acting as a sidecar to microservices. Users can now configure connection to Kubernetes clusters where service mesh resides. API Gateway also supports Istio-enabled service meshes as well as plain Kubernetes.
  • API Gateway now features a user interface for users with accessibility needs. This UI has been simplified and caters only to a small subset of API Gateway functionality such as searching and browsing APIs.
  • API Gateway now displays all the subscriptions made (along with plans and packages) and their status which includes data on package, plan, the current usage, and the percentage of time and quota used.
  • API Gateway captures all the data flowing through it with API calls. Additionally, it captures “design-time” events data about things done by users or happening any other way.
  • API Portal deployment now allows for using Postgres as external database.
  • API Portal has been certified to run on Azure cloud platform.
  • API Gateway is now able to handle streaming (responses sent as stream and byte) in API responses.
  • This release of Microgateway provides support for AppMesh, in which Microgateway acts as the body enforcing policies defined in API Gateway, acting as a sidecar to microservices.
  • CentraSite users can now import APIs from OpenAPI 3 compliant descriptors. It is also possible to create OpenAPI Specification (OAS3) compliant APIs from scratch.

Suite

  • Customers can now leverage the new automatic creation of stacks to build a view of their environments in the Stacks view of the Command Central web user interface. They can then manage their landscape using the entire set of functions supported by the stacks.
  • Command Central now provides the ability to upgrade a set of installations grouped as a stack through the web user interface. This will enable customers to easily upgrade to a major version, for example, from 10.3 to 10.5. After upgrading a stack, the stack has the same name and configurations, but an upgraded release version and applied fixes (if available).
  • Enhanced Command Central templates and documentation are available on GitHub for better on-premise infrastructure automation.
  • A REST based adapter available for OpenText Document Management System and a Sharepoint Adapter is available for various platforms.
  • You can now use the Software AG Installer to install your products and the latest or selected updates. You can use this feature when installing the 10.7 or 10.5 release.
  • Using the Software AG Installer command line interface, you can now build Docker images for the combination of Microservices Runtime, layered products such as API webMethods Product Suite 10.7 Release Notes 5 Gateway, and Universal Messaging. One use of such images is to aid in the move from on-premises to private cloud.

For further details, please refer to the webMethods 10.7 Release Notes

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