webMethods 9.12 innovations

Issue 4, 2016                                                                                  

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Check out what’s new in the latest release

Software AG’s Digital Business Platform powers digital transformation and enables any organization to become a Digital Enterprise. The webMethods suite, a core component of the Digital Business Platform, introduces innovations across the product line with release 9.12 to help you achieve your digital transformation.

A broad set of capabilities

The webMethods suite includes a broad collection of products and capabilities for application and partner integration, API management, agile process development, master data management and operational intelligence.

With webMethods, you have an extensible, scalable and reliable backbone—running either in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid scenarios—providing seamless integration for cloud, mobile, APIs and Internet of Things as well as tools to streamline process management and agile application development. Release 9.12 provides significant enhancements in every functional area of the webMethods suite.


New enhancements for integration include:

  • Support for an enhanced mapping construct
  • Digital event services for event-based integration
  • Ability to search webMethods Integration Server (IS) assets in service development and manage dependencies
  • Out-of-the-box scripts to create Docker® Integration Server images

New native Hadoop® adapters and lightweight content integration adapters to popular content stores are also included. Integration between webMethods Trading Networks and webMethods Active Transfer is now tighter. Universal Messaging adds support for round-robin message publishing using Java® Message Service (JMS) connection factories.

API management

webMethods 9.12 includes the first release of the unified webMethods API Gateway, which combines the mediation and security capabilities from webMethods Enterprise Gateway and webMethods Mediator into a single, easily installable and configurable product. API Gateway offers service mediation, API lifecycle management and API policy definition. 

API Portal provides enhanced support for API monetization, including the definition and management of API plans and packages.

Agile process

Business Console now allows complete monitoring of a BPM process that includes a webMethods AgileApps case. Tight integration between the process engine and AgileApps allows for the invocation of an AgileApps case from a BPM process. webMethods AgileApps supports Terracotta Ehcache as an option for storing object metadata in the cache and delegating through proxies. The rules management console now allows the user to edit decision trees. An updated mobile business console app is also included.

Operational intelligence

webMethods Optimize for Infrastructure  supports monitoring of named objects, or durable subscribers, for Universal Messaging. Optimize for Process provides dynamic ant farm, process analytics views that can now be configured to a specific date or time range. Software AG Process Performance Manager (PPM) now provides a simplified process flow visualization that can be used along with the classic process flow capability to reduce complexity. Command Central enables users to monitor, stop, start and pause PPM remotely.

webMethods suite 

Command Central provides a web user interface for product installation for webMethods 9.8 and later. Command Central can create, update and delete instances of webMethods Integration Server, My webMethods Server, Universal Messaging and Apama. It is easy to do with the recent web user interface enhancements. The web user interface for Command Central and fix repository management is now streamlined and enhanced to support the browsing and searching of the repositories.

webMethods Integration Cloud

With this release, you can now “lift and shift” your existing on-premises integration logic (built using the webMethods Integration Server and designer service development) to Integration Cloud. The new features allow developers to break up their monolithic application into microservices and then upload the microservices container to the Docker registry available on Integration Cloud. Integration Cloud provides management, monitoring and security capabilities to run those Docker containers in the cloud.


To learn more about these innovation changes, check out webMethods 9.12 release notes and Integration Cloud 9.12 release notes under Software AG product documentation, or view the upcoming webinar:

Webinar: What’s New in webMethods 9.12 

The webMethods suite provides a wide range of capabilities including application and partner integration, API management, agile process development, master data management, and operational intelligence. In this webinar, hear from Subhash Ramachandran, SVP webMethods Product Management and Platform Marketing, as he walks you through the latest enhancements provided in webMethods 9.12, as well as shares with you the vision that is driving the latest innovations across the suite.

Webcast Title:          
What’s New in webMethods 9.12 
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CEST / 730pm IST
Subhash Ramachandran, SVP, webMethods Product Management and Platform Marketing