Simplifying the registry experience: Inside the new...
Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) allows businesses to achieve greater agility, but companies with SOA metadata spread across several locations deal with difficulties in accessing the information and using it in automated processes. In order to fully leverage the power of an SOA, a single point of reference is necessary to effectively manage and govern service data.
WebSphere Registry and Repository 8.5.5, now generally available, has simplified the registry experience. Attend this webcast to learn about the new release and its enhanced features that allow for a greater ease of use.
Monitoring and Analytics with Liberty Profile
Don Bourne presenting at Toronto WebSphere User Group March 31st 2015 - Monitoring and Analytics for Liberty Profile.
JConsole usage and WS-Server.jar together.
MXBean Gathering and Capture Part of Liberty Profile integration.
Prevention against slow response time and Hung states.
Event Logging - deep dive.
WAS Update and Liberty Deep Dive
Tim deBoer presenting at Toronto WebSphere User Group - March 31st 2015 on WAS and Liberty News!.
Liberty Footprint - Available Features - ToolBox - Get Started with Liberty in the Cloud - Reviews and Comparaisons with other Lightweight Servers, What's new in WAS and Liberty.
Troubleshooting And Optimizing Java Applications With...
While there are many performance related tools for Java applications, JinsightLive for IBM z Systems has features that are unique in the marketplace. This session will begin by introducing the different Java related tools that are available freely from IBM. It will then explain when to use each tool and focus on how to get Jinsight up and running. Finally it will show how to take traces and the basics of interpreting Jinsight output. Attendees will learn when and how to use the tool, what to prepare and what to keep in mind when performing Java application optimization with Jinsight.
Best practices to extend business critical traditional...
Sooner or later you’re going to have to modernize the applications at the heart of your enterprise – many of which may be written in traditional languages like COBOL. Join this webcast to learn how to save time and money getting your core applications ready for cloud and mobile devices using TXSeries to reuse existing business logic.
Introducing IBM MQ Appliance: A new way to simplify your...
Running and maintaining many messaging servers can become complex and expensive, and growing businesses need messaging that is fast to deploy, simple to maintain, reliable, secure, and cost effective. In this webcast, get an introduction to how IBM MQ Appliance provides the scalability and security of IBM MQ V8, combined with the simple setup, convenience, and low total cost of ownership (TCO) of an appliance. See how IBM MQ Appliance also reduces administrative and infrastructure costs while being fully compatible for deployment with existing MQ environments or in new locations.
Implementing Hybrid Clouds with IBM z13 - InterConnect...
Do you know that more than 65 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations? A great InterConnect 2015 presentation on how to implement API for z/OS for a Hybrid Cloud solution is session #3775 “Implementing Hybrid Clouds with IBM z13 “ , that was presented by John Thomas (IBM). Session provides an overview of how IBM Bluemix and IBM z Systems can work together as a hybrid cloud to leverage the agility of DevOps, while keeping proprietary, mission-critical data securely managed and curated on the mainframe. If your company is not looking into Hybrid Cloud solution today, you may fall behind your competitors.
In this session Thomas explained that z Systems play a prominent role in different cloud models – particularly in private and hybrid models. As enterprises use off-premises clouds to build Systems of Engagement, they find they often need to integrate with on-premises Systems of Record. For many enterprises around the world, Systems of Record run on z Systems, typically in z/OS environments.
Many businesses are moving towards what is often referred to as an “API Economy” by socializing their APIs, allowing them to reach new markets and widen their customer base. Developers inside or outside the company can browse what APIs are available and rapidly build applications that access functionality by invoking these APIs. A key architectural concept in this area is the use of REST APIs.
IBM provides a technology called API Management to address these challenges. Client applications call an API as a proxy defined in the IBM API Management server. The product leverages a Datapower Gateway appliance for enforcing security and other policies. API Management brings together API providers and consumers. Developers define, test, deploy, and publish API’s. Administrators specify API entitlements and Security. Internal and external consumers build apps using published API’s. Business owners monitor API usage and can charge for use.
During development time, API Manager integrates with z assets for creation of APIs. It communicates directly with z endpoints like z/OS Connect, IMS, CICS etc., discovers services, imports metadata and lets the developer create API’s which are then published easily. A Bluemix (or other Cloud) application can then invoke the backend services by calling the published APIs.
InterConnect - WebSphere Liberty on z/OSWhat’s New?
From WebSphere perspective InterConnect 2015 had one of the major focuses on WebSphere Liberty, with dozens of sessions and many demos. A great session ASZ-2592 “WebSphere Liberty on z/OS - What's New” was presented by James Mulvey (IBM) and IBM customer Bianca Schneider (Sparda Datenverarbeitung eG), sharing success story using WebSphere Liberty on z/OS.
WAS V8.5.5 delivers significant enhancements to Liberty profile, including new programming models, administration, qualities of service and development tools.
Mulvey presented what is new in WAS Liberty up to version 8.5.5 Fix Pack 4, outlining the key enhancements that you can take advantage of, such as -
- Enhance applications with new Java EE7 features that enable exploitation of HTML5 and associated technologies for dynamic and responsive user experience
- Leverage Java Servlet 3.1 feature for ASYNC I/O to improve server-side application efficiency and scalability.
- Use the new Java API for WebSocket 1.0 feature to support interactive duplex data-exchanges with clients
- Simplify data-parsing using the new Java API for JSON Processing feature
- ND Intelligent Management for Liberty Collectives
• Automatically scale your Liberty ND collectives, based on workload, using declarative scaling policies.
Ø Flexible federated security
To help with WAS migration there is a new Liberty Tech Preview tool that is a new part of the wider WebSphere Appliance Management Toolkit (WAMT) eclipse plugin. WAMT provides in-IDE tips and quick-fixes to help with the following:
Ø Migration of applications from foreign AppServers to WAS
Ø Migration from earlier to later versions of WAS
Ø Migration of Tomcat configuration to Liberty configuration
The tool also contains rules to accelerate application deployment to WAS Liberty runtime of the IBM Bluemix or other Cloud Foundry environments.
Mulvey pointed out the importance of the Online WebSphere Liberty Repository for extending the Liberty, which can enable more fine-grained, early access content and simplest possible integration with external open source. Liberty Repository is the key to continuous delivery of business value and holds all of the content that you can install on the Liberty Kernel to make your own customized app server container.
Using Online WebSphere Liberty Repository you can download Liberty v9 Beta with Java EE 7 for z/OS, which is lightweight profile of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. It is Java EE 6 Web Profile certified, and also includes Java EE 7 capabilities. To learn more visit - https://developer.ibm.com/wasdev/downloads/
Delivering Enterprise Applications: Faster. Cheaper. Better
Many organizations are struggling with the speed and diversity of technology change. In this presentation we will discuss how to use concepts of patterns to make configurable and repeatable infrastructure topologies, improve speed and environmental consistency. By leveraging elasticity and auto scaling capacities of IBM PureApplications show how to increase application capacity. Demonstrate how the use of patterns improves testing, deployment and lowers risk. Finally we will show how the use of these concepts can be a catalyst for change, letting us challenge established barriers so we can embrace continuous improvement and DevOps.