Software powers service-oriented architecture.

Press Release Summary:

With development tools and runtime components, IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) v6.0.1 delivers standards-based integration platform for connectivity between services. Offering web services connectivity, Java(TM) Message Service (JMS) messaging, and service-oriented integration, ESB handles integration logic and allows intelligent interactions between business events and end points. Role-based administration support facilitates management of ESB deployments.

Original Press Release:

IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus V6.0.1 Powers Your Service-Oriented Architecture

Supports a variety of messaging protocols to exploit a variety of transports and interoperate with the WebSphere family

Uses a broad range of interaction models

Leverages advanced Web services support to incorporate leading-edge capabilities

Takes advantage of a comprehensive clients package to extend your environment

Minimizes disruption by using built-in mediation function to handle integration logic

Includes WebSphere Integration Developer for rapid development of integration logic

Supports many ISV solutions and extensive WebSphere Adapter support

Is built on the WebSphere platform foundation

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Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is a flexible connectivity infrastructure for integrating applications and services, designed to enable the development of a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA). WebSphere ESB is at the heart of an SOA, powering it by reducing the number and complexity of interfaces. It allows you to focus on your core business, rather than your IT.

WebSphere ESB delivers a standards-based integration platform for facilitating connectivity between services. With Web services connectivity, Java(TM) Message Service (JMS) messaging, and service-oriented integration, you can improve flexibility, minimize disruption by using an enterprise service bus to handle integration logic, and allow intelligent interactions between the business events and end points.

WebSphere ESB is easy to use from both a tools and a runtime perspective. WebSphere Integration Developer, the integrated WebSphere ESB tool that can be purchased separately, delivers an integrated, interactive, and visual development experience that requires minimal programming skills.

You can get up and running quickly with a compelling out-of-the-box experience, that is supported by easy-to-understand samples and comprehensive documentation. The ability to simplify the task of declaring services and defining interconnections and visually compose mediation functions with first-class tool support for intelligent message routing, enrichment, and transformation makes development easier. New role-based administration support makes it easy to manage WebSphere ESB deployments through a simplified user experience for solution administrators.

You can also reduce the time required to see a return on your investment. As a cost-effective solution for services integration, WebSphere ESB allows you to leverage your SOA investments by providing a flexible integration infrastructure to unlock the value of existing investments. WebSphere ESB facilitates the dynamic reconfiguration of service interactions to meet changing business needs. Extensive WebSphere Adapter support allows connection to hundreds of ISV solutions. Pre-built mediation function saves time and development costs.

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Planned availability dates
December 29, 2005 (electronic software delivery: U.S. English).
March 30, 2006 (electronic software delivery: national language translations).
January 27, 2006 (media, U.S. English only).

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