BEDFORD, MASS â March 27, 2006 â Sonic Software, the inventor and leading provider of the enterprise service bus (ESB), and an operating unit of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), today introduces Sonic ESBÂ® 7.0, the foundation of Sonicâs ESB product family. Sonic ESB 7.0 delivers a new Eclipse-based workbench that dramatically accelerates modeling, configuration, testing and deployment of SOA projects across large-scale, distributed environments. Sonic ESB 7.0 also introduces a fully reliable and continuously available implementation of the key advanced Web services standards critical for enterprise-grade SOA.
The new Eclipse-based Sonic Workbenchâ¢ 7.0 streamlines the SOA project lifecycle with four integrated modules:
Â· Process Modelingâstreamlines collaboration between business analysts, architects and SOA developers using a visual, drag-and-drop pallet and standards-based business process notation; Â· Configurationâenables SOA architects and developers to create services and implement ESB process flows across a distributed topology; Â· Testing & DebuggingâSonic Workbench 7.0 provides the ability to test and debug ESB processes on the desktop, in test environments, and in live, distributed deployments. Sonic delivers the first ESB Process Debugger, allowing developers to view and debug a process executing across multiple, distributed services as if it is running on a single machine. Sonic also enables step-through debugging of distributed process as they execute within a live deployment, without disrupting ongoing processes; Â· DeploymentâSonic Workbench 7.0 reduces the risk associated with managing change in sophisticated SOA environments by providing dependency and impact analysis to determine the artifacts associated with any given change and reduce unintended effects to other services and processes.
âConfiguring, testing, debugging and deploying processes that run across multiple services, machines and locations is one of the most challenging aspects of an ESB project. The new Sonic Workbench allows these often fragmented processes to be viewed and managed as if theyâre running on a single machineâan industry first,â said Gordon Van Huizen, managing director and vice president of products for Sonic Software. âOf course, tools and UIs are only as good as the underlying infrastructureâthis is where Sonic ESB 7.0 really shines. Weâve delivered the industry leading implementation of advanced Web services.â