Software AG Advances Integration Capabilities With New API Gateway, Containers, Big Data Integration in Latest webMethods Release

Reston, VA - 30 November 2016

  • Unified API Gateway for service mediation, API lifecycle management and policy definition on a single platform
  • New Big Data Gateway enables Hadoop and NoSQL stores for Enterprise-Data-as-a-Service
  • New Container support for Docker enables faster deployments
  • Improved features for mapping data structures between different applications
  • Single solution for B2B Integration and MFT with tighter integration between webMethods Trading Networks and Active Transfer

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the availability of webMethods 9.12 with significant enhancements, including support for enhanced mapping, out-of-the-box scripts to create Docker Integration Server images, and enhanced event-based integration with a new Digital Event Services communication layer.

webMethods 9.12 includes the first release of the unified webMethods API Gateway, combining the mediation and security capabilities from webMethods Enterprise Gateway and webMethods Mediator as a single, easily installable and configurable product.

Wolfram Jost, chief technology officer, Software AG, noted: “This latest version of webMethods ensures that our customers have an extensible, scalable and reliable backbone for digital transformation, with improved support for API Management and the latest trends in integration architecture and deployment including microservices and containers.”

API Gateway offers service mediation, API lifecycle management and API policy definition, and enhanced support for API monetization, including the definition and management of API plans and packages.

webMethods 9.12 also adds new native Hadoop adapters and lightweight content integration adapters to popular content stores, as well as tighter integration between webMethods Trading Networks and Active Transfer. Plus, Universal Messaging adds support for round-robin message publishing using JMS-based connection factories for improved distribution of resources.

Other enhancements include an Agile Process business console to allow complete monitoring of BPM processes, and a new web user interface for Command Central Suite that enables simplified product installation for release 9.8 and later.

Jost concluded: “webMethods 9.12 helps our customers to stay ahead of the digital transformation game, allowing them to evolve and grow as quickly as the marketplace and consumer behavior does.”

The digital transformation is changing enterprise IT landscapes from inflexible application silos to modern software platform-driven IT architectures which deliver the openness, speed and agility needed to enable the digital real-time enterprise.

Software AG offers the first end-to-end Digital Business Platform, based on open standards, with integration, process management, in-memory data, adaptive application development, real-time analytics and enterprise architecture management as core building blocks. The modular platform allows users to develop the next generation of application systems to build their digital future, today.

With over 45 years of customer-centric innovation, Software AG is ranked as a leader in many innovative and digital technology categories. Software AG has more than 4,300 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €873 million in 2015.

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