To provide visibility into SOA processes, transactions and workflows
Open source SOA firm WSO2 has launched Business Activity Monitor (WSO2 BAM) that provides real-time visibility into service-oriented architecture (SOA) processes, transactions and workflows.
The company claims that the new BAM system is designed to support the heterogeneous SOAs that dominate the enterprise landscape, providing a lightweight and easy-to-deploy alternative to traditionally large business activity monitoring offerings.
The company said that BAM delivers near-real time access to performance metrics to manage, tune and operate a service-oriented infrastructure using both polling and eventing-based models to gather and collate information about the functioning of enterprise service buses, services and systems.
For business owners and executives, the new offering delivers a business dashboard, offering insight into core business metrics. It is extensible and embeddable and can interoperate with third-party SOA middleware in addition to WSO2 products.
The company said that BAM is based on the WSO2 Carbon componentised SOA platform, which uses OSGi framework to provide a modular architecture. It is available as downloadable open source software and as WSO2 Cloud Virtual Machine.
According to WSO2, features of BAM include, data visualisation through customisable dashboards enabled by gadgets and reports to provide users with a complete picture of the situations they monitor; analytics to help users identify patterns and trends with ease; extensibility to include user-defined data collected through custom data formats; key performance indicator (KPI) monitoring that includes alerts whenever a deviation from a KPI occurs; and support for relational databases in the initial release including Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and H2.
Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2, said: “SOAs have enabled enterprises to integrate legacy systems as well as new applications into cohesive workflows. However, business insight into these workflows is often limited. With our WSO2 BAM product, IT and business users now have up-to-the-moment views across their entire infrastructure leading to better business decisions and more effective IT management.”