Combines open standards with feature-rich tooling
Enterprise software provider Progress Software has launched a new version of Sonic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), which the company says will combines open standards with feature-rich tooling native to the Progress Sonic products.
The Sonic ESB 8.0 supports RESTful (Representation State Transfer) architectural approach to integration. RESTful Web Services simplify integration with portals, mash-ups, mobile devices and any web-based application, the company said.
Progress Software said that the new version focuses on open, standards-based programming models including enhanced performance and simplified development for traditional web Services and the promotion of Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) as the default programming model.
In addition, Sonic ESB 8.0 also leverages open technologies to support lightweight integration patterns with broker-less deployments, enabling customers to avoid vendor lock-in and improve developer productivity. The Continuous Availability Architecture within the ESB platform is enhanced and delivers zero-downtime upgrades and patches to highly-distributed, environments from a centralized location, the company said.
Hub Vandervoort, chief technology officer (enterprise infrastructure) at Progress Software, said: “The Sonic 8.0 products give users a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario, offering the benefits of open source development along with the rich tooling that has enabled Sonic to become a market leader.
“The availability of the Sonic 8.0 release advances the state-of-the-art in SOA and enterprise integration by combining the power and flexibility of an open model with the unmatched multi-site operations management and deployment capabilities. This is all backed, as always, by Progress’ industry-leading Continuous Availability Architecture, making it the most effective and reliable messaging infrastructure available.”