Monday, April 25, 2005

IBM turns to small businesses, releases new WebSphere MQ 6.0

IBM turns to small businesses, releases new WebSphere MQ 6.0
IBM has released a new version of its software WebSphere MQ and hopes to rope in small and medium business markets into its fold. The new version, WebSphere MQ 6.0, boasts an incredible 150 technical improvements, which include an improved support for creating an enterprise service bus (ESB), which is indispensable to a SOA.

The ESB will be based on the Eclipse open source Java development platform.

Scott Cosby, Program Director for WebSphere Business Integration, revealed, "We have 12,000 [WebSphere MQ] users, some with 50,000-plus deployments, so we are talking half a billion to 700 million instances of MQ out there. With version 6.0, you can turn the switch on and now have each of those instances become a service both sending and receiving. This is important when thinking about building an SOA."

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