Announcement Summary - July 19, 2022

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Announcements by Letter Number

AP22-0225 IBM Business Automation Manager Open Editions 8.0 delivers open-source, cloud-native business process and rules solutions to help developers build complex, customized automation applications

AP22-0253 IBM Db2 Advanced Edition 11.5.7 and IBM Db2 Standard Edition 11.5.7 now offer a Linux on IBM zSystems ordering option

AP22-0257 IBM Edge Application Manager 4.4 offers a new pricing metric

Software Announcements


AP22-0225

IBM Business Automation Manager Open Editions 8.0 delivers open-source, cloud-native business process and rules solutions to help developers build complex, customized automation applications

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At a glance

IBM® Business Automation Manager Open Editions 8.0 provides the following key capabilities for developers:

  • Create and deploy containerized microservices and applications that automate business decisions and processes
  • Build highly customizable applications on powerful open-source technology
  • Maximize compatibility with third-party software and operating environments with industry-standard technology

Overview

Business Automation Manager Open Editions 8.0 includes IBM Process Automation Manager Open Edition and IBM Decision Manager Open Edition as component products. Each of these developer-centric products can be purchased separately. Organizations that need the full spectrum of process and decision management capabilities should purchase Process Automation Manager Open Edition. Organizations that are solely focused on decision management capabilities should purchase Decision Manager Open Edition.

Process Automation Manager Open Edition helps organizations develop containerized microservices and applications that automate processes and business decisions. Process Automation Manager Open Edition provides tools for modeling and deploying business processes and decisions, and supports both Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standards.

Decision Manager Open Edition, a subset of Process Automation Manager Open Edition, helps organizations develop containerized microservices and applications that automate business decisions. Decision Manager Open Edition includes business rules management and complex event processing technologies, and is compliant with popular industry standards.

Benefits of Business Automation Manager Open Editions:

  • Open, developer-friendly solutions. Build highly customized applications using common development and CI/CD tools on transparent, secure code
  • Standards-based tooling. BPMN models and DMN models that provide multiple options to model flows and policies, and help ensure automation services integrate with legacy and third-party applications
  • Cloud-native development. Build and deploy apps as containerized microservices on Red Hat® OpenShift®
  • Decision management. Open-source rules engine and Kogito-based, cloud-native tooling and runtimes that provide fast boot times and scaling

Key requirements

Business Automation Manager Open Editions 8.0 component products are certified on multiple operating systems. For details, see Technical information.

Planned availability date

July 22, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


AP22-0253

IBM Db2 Advanced Edition 11.5.7 and IBM Db2 Standard Edition 11.5.7 now offer a Linux on IBM zSystems ordering option

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Overview

IBM Db2® empowers developers, DBAs, and data architects to run low-latency transactions and near real-time analytics and is equipped for demanding workloads. Designed by database experts, Db2 is the tested, resilient, and hybrid database that provides availability, security, and scalability.

IBM Db2 Advanced Edition 11.5.7 and IBM Db2 Standard Edition 11.5.7 now provide a Linux® on IBM zSystems ordering option.

Key requirements

For details, see the Software requirements section.

Planned availability date

July 19, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.


AP22-0257

IBM Edge Application Manager 4.4 offers a new pricing metric

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Overview

IBM Edge Application Manager 4.4 moves to a simpler pricing structure that offers flat rate pricing and a lower entry point to help manage your containerized applications to scale.

Edge Application Manager 4.4 also includes the following fix pack-delivered updates:

  • Improved MMS chunking. This update provides improved model management system (MMS) performance and recoverability when uploading and downloading large files over an unreliable network. For more information, see the Model Management System web page.
  • Expanded support for:
    • Ubuntu (22.04, 20.04, and 18.04)
    • Red Hat OCP (4.6, 4.8, 4.9, and 4.10)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7.6, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, and 9.0)
    • Agent support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and 9.0, with Podman v4 using the Netavark networking stack
  • Updated air gap environment installation. The air gap installation instructions have been updated to focus on bastion host. For more information, see the Installing IEAM in an air-gapped environment web page.
  • Upgrading the IEAM Management Hub. Instructions have been added for upgrading the IEAM Management Hub from 4.3.2 to 4.3.3. For more information, see the Upgrades web page.
  • Updated IEAM database considerations. There are two supported database configurations, remote and local, that impact sizing considerations for the IEAM Management Hub. For more information, see the Sizing and system requirements web page.

Key requirements

For information, see the Software requirements section.

Planned availability date

July 25, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.

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