If you are a user of WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) V7.0 then September 30, 2015 is a date you need to know. IBM announced that date as the End of Service date for WMB V7.0. By the way, that same announcement included notice that WebSphere MQ V7.0 will also reach it's End of Service date that same day. There are so many things happening and everyone is so busy that the date can be here before you know it. So, if you have not already started your migration from V7.0 to a new release, then you should get started today.
The good news is that you have some really exciting options available to you when you migrate from WMB V7.0 to something newer. As most of you probably already know, IBM Integration Bus (IIB) V9.0 or IBM Integration Bus for z/OS are the follow on products for WMB users. There have been a lot of positive reactions to IIB and if you have not already looked it over, you can check out this really excellent article "What's new in IBM Integration Bus V9" or this great video "What's new in IBM WebSphere Integration Bus?".
Wait! There's More! IBM just announced IBM Integration Bus V10.0 and IBM Integration Bus V10.0 for z/OS. So you are probably asking, "What's new in Version 10?"
Some of the new features and improved capabilities in IIB V10.0 include:
Simplicity and productivity
Universal and independent
Graphical data mapping
Industry-specific and relevant
Dynamic and intelligent
High-performing and scalable
If you want to find out more about these new features, then check out this section in the IIB V10 documentation: What's new in Version 10.0?
Don't wait until September to start your migration planning. You can start today. The following information is available to assist you in migrating to a supported version of IBM Integration Bus or WebSphere Message Broker:
If you have questions, feel free to visit dW Answers and ask them there. Note, be sure to add IIB and/or WMB as a tag when you create your question and it will help the community find it more quickly.
For more information, visit the IBM Integration Community where you can always find lots of great information and news on the IIB and WMB family of products.
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