The WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) team is pleased to announce the release of its version 1.7 of the worlds fastest Open Source ESB! The WSO2 ESB is an ultra fast, light-weight and versatile Enterprise Service Bus based on the Apache Synapse ESB. It allows you to Connect, Manage and Transform service interactions between Web services, REST/POX services and Legacy systems. You can easily switch transports between http/s, JMS, File Systems, Mail, FIX etc, or read/write from Databases, split, aggregate or clone messages and support declarative enforcement of QoS aspects such as WS-Security, WS-Reliable Messaging etc, and also switch between message formats such as SOAP 1.1/1.2, PoX/REST, Hessian, Text, Binary, MTOM and SwA. The WSO2 ESB is released under the Apache Software License v2.0, and ships with a graphical management and administration console and enhanced JMX management/monitoring support, and integrates seamlessly with the WSO2 Registry. During recently concluded performance benchmarks (http://wso2.org/library/3740), the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) emerged yet again as the fastest open source ESB, against Mule CE 2.0.1, Apache ServiceMix 3.2.1, and the proprietary version of an open source ESB. Core features of the WSO2 ESB includes: * Proxy services / Service mediation and Message mediation * Support for Non-blocking http/s, JMS, FIX, Apache VFS (s/ftp, file, zip/tar/gz, webdav, cifs..), POP3/IMAP/SMTP, AMQP transports * Support for SOAP 1.1/1.2, PoX/REST, Hessian, Text and Binary payloads * Support for scheduled task execution and management * Support for custom extensions in Java through custom mediators, POJO Classes and Java Command classes * Support for Apache BSF Scripting languages such as (Javascript, Ruby, Groovy..etc) * Support for clustered deployment with pinned services and tasks * Throttling, Caching, Load balancing and Failover support * Support for declarative WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Security and WS-Policy attachment * Integrated WSO2 Registry with support for external Registries * Ability to stop, re-start and gracefully shutdown the ESB through JMX * Cluster aware sticky load balancing support New features of the v.1.7 release includes: * Support for Hessian binary messages * FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol transport * WS-Reliable Messaging support with WSO2 Mercury * Ability to stop, re-start and gracefully shutdown the ESB through JMX * Integrated WSO2 Registry shipped, with ability to connect to a remote WSO2 Registry * Support for re-usable database connection pools for DB report/lookup mediators * Support for GZip encoding and HTTP 100 continue * Natural support for dual channel messaging with WS-Addressing * Cluster aware sticky load balancing support * Non-blocking streaming of large messages at high concurrency with constant memory usage (http://esbmagic.blogspot.com/2008/06/improved-handling-of-large-messages.html) * Support for an ELSE clause for the Filter mediator * Ability to specify XPath expressions relative to the envelope or body * Support for separate policies for incoming/outgoing messages * Support for a mandatory sequence before mediation * New Router mediator * Ability to re-deploy proxy services Download WSO2 ESB - http://wso2.org/downloads/esb/ For documentation, samples and more information - http://wso2.org/esb