Solace’s High-Performance Hardware-Based Messaging Foundation Can Help Companies Capitalize on Big Data, Mobility and the Internet of Things
Ottawa, Ontario, January 14, 2015 Solace Systems has enhanced its products’ interoperability with key IBM middleware technologies so companies can upgrade their IT infrastructure to meet the demands of today’s applications including big data, cloud, e-commerce, mobility and Internet of Things.

Solace message routers can now be integrated with WebSphere MQ, and support native integration with DataPower appliances, IBM Integration Bus and WebSphere Application Server. This means companies currently using IBM-based application infrastructure can implement Solace message routers as the messaging backbone for new applications and still have full interoperability with their existing infrastructure. This interoperability also enables customers to easily replace WebSphere MQ where it isn’t keeping up with requirements like higher data volumes or more diverse endpoints.

“IBM MQ has been a workhorse technology for more than 20 years and has been deployed by many companies across a wide range of legacy applications. Integrating Solace message routers with IBM MQ applications allows companies to meet the needs of modern applications that require streaming real-time data, big data scale, e-commerce functionality, reach to mobile devices and connectivity with the Internet of Things.” said Shawn McAllister, CTO at Solace. “Solace also provides a path for companies to upgrade the performance, improve the behavior and lower the cost of ownership of legacy applications by selectively migrating applications from MQ to Solace where it makes sense to do so.”

Solace simplifies the architecture and operation of application infrastructure by providing a unified platform for SOA/ESB/JMS, mobile, desktop, REST, MQTT, and WAN distribution. Solace offers high availability through fault tolerance with consistently fast failovers, and fully-integrated replication for disaster recovery without the complexity of SAN storage replication. A pure hardware datapath ensures fast, consistent performance under all conditions, which is critical for e-commerce and other real-time applications.

Each Solace message router can handle the workload of dozens of WebSphere MQ queue managers, so customers can consolidate datacenter footprint and eliminate the expense of building out and administering a horizontally-scaled clustered infrastructure. Solace’s built-in virtualization capability lets many applications and queue managers share the capacity of each message router, which further minimizes cost and simplifies both architecture and operations.

Here are some of the ways Solace integrates with specific IBM technologies:

Solace message routers support native integration with DataPower appliances so customers used to the benefits hardware acceleration brings to their ESB, B2B and enterprise integration projects can now unlock even better performance, predictability and ease of use with an end-to-end appliance-based infrastructure.

Solace integrates with IBM Integration Bus and IBM WebSphere Application Server via JMS and JCA in the container layer so companies can connect new applications to Solace message routers without any Solace-specific code. In fact, they can switch existing applications from WebSphere MQ-based messaging to Solace without changing any code.

Solace message routers can make CICS and IMS applications on the mainframe accessible to modern distributed applications by integrating with them via IBM DataPower appliances or IBM Integration Bus, bridging to WebSphere MQ on the mainframe, or via WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect.

Solace can be integrated and coexist with WebSphere MQ messaging software through the use of a simple “bridge” or via the other IBM technologies described above so companies can rely on both technologies simultaneously, either as a hybrid environment or during migration.

Solace’s native integration with IBM will be available in the first quarter of 2015.
For more information, visit “How can I integrate Solace with my IBM Environment?”