Magic Software Enterprises today announced the release of Version 2 of its iBOLT Business Integration Suite. The new version delivers enhanced features and functionality that streamline business connectivity and automation while simplifying and reducing the potential risks of the integration process.
As a comprehensive solution, iBOLT (http://www.magicsoftware.com/ibolt) delivers full Business Process Management (BPM), Business Activities Monitoring (BAM), and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) capabilities. Leveraging company Legacy and other IT investments, iBOLT’s extreme flexibility enables rapid, end-to-end integration of diverse applications, databases, and files – whether standard or proprietary.
iBOLT V2 increases the power of the integration architect. It offers new functionality that allows the architect to access iBOLT services directly from its studio graphical design interface, which considerably reduces the amount of coding required in an integration project. This allows architects to play a more central role in the development stage and not just at the design stage. Many components now include Directly Accessible Methods (DAMs), that let the integration architect easily use the different capabilities of each component, eliminating the need for coding. This results in a simpler and quicker iBOLT integration project implementation.
Introducing a total separation between business and technology layers, iBOLT enables simulation and testing of all changes to business processes, completely independent of the actual business or the ongoing integration process – enhancing the decision-making process, and allowing decisions to be made prior to investments in major changes in company business processes.
Offering an unusual level of simplicity – and virtually eliminating the need for coding, “this iBOLT version sets new standards in usability and empowers everyone across the enterprise, enabling full participation and collaboration at every stage of the integration process, and minimizing training requirements,” said Avigdor Luttinger, Head of the iBOLT program at Magic. “iBOLT enables the rapid achievement of business goals, yielding dramatic Time-to-Value results, and enhances the enterprise’s competitive edge, ROI, and revenues.”
“This new iBOLT release further enhances our lead among the new generation of BPM/EAI vendors. We offer functionality and ease-of-use that most of our competitors have yet to design, coupled with a cost structure designed to appeal to any budget ”, added Luttinger.
iBOLT was originally introduced in March 2003, and has since completed numerous successful installations, signed several strategic partnerships and has received significant industry analyst recognition. iBOLT V2 further enhances iBOLT’s inherent strengths and surpasses all of an enterprise’s requirements – modeling, integrating, implementing, deploying and measuring daily enterprise activities.
iBOLT V2 Highlights
Data Mapper Service
The Data Mapper service enables manipulation and mapping of all data objects exposed within an iBOLT project, such as ODS, Variables, and Expressions. The Data Mapper can also be used for the exposure of common data sources and destinations, such as XML, text files, and database tables.
XML Interface for Components
All iBOLT out-of-the-box components now include an XML interface, enabling dynamic configuration of the components. The XML interface enables developers to dynamically control and configure the iBOLT components, fully abstracting the technicalities related to their underlying technology.
Native Java Support
iBOLT supports the use of Java Framework components. This allows developers to directly create iBOLT components in Java.
Superior Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Support
iBOLT offers superior BAM support providing users with the ability to define and configure messages. These BAM messages monitor the essential business processes and provide messages and alerts about them.
iBOLT contains significant infrastructure enhancements including upgrades of its security, recovery, and flow management controls.