Health Checks on WSO2 Products

Posted by Steve Liem on 24 Jan, 2019

For simple health checks directly on a Carbon container, you want to have an interface that exposes just enough information to determine that the environment is healthy. It should also be a lightweight process that has no impact on the load of the system. It should be a secure process that does not expose any sensitive system information that might be of use for potential hack attacks. In this blog I will tell you how you can execute a health check.

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Topics: WSO2 Carbon, WSO2 API, API, JSON, XML, REST

IoT deployments: from Sensible to Madness

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 22 Jan, 2019

IoT, the Internet of Things, is a term that you must have heard about these last couple of years. Small sensors that are able to measure something and communicate their findings to a (central) server. To give you an example: the city of Utrecht (The Netherlands) has equipped recycling bins for glass and paper with sensors that will indicate that the bins are full. This does not only allow collection just in time (and therefor could save on cost) it also makes sure that people are able to throw away their recyclables and not leave them next to the bin (as some people unfortunately do). A very sensible use case for IoT. But not all of them make sense in my opinion!

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Topics: IoT, Internet of Everything, API Management, API Strategy, ESB

WSO2 EI / WSO2 ESB JSON Object support

Posted by Wouter van Wijngaarden on 17 Jan, 2019

In the WSO2 EI and WSO2 ESB products you might run into a situation that you either want to receive or send JSON messages. As I’ve recently done some work relating to this functionality I wanted to write a blog about this subject. For the examples in this blog I will use the following flow:

 

Inside the WSO2 EI/ESB product’s message context, everything is handled as XML which has an impact on the way JSON is processed. Luckily there are a few easy ways to use the JSON support within the bus. In this blog, I will cover how the product handles JSON objects.

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Topics: WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, JSON, Technical

Digital Transformation: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by Vinay Babu Yella on 15 Jan, 2019

Digital Transformation is for a company the difference between winning and losing. Companies that were once great are now extinct. For example: Toys "R" Us was once a successful toys store chain, but now out of business after Amazon shook up the retail market with online e-commerce offering customers with greater selection, lower price, and better customer experience. In some cases, much younger companies (for example: Uber, Airbnb, Stripe) are emerging as major disruptors in their industry, using their digital platforms that prove to be a threat to their competitors. Over the past twenty years, it has been proven that the industry disruptors where the first to embrace Digital Transformation, and those other companies that followed were successful by surviving the competition.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Strategy, Digital Strategy, API Strategy, API Management, Microservices, ESB, Data Analytics, Stream Processor, Identity and Access Management, IoT, WSO2 API, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 IOT, WSO2 Stream Processor, Cloud

Micro is the new Enterprise

Posted by Hans Bot on 10 Jan, 2019

It’s not that hard to think of a state-of-the-art architecture, designed to continuously evolve with changing demands, changing expectations, and changing technologies. You just need to disentangle your software into microservices, make them event-driven, run them in auto-scaling and auto-healing containers on top of a software defined network, put API management in place and fully automate your deployments. 

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Topics: Microservices, Microgateway, WSO2 Micro Integrator