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Integration, Connectivity and ESB

TIC-1105 - What's new in IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Version 8.2
Michael Hudson, IBM, Architect - WebSphere TX
WebSphere® Transformation Extender Version 8.2 has recently been released! Design tools have been overhauled, XML support has taken a giant leap forward, the IBM strategic connectivity framework has been included, and a number of new productivity features and enhancements have been made available. In addition, an all new WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers has debuted. This is an exciting time for data transformation technology. This session will demonstrate what the new WebSphere Transformation Extender Version 8.2 can do for you.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1106 - Using IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for integration servers
Michael Hudson, IBM, Architect - WebSphere TX
WebSphere® Transformation Extender (WTX) can be used to extend the transformation capabilities of WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). This session will demonstrate the newly re-designed Node and Parser for Message Broker and the all new Data Handler for WebSphere ESB and WebSphere Process Server. Session attendees will learn how new IBM Design Studio wizards, embeddable inside WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit and WebSphere Integration Developer, can be used to speed development and deployment of maps. Finally, the complex event processing which was previously only available inside the WTX Launcher, and is now built into WebSphere Message Broker, will also be demonstrated.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1107 - Using IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender on z/OS
Peter Miller, IBM, Software Engineer, IBM WebSphere
Did you know that the IBM WebSphere® Transformation Extender is available on z/OS? This session will walk you through the basics of performing data transformation on your existing mainframe assets and show you how to open them up to new environments. Topics covered include Customer Information Control System, Information Management System, Multiple Virtual Storage, z/Linux, UNIX® System Services, Launcher administration, and WebSphere Message Broker.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1218 - IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository: Case studies
ROBERT R. PETERSON, IBM, Senior I/T Specialist
Learn how WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) was implemented at both a worldwide hotel chain and a European insurance firm. The first case study details the use of WSRR at runtime with ESB integration, dynamic-endpoint lookup, and service versioning. The second case study covers the use of WSRR from a design-time and development lifecycle perspective allowing for tracking, classification, and governance of services as they progress towards production.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1224 - IBM WebSphere Adapter support for multiple runtimes
Piotr Przybylski, IBM, Software Architect
The latest releases of IBM WebSphere® Adapters are enabled for multiple runtimes and programming models of the WebSphere product family. This session will demonstrate how adapters work with all WebSphere supported environments, including WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Message Broker, and WebSphere Transformation Extender. The tooling support for these environments will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to user experience consistency when building applications for supported runtimes using specific tools, such as Rational® Application Developer for WebSphere, WebSphere Integration Developer, and WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1225 - Java 2 Enterprise Edition Connector Architecture bindings: Enabling resource adapters for Service Component Architecture
Piotr Przybylski, IBM, Software Architect
The Java Connector Architecture (JCA) Bindings specification enables connectivity to any enterprise information system in which there exists a JCA-compliant resource adapter. This session will discuss the JCA Bindings specification and how it maps Service Component Architecture (SCA) service requests to the invocations of the JCA-compliant resource adapter. Also under discussion will be the IBM implementation of the JCA Bindings specification, and how it is used to enable WebSphere® Adapters in the SCA runtime and programming model.
Level: Not Applicable

TIC-1273 - Case study: Accelerating Web services at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
Magnus Öberg, Sony Ericsson / Connecta, Senior SOA and BPM Architect
This session demonstrates how Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB has implemented the DataPower® Integration Appliance XI50 as an extension to the IBM WebSphere® Message Broker enterprise service bus in order to accelerate Web Services on an enterprise level.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1283 - Using WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances to front Web applications: Tips and tricks
Jim Brennan, IBM, None
Though the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances are "purpose-built" devices, they can be used for many different purposes and protocols, each one presenting its own set of unique challenges. Fronting Web applications present such challenges due to their dynamic nature. This session will discuss some of these challenges and present solutions to overcome them. It will cover the pros and cons of each type of WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance service that can be used to front web applications. Other topics to be discussed include cookie handling, error code handling, and applicable WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances extension functions.
Level: Advanced

TIC-1312 - Hardening IBM WebSphere MQ
T.Rob Wyatt, IBM, Consulting IT Specialist
Is your WebSphere® MQ network secure? Are you sure? Most WebSphere MQ implementations are vulnerable in some way, including a surprisingly large percentage that unknowingly allows anonymous administrative access. This presentation goes beyond the basics to show how the various WebSphere MQ security components interact, as well as critical configurations that are commonly overlooked. Topics include hardening against anonymous administrative authority and user impersonation. You will leave with the skills to conduct a thorough security assessment and make any necessary remediation.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1315 - Introduction to Default Messaging in WebSphere Application Server
Matthew Leming, IBM, WebSphere Messaging Development
The WebSphere® Application Server Version 6 default messaging provider is the basis for JMS support in WebSphere Application Server. This session provides an introduction to the architecture, concepts and configuration of the default messaging provider and the Service Integration Bus.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1316 - Using IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM WebSphere Application Server Together
Matthew Leming, IBM, WebSphere Messaging Development
This session explores interoperability between WebSphere® Application Server Version 6 and WebSphere MQ. Session attendees will learn how to use the WebSphere MQ messaging provider directly from WebSphere Application Server. The session will also explore interoperability between the WebSphere Application Server Service Integration Bus and WebSphere MQ. If you are unfamiliar with the default messaging provider in WebSphere Application Server Version 6, it is recommended that you attend session 1315, Introduction to Default Messaging in IBM WebSphere Application Server, prior to attending this session.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1317 - IBM WebSphere Application Server Messaging Scenarios
Matthew Leming, IBM, WebSphere Messaging Development
This session discusses the options that are available when setting up a messaging infrastructure to be used with WebSphere® Application Server Version 6 - or connecting WebSphere Application Server to your existing messaging infrastructure. We explore the pros and cons of various scenarios ranging from the simplest use of the default messaging provider in a single server, through Network Deployment configurations including application server clusters to looking at messaging between WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ. If you are unfamiliar with the default messaging provider in WebSphere Application Server Version 6, it is recommended that you attend session 1315, Introduction to Default Messaging in IBM WebSphere Application Server, as well as session 1316, Using IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM WebSphere Application Server Together, prior to attending this session.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1332 - IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances: An introduction
Christi Cain, IBM, Premium Support Analyst
This session provides an introduction to the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances. Session attendees will learn the different features and benefits of the three available WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances products  the WebSphere DataPower XML Accelerator XA35, WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40, and the WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50. Discover how the WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances can simplify and rationalize your infrastructure, as well as some typical use cases for each of appliance.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1347 - IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository: Introduction
John McLean, IBM, Director, WebSphere SOA Registry Development
The IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) product provides critical capabilities in the support of service oriented architecture (SOA). This session provides an overview of WSRR and possible integrations with other IBM SOA support products.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1351 - Policy management with the IBM WebSphere Registry and Repository
Duncan Clark, IBM, SOA Architect
Service oriented architecture (SOA) promises business agility through the use of loosely-coupled services whose interactions can be dynamically configured by policies. Although SOA can deliver this flexibility, it may be difficult to manage the service lifecycle effectively without a registry and some form of policy management. This session describes how the IBM WebSphere® Registry and Repository (WSRR) supports policy management for operational policy and governance policy/best practices. WSRR provides capabilities for authoring operational policies and attaching them to registered services. Presenters will describe how runtime components access the latest policies from WSRR and enforce them. Governance policies can be used to enforce best practices throughout the service lifecycle. WSRR provides service lifecycle governance capabilities such as policy driven validation, decision rights, and notification, which can also be used to govern the lifecycle of the operational policies.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1354 - Runtime flexibility with Enterprise Service Buses and WebSphere Registry and Repository
John Colgrave, IBM, WSRR Architect, Matthew Golby-Kirk, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development, Gari Singh, IBM, Product Mgr, SOA Appliances, Chris Markes, IBM, Software Engineer
This session describes how the IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus, IBM WebSphere Message Broker and IBM WebSphere DataPower® integrate with the IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository to enable runtime flexibility.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1361 - WebSphere Service Registry and Repository and WebSphere Business Services Fabric Birds-of-a-Feather
John Colgrave, IBM, WSRR Architect, Matt Sanchez, IBM, STSM, Chief Architect, WebSphere Business Services Fabric
This session will give you a chance to meet representatives from IBM WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository and WebSphere Business Services Fabric to ask questions and share experiences of using those products together.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1375 - Federated metadata management with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, Rational Asset Manager and Tivoli Configuration Management Database
John Colgrave, IBM, WSRR Architect, David Cox, IBM, STSM, Gili Mendel, IBM, Senior Technical Stuff Member
You have WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository, Rational® Asset Manager and Tivoli® Configuration Management Database deployed. How can they work together to provide the federated metadata management for your services throughout the SOA lifecycle? Come to this session to learn about the integration of these repositories, with specific examples of where each are used.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1383 - Enterprise Service Bus implementation: A telecommunications case study
Parvatina Rambabu, IBM, None, Alwyn Lobo, IBM, Information Management IT Architect, Industry Solutions,Telecom
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is the core of any service oriented architecture (SOA). ESB provides flexible solution to address a wide range of connectivity requirements for integrating services across the entire architecture. This session presents an ESB implementation case study taken from a large telecommunications customer. The session will discuss the major integration challenges encountered in this environment. Session attendees will benefit from the experience of designing, building, implementing, and deploying the ESB solution. Presenters will discuss the ESB deployment model in the customer environment, and share some best practices garnered and lessons learned while implementing the solution using IBM tools and technologies. Session attendees should possess a basic understanding of SOA and ESB. At the close of the session, attendees should take away a sound understanding of best practices in ESB implementation.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1390 - Securing Web services with IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
Bill Hines, IBM, None
This session will demonstrate how to secure Web services using IBM WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances. Topics presented include best practices for transport, encryption and decryption, digital signature handling, and virtualizing back-end Web services.
Level: Advanced

TIC-1392 - Lab: Configuring IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances for Web services using a WS-Proxy service
Bill Hines, IBM, None
This hands-on lab includes a series of exercises to configure the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and IBM WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances services to proxy Web services securely. It will begin by securing an unsecured Web service running on WAS using the WS-Security UsernameToken (UNT) and LDAP. From there the lab will proceed to introduce the DataPower appliances and build a Web Service Proxy for the back-end WAS Web service. This proxy will process the UNT by reading the LDAP server, and create the LTPA credential for SSO and identity assertion to WAS. Following steps will show how to apply WS-Security digital signatures and encryption to the response message from WAS, enroute to the client. Througout the lab issues related to securing Web Services are discussed and demonstrated.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1413 - Using bindings in IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
Chris Markes, IBM, Software Engineer
The IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus offers first-class support to integrate messaging applications into your service oriented architecture (SOA), using both WebSphere MQ and Java Message Service (JMS) providers. This session will cover configuration and use of JMS, WebSphere MQ JMS, and WebSphere MQ bindings, including header and body data handling. Common integration patterns and recommended practices will also be discussed.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1414 - Introduction to IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) builds on the solid foundation of WebSphere Application Server and service component architecture. WebSphere ESB provides the features expected for such an implementation platform, including protocol translation, XML transformation, and routing across Web services and messaging technologies. In this session, we will explore the technical features which facilitate the development of ESB solutions. This session will include an update on the major new features contained in the WebSphere ESB Version 6.1 release.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1417 - What's new in WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Version 6.1
Oliver Dineen, IBM UK, Software Engineer
This session provides a detailed technical description of the new and improved features in the IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus Version 6.1. Special focus will be placed on new mediation primitives and enhanced protocol and data binding support.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1419 - Mediating Web service interactions with IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
Chris Markes, IBM, Software Engineer
IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) facilitates the integration of Web services across the enterprise. This session details how Web services interactions are supported in the WebSphere ESB. Topics addressed in this session include handling of SOAP headers, WS-addressing, WS-security, and the handling of more advanced Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and XML schema constructs.
Level: Advanced

TIC-1420 - Lab: Working with WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and WebSphere MQ
Chris Markes, IBM, Software Engineer
This session provides an opportunity to explore the different ways IBM WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) can connect to services using WebSphere MQ. Topics covered include connectivity options with WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Java Message Service bindings in WebSphere ESB. Worked examples will include the accessing and configuring of message headers and properties, and handling different data formats with custom header and body data bindings.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1424 - RESTful services using IBM WebSphere DataPower
Bryon Kataoka, Commerce Solutions-iSOA Group, CTO, Sinu Sekhar, Commerce Solutions-iSOA Group, SOA Architect
REST refers to a collection of network architecture principles that outline how resources are defined and addressed. Many organizations are looking to adopt these principals and may find challenges along the way. IBM WebSphere® DataPower® SOA appliances provides a wonderful bridging towards RESTful principles that make conforming simple, secure and flexible. See how the CSI-iSOA Group has implemented RESTful services with WebSphere DataPower with an online demonstration.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1434 - IBM WebSphere: Web services standards and the IBM interoperability strategy
Charles LeVay, IBM, Web Services Interoperability Architect
The fundamental promise of Web services standards is predictable, on-demand interoperability. Despite the promise of new specifications, standards are largely untested in real-world Web services implementations and present an array of interoperability challenges. One reason for this is that standards and specifications often permit multiple acceptable implementation alternatives. This session will focus on emerging, "advanced" Web services standards and specifications, such as reliable messaging and security, and the interoperability issues inherent in their design. We will discuss the IBM interoperability test strategy and results, participation and status in standards organizations, and highlight best practices and lessons learned.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1440 - IBM WebSphere MQ reuse in SOA with the IBM WebSphere MQ Service Definition
Mark Phillips, IBM, Architect
The IBM WebSphere® MQ Service Definition allows IBM WebSphere MQ applications to be described using IRI's and WSDL. Therefore, no matter whether the message payload is SOAP, XML, or BLOB, the Service Definition enables IBM WebSphere MQ applications to be used in service oriented architectures. Using scenarios and examples, this session: provides an overview of the IBM WebSphere MQ Service Definition; explains how it can be used in conjunction with the IBM WebSphere Registry and Repository and IBM enterprise service bus products; offers advice on how to construct IBM WebSphere MQ Service Definitions; and gives a glimpse into future product directions for the IBM WebSphere MQ Service Definition.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-1651 - MicroBroker: Why, what and how?
Oliver Dineen, IBM UK, Software Engineer
This session introduces the MicroBroker component of Lotus® Expeditor. The MicroBroker component is a very lightweight messaging engine designed to sit at the edge of an enterprise messaging infrastructure. Disk, memory and network usage have been tailored for limited devices, such as those used in retail outlets, warehouses, and mobile computing environments. This session also explains how using MicroBroker in the context of an enterprise messaging infrastructure can bridge messages to and from WebSphere® MQ, WebSphere Application Server, and any other Java Message Service provider to provide pub/sub and point-to-point messaging.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1805 - Overview: The IBM WebSphere connectivity portfolio
Daniel Kloud, IBM, Program Director, WebSphere Product Management
This session provides a basic overview of the IBM WebSphere® portfolio of connectivity products. Products presented include WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere DataPower® appliances, WebSphere Transformation Extender, and WebSphere Adapters. We will cover the role each product plays in a service oriented architecture (SOA) environment, the current capabilities of each product, and the latest product enhancements.
Level: Beginner

TIC-1833 - IBM Enterprise Service Bus tools for IT: IBM WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit
Suman Kalia, IBM, IBM
This session is an introduction to WebSphere® Message Broker, an IBM Enterprise Service Bus offering, by taking a guided tour of the latest tools for Message Broker. We will walk through the toolkit, creating a prototypical ESB solution by authoring, deploying and testing it, all in one session. Discover how easy it is to build ESB solutions to connect your enterprise!
Level: Beginner

TIC-1838 - IBM Enterprise Service Bus tools for IT: IBM WebSphere Integration Developer
Phil Coulthard, IBM, STSM, WebSphere Integration
This session is an introduction to the WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), an IBM Enterprise Service Bus offering, by taking a guided tour of the latest tools for WebSphere Integration Developer. We will walk through the ESB-specific tools, creating a prototypical ESB solution by authoring, deploying and testing it. This tour will introduce the mediation and transformation capabilities of this integrated development environment. Discover how easy it is to build ESB solutions to connect your enterprise!
Level: Beginner

TIC-1872 - Improving System z resources with WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
Adolfo F. Rodriguez, IBM, DataPower Integration Architect
WebSphere® DataPower® SOA appliances provide key value-add characteristics to SOA environments including improved consumability, hardened performance, and enhanced security. When coupled with the resiliency and integration capabilities of System z®, WebSphere DataPower provides a unique opportunity to truly achieve the "best of both worlds. This session will describe that latest innovation in the collaborative strategy between DataPower and System z. We highlight many of the key successes in integrating management, security, and runtime. In this regard, WebSphere DataPower is increasingly becoming a natural, logical extension to System z. Topics covered will include interoperability with IMS Connect, WebSphere Transformation Extender, WebSphere MQ, and DB2® Version 9.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2025 - IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Version 3.6.1: New Features and Capabilities
Rich Salz, IBM, DataPower Chief Programmer
This session will introduce new features and capabilities in the latest major firmware update of the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® SOA Appliances, Version 3.6.1. Each new feature will be introduced with example use cases.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2062 - Guide to Enterprise Service Bus Product Selection
Rachel Reinitz, IBM, Distinguished Engineer - WebSphere Services and Support, Greg Flurry, IBM, STSM, IBM SOA Advanced Technology
This session provides an overview of the enterprise service bus (ESB) architectural pattern and describes some ESB composition patterns. This session will help attendees identify decision criteria that can be used to select which IBM products implement the ESB architectural pattern, and will offer product composition examples based on relevant scenarios.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2176 - An SOA Approach with WebSphere DataPower and Enterprise Services Network
Tom Jurewicz, BCBS Florida, Architect, Keith Perry, BCBS Florida, Manager, Ron Stanton, BCBS Florida, Director, COE
This discussion will center on using WebSphere® DataPower® as an integral part of BCBS Florida's SOA infrastructure for security and integration services.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2209 - Healthcare insurance real-time architecture/electronic gateway at Aetna
Sunil Godbole, Aetna, Sr. Application Tech. Specialist, Thomas Garberina, Aetna, Application Tech. Specialist
IBM WebSphere® Transformation Extender (Universal Transformer) is the core transformation and transaction management engine at Aetna for the HIPAA and non-HIPAA EDI transactions that are received from external partners. These transactions include eligibility, claim status inquiry, precerts and referrals to name a few. This session will highlight the way the real-time systems are implemented at Aetna to process over one million real-time transactions a day with average end-to-end response time of one second.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2228 - IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS Security
Hazel Fix, IBM, Software Developer
This session provides information about the security features available in IBM WebSphere® MQ for z/OS®. The session builds on the information provided in WebSphere MQ Security: An Introduction to the Basics. It will step through the key features provided by WebSphere MQ for z/OS to help you control access to your WebSphere MQ resources, including commands, resources and the latest new features.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2229 - More about what's new in WebSphere MQ APIs, Part 1
Morag Hughson, IBM, WebSphere MQ Base Architect
Come to this session to learn the most recent features in IBM WebSphere® MQ APIs. This session will provide overviews of new APIs and programming examples, as well as describe usage patterns, enabling you to get more from WebSphere MQ. Part 1 of 2.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2230 - More about what's new in WebSphere MQ APIs, Part 2
Morag Hughson, IBM, WebSphere MQ Base Architect
Come to this session to learn the most recent features in IBM WebSphere® MQ APIs. This session will provide programming examples and as describe usage patterns, enabling you to get more from WebSphere MQ. Part 2 of 2.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2231 - Lab: More about what's new in WebSphere MQ
Paul Dennis, IBM, WebSphere MQ for z/OS Development
Come to this session to get hands-on experience with new IBM WebSphere® MQ features. In this session you will use the WebSphere MQ Explorer to configure and check new features and use applications within various configurations.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2233 - More about what's new in WebSphere MQ topologies
Ian Vanstone, IBM, Software Developer
Come to this session to learn the most recent features in IBM WebSphere® MQ topologies. This session reviews methods of connecting queue managers together for publish/subscribe environments which take advantage of these new features, and also describe administration options and architectural considerations that will enable you to choose the best topology for your organization.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2234 - More about what's new in WebSphere MQ system administration
Morag Hughson, IBM, WebSphere MQ Base Architect
Come to this session to learn the most recent features in IBM WebSphere® MQ system administration. This session provides an overview of new features, including publish/subscribe enhancements, and demonstrate how to create, configure and monitor new objects using all the WebSphere MQ administration tools, enabling you to get more from WebSphere MQ.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2235 - Advanced IBM WebSphere MQ queue manager clustering
Ian Vanstone, IBM, Software Developer
This session builds on the Introduction to WebSphere MQ queue manager clustering session. Topics covered in this session include routing messages into and out of clusters, overlapping clusters, security clusters, workload balancing, and the latest new features.
Level: Advanced

TIC-2236 - Architecting solutions for performance on distributed WebSphere MQ
Mark Taylor, IBM, Technical Strategist
Various qualities of service are provided by IBM WebSphere® MQ with higher throughput balanced with the higher resilience. The solutions architect combines various WebSphere MQ options to achieve the business objective of a high performance solution. Solutions fail if excessive use is made of heavyweight resources (CPU, disk space and memory). This session identifies various WebSphere MQ heavyweight objects so alternative designs can be considered to provide a more efficient solution.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2237 - High availability for WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker
T.Rob Wyatt, IBM, Consulting IT Specialist
IBM WebSphere® MQ can be made highly available using features of the product or operating system, on distributed and z/OS platforms. This session will describe and compare these features, and show how they can be effectively used together for extremely reliable environments. The high availability features of WebSphere Message Broker, and advice on adding your own applications to an HA configuration, are also briefly discussed.
Level: Advanced

TIC-2238 - IBM WebSphere MQ application programming: Message Queue Interface tricks and tips
Paul Clarke, IBM, WebSphere MQ Development
This session discusses various aspects of the IBM WebSphere® Message Queue Interface (MQI), the API used to develop applications in WebSphere MQ, and makes recommendations on MQI options and their usage. This session will also offer advice regarding some common application programming mishaps. Topics covered in this session include message persistence, transactions, data conversion, message sizes, and the latest new features. This session is intended for those fairly new to MQI, as well as the more experienced MQI programmer. Session attendees should have a basic knowledge of WebSphere MQI application programming.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2239 - Introduction to Java Message Service and XMS programming
Mark Phillips, IBM, Architect
This session introduces the Java Message Service (JMS) as an API for performing messaging using the Message Queue Interface (MQI) in IBM WebSphere® MQ, or another Java messaging provider. Guidance on writing JMS applications for both point/point and publish/subscribe messaging, as well as an overview of the differences between MQI application programming and JMS will be provided. This session will also introduce XMS, the IBM Message Service API. Session attendees should have a basic understanding of Java application development; however, a detailed knowledge of WebSphere MQ or MQI is not required.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2240 - Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ: WebSphere MQ queue managers
Hazel Fix, IBM, Software Developer
The IBM WebSphere® MQ Family provides a suite of products enabling a full spectrum of application integration environments, from the simplest pair of applications requiring basic connectivity and data exchange to the most complex business process management environments. This session introduces the foundation product of the WebSphere MQ Family, the WebSphere MQ queue managers. The basic rationale of the message/queuing family will be explained, and the primary features and functions of the queue manager products, including new features, will be explored. The session concludes with a brief overview of the primary features and positioning of other WebSphere MQ products. Prior knowledge of any WebSphere MQ product is not required to attend this session.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2241 - IBM WebSphere MQ: Channel security with SSL
Colin Paice, IBM, Websphere MQ Scenarios - z/OS performance specialist
You have gone to great lengths to control who has access to your queues. What if someone could see the contents of your messages as they were transported across the network to another queue manager? Have you considered encrypting the traffic across your channels? Would you like to be able to automatically authenticate the partner queue manager? This session will demonstrate how the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, widely used in many products which transport information across insecure networks, can provide you with the security benefits of partner authentication, encryption and message integrity in IBM WebSphere® MQ.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2242 - Introduction to IBM WebSphere MQ queue manager clustering
Ian Vanstone, IBM, Software Developer
IBM WebSphere® MQ provides support for the clustering of queue managers. A cluster is an easily administered, highly available, scalable collection of queue managers. WebSphere MQ applications can take advantage of clustering with a minimum of effort. This session reviews design considerations, system administration, basic workload balancing, problem determination, some internals of clustering, and the latest new features.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2244 - Keeping Channels Up and Running
Paul Clarke, IBM, WebSphere MQ Development
This session discusses some techniques for keeping your IBM WebSphere® MQ channels up and running, concentrating on Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol channels (TCP/IP). The session examines the kind of problems that can occur and the various mechanisms by which your channels can recover from or avoid these problems. This discussion will cover features such as retry mechanisms, dead letter queues, heartbeats, AdoptMCA, TCP/IP KeepAlive, batch intervals, batch heartbeats, and disconnect interval.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2247 - WebSphere Messaging featured session
Andrew Bainbridge, IBM, Director, WebSphere MQ & ESB
Andrew Bainbridge and product strategists share their vision on technical trends and future directions for the WebSphere® application integration products, including WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Message Broker and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus. This session begins with a short presentation, followed by discussion with a panel of technical leaders who are available to answer questions.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2248 - Introduction to WebSphere MQ clients
Paul Clarke, IBM, WebSphere MQ Development
This session introduces the WebSphere MQ clients: what they are, on which platforms they run, and how customers use them in their applications. We will mainly focus on the 'C' WebSphere MQ MQI client, but will also introduce the Java and XMS clients. The session will also discuss a number of basic implementation considerations, including when it may be appropriate to use each client, and describe new client features. The intent is to familiarize you with the things necessary to succeed with a simple WebSphere MQ client implementation.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2249 - IBM WebSphere MQ for distributed platforms: Product internals
Mark Taylor, IBM, Technical Strategist
This session discusses how the IBM WebSphere MQ® is implemented on distributed platforms by providing an overview of the internal architecture of the queue manager. The interoperability of various components as well as the latest new features of WebSphere MQ will be presented.
Level: Advanced

TIC-2250 - IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS: Advanced shared queues
Paul Dennis, IBM, WebSphere MQ for z/OS Development
This session builds on knowledge gained in Session 2251, IBM WebSphere® MQ for z/OS®: Introduction to shared queues" to examine issues in more detail. Topics discussed in this advanced session include guidelines for setting up the shared queue environment, migrating from private queues to shared queues, ways of exploiting shared queues, and identifying some limitations in the shared queue environment.
Level: Advanced

TIC-2251 - IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS: Introduction to shared queues
Paul Dennis, IBM, WebSphere MQ for z/OS Development
This session serves as an introduction to shared queues in IBM WebSphere® for z/OS®. This session will define shared queues, how channels can be configured with shared queues, and how applications can exploit shared queues to achieve high availability and scalability. This session is intended for those who may have little or limited knowledge of shared queues and require a basic understanding of what shared queues provide in the WebSphere for z/OS environment.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2252 - IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS: Problem diagnostics
Colin Paice, IBM, Websphere MQ Scenarios - z/OS performance specialist
Do you have an application problem? This session identifies tools and techniques for diagnosing application problems and collecting documentation for IBM Software Support in order to resolve problem reports. This session will demonstrate the features of WebSphere® MQ for z/OS® that can aid system management and problem diagnostics.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2253 - WebSphere MQ performance for z/OS
Colin Paice, IBM, Websphere MQ Scenarios - z/OS performance specialist
This session looks at how you should define and use your z/OS queue managers in an enterprise for optimum performance. The session will also cover how to identify performance problems and what you can do about them.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2254 - WebSphere MQ security: An introduction to the basics
Hazel Fix, IBM, Software Developer
This session provides an introduction to the approach taken by IBM WebSphere® MQ products for controlling user access to WebSphere MQ resources in different environments. It will provide a basic understanding of how the different areas of WebSphere MQ security can be used to help in the securing and administration of your WebSphere MQ queue managers. Ways in which security can be extended to messaging between different systems as well as new features in WebSphere MQ, will be showcased.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2256 - IBM WebSphere MQ: The latest in Web services support
Mark Phillips, IBM, Architect
This session describes some of the new interfaces and technologies being explored to enhance the IBM WebSphere® MQ (WMQ) Web services support, as well as how to make WMQ more accessible from the Web. This session will also review several WebSphere MQ Web services supports. The HTTP-to-WMQ SupportPac enables direct access to WMQ from Web browsers and HTTP clients. Simple Asynchronous Messaging (SAM) for WMQ is a new API for the PHP scripting language. Updates reviewed in this session include the latest updates to Simple Object Access Protocol/Java Message Service (SOAP/JMS) and the WMQ Transport for SOAP support.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2257 - What's new in WebSphere MQ
Mark Taylor, IBM, Technical Strategist
Come to this session to learn the most recent updates to IBM WebSphere® MQ. This session will provide an overview of all new features and help guide you to other sessions that cover the new functions in more detail.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2263 - Introduction to WebSphere Message Broker
Matt Lucas, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
For both new and experienced users of application messaging and IBM WebSphere® MQ (WMQ) transports, this session demonstrates how to connect all enterprise applications together in innovative ways that provide enhanced, dynamic functions. The session will illustrate how the powerful WebSphere MQ Event Broker and Message Broker components provide a flexible, transport-independent messaging backbone. By extending message distribution capabilities, message brokers allow for more complex integration, including message transformation using ESQL, Java, graphical mapping and XSLT, and message enrichment using external data sources such as relational databases. This session will demonstrate how Eclipse Visual Editor tools allow users to graphically construct application connectivity requirements with IBM, user-supplied, or third-party components. A product demonstration will further explain the kind of processing that can be achieved on the WebSphere MQ backbone.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2265 - New Features in WebSphere Message Broker
Matt Lucas, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
WebSphere® Message Broker plays a critical role in service oriented architecture. This session provides a detailed overview of WebSphere® Message Broker, a component of the IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus. This session describes some of the latest additions to the WebSphere Message Broker, including significant enhancements to the Message Broker Toolkit. In addition, this session will provide attendees with insights into the strategic future direction for the Message Broker.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2266 - IBM WebSphere Message Broker Version 6.1: Options for message transformation
Matthew Golby-Kirk, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
IBM WebSphere® Message Broker 6.1 (WMB) provides a variety of methods to perform message transformation. It can use Extended Structured Query Language (ESQL), JavaTM, Mapping and eXtensible Style Language (XSL) transformation technologies. This session describes the core strengths of each technology and how to get the most from them in different scenarios. It provides the broad understanding required to know when to use each of the different transformation options.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2267 - WebSphere Message Broker: How to model messages using the MRM Domain
Andrew Coleman, IBM, Message Broker Development
Message modeling has a strong analogy with programming. You can learn the theory and you can learn how to use an appropriate editor. But the hardest part is looking at an actual message format and working out how to go about modeling it. This session introduces a methodology for modeling non-XML messages using the MRM domain of WebSphere® Message Broker. It provides a step-by-step approach to message modeling, covering in detail how to model formatted text messages (as these are usually the most awkward to model). The session concludes with a case study that uses COBOL and Comma-Separated Value (CSV) message formats to illustrate the approach.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2268 - IBM WebSphere Message Broker: Designing for Performance
Tim Dunn, IBM, Performance Architect
This session demonstrates how to design an efficient and effective WebSphere® Message Broker (WMB) implementation from a performance perspective. It describes the many factors that determine the level of performance achievable within a WMB message processing system. The session reviews critical factors for high performance, such as message structure, message navigation and message copying, business logic, and processing costs. Session attendees will examine key design and configuration choices and how they affect these critical performance factors. Discover how to get the most from brokers, design an optimally performing broker implementation, and understand and improve any implementations currently in use in an enterprise. Finally, the session will discuss some of the key performance improvements in the very latest version of WMB.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2269 - IBM WebSphere Message Broker: Using Web services effectively
Matthew Golby-Kirk, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
This session demonstrates how to use WebSphere Message Broker 6.1 (WMB) effectively in Web service scenarios. It provides a very brief overview of Web services and related technologies, such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and Web Services Addressing (WSA). The session then examines in detail the new WMB v6.1 WSDL-driven SOAP Nodes and SOAP parser that turn it into a powerful Web services consumer, provider and intermediary. It also examines how the new nodes support WS-Addressing and WS-Security.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2271 - IBM WebSphere Message Broker: Usage Patterns
Tim Dunn, IBM, Performance Architect
Have you ever wondered what other organizations are doing with WebSphere® Message Broker (WMB) in production and what they did to get there? This session demonstrates some common WMB configurations and the steps IBM customer organizations typically take to production. Session attendees will learn base-line procedures, useful support techniques, and lessons learned from real-world installations and migration.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2273 - New file processing nodes in WebSphere Message Broker Version 6.1
Andrew Coleman, IBM, Message Broker Development
Organizations are frequently integrating file-based systems into an enterprise service bus (ESB) as critical integration technologies. For some time WebSphere® Message Broker has provided file processing capabilities through the Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM) and Queued Sequential Access Method (QSAM) nodes and WebSphere Transformation Extender. These existing facilities are now complimented with the new file processing nodes which appear in WebSphere® Message Broker Version 6.1. What are they, what do they do, how can you use them in your processing? These questions and more will be answered in this session.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2275 - IBM WebSphere Message Broker: New support for enterprise information systems, including SAP, Siebel, and PeopleSoft
Tim Dunn, IBM, Performance Architect
The newly-announced IBM WebSphere® Message Broker Version 6.1 delivers native support for connecting to Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), including SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft. This session demonstrates how to use new nodes and wizards in WebSphere Message Broker to integrate these systems with your Message Broker infrastructure.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2276 - IBM WebSphere Message Broker: Administration and operations options
Matt Lucas, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
This session, will cover the broad range of administration capabilities in WebSphere® Message Broker. Capabilities covered include the Message Broker Toolkit, command line, and programmatic front-ends, including options for deployment, operations and runtime versioning. Session attendees will discover the right ways to effectively administer and operate the Message Broker, and learn tips and tricks that should be in every Message Broker administrator's toolbox. This session will also cover the new administration options added in Message Broker Version 6.1. Session attendees should possess an overview of WebSphere Message Broker capabilities. Attendees should leave with an understanding of available Message Broker options and industry best practices.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2282 - Case Study: Using DataPower to integrate financial services systems for Fiducia IT AG
Jens Dennig, FIDUCIA IT AG, IT Architect
Fiducia IT AG is a leading service provider to the cooperative banking sector in Germany. 800 Banks use its core banking system, AGREE, which integrates a cooperative financial association of external vendors. This session demonstrates how the association uses a private network, IBM WebSphere® MQ, and Web services as the base for their collaboration and as an integration pattern for the banking system. WebSphere MQ provides guaranteed message delivery, and Web services build upon company-standardized SOAP messages as the formal base for the exchange of transaction data between the banks and their vendors. Fiducia IT AG expanded its collaboration infrastructure with an IBM DataPower® XI50 cluster, which is placed on the front line to handle the increasing Web services traffic (via MQ) from the financial association's members. Multiple protocol gateways with dynamic back-end routing are used to dispatch the incoming requests and to translate between different transport protocols.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2291 - Defining a WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus SOA approach to Enterprise Application Integration
Rajiv Ramachandran , Prolifics, Senior Consultant, Business Developement, Kumar Murugan, Novo Nordisk, Manager, Enterprise Integration
Drawing from experience gained from implementing Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) at multiple engagements, this session discusses a pattern-based approach to system integration when employing the IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB) to apply a service oriented architecture (SOA) solution. We will discuss how to identify and define services, what can be designed within the WESB when mediating these services, and how project teams can implement such an EAI.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2342 - Migrating to the next level of WebSphere MQ
Eric Olson, MQSoftware, Director, Technical Advisory Services
If you are looking to gain fresh tips and ideas on migrating to the next release of WebSphere® MQ, this session will provide you with insight and the critical knowledge necessary to make the successful migration. This session is designed to quickly maximize your investment in WebSphere MQ and help you to move to the latest and greatest release of WebSphere MQ.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2383 - Post-production support: Enterprise service buses most understated critical success factor
Tim Ryan, Quest Diagnostics, Director, EAI Services
Building an enterprise service bus can be a daunting and overwhelming project for those that have limited subject matter expertise, limited funding, or both. When researching white papers and other articles surrounding enterprise service buses you get a significant amount of information on: enterprise service bus technical architecture, enterprise service bus functionality, and vendor selection. What you typically dont get, is information on how crucial the support aspect is to the success of an enterprise service bus. The lack of a sound support mechanism will cause even the most robust and technically savvy enterprise service bus to fail.
Level: Not Applicable

TIC-2438 - Case study: Legacy integration and 24/7 availability with IBM WebSphere MQ
Bob Boedicker, AXA Equitable, Lead Developer, Dr. David Ching, MQSoftware, Chief Technical Officer
AXA Financial, Inc., a premier financial services organization, delivers mission critical financial applications and 24/7 operational availability with IBM WebSphere® MQ and WebSphere Message Broker. This session demonstrates how AXA integrates their legacy applications running on IBM System z990 Enterprise Class mainframes with a complex distributed environment to provide support for production, development, and testing environments. The AXA WebSphere MQ Admin Team manages and supports many applications for internal customers while defining queues, monitoring queue managers, and reporting on system status.
Level: Beginner

TIC-2531 - Lab: WebSphere Message Broker Version 6.1: Hands-on lab
Matthew Golby-Kirk, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
This brand new hands-on lab will allow you try out the new functionality in WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) Version 6.1. You will get to use a broad range of technologies, including the new Web Service SOAP nodes, the new file processing nodes and the ability to connect to enterprise information systems such as SAP, SEBL and PeopleSoft. You will also be able to see some of the other key nodes in the release. To help you get the most out of this double length session (150 minutes) you will be assisted by several members of the WMB Development Team who will guide you through the lab and answer questions. If you are new to WMB or an expert, there will be something for you in this lab. Come along and get up to speed with the latest and greatest version of WebSphere Message Broker.
Level: Intermediate

TIC-2655 - Integrating legacy and/or ERP back-end systems with e-commerce engines using IBM middleware solutions
Sai Kastury, Miracle Software, Director of Business Integration
A large number of organizations which have ERP and/or legacy back-end systems are currently looking for a middleware solution that will help integrate these systems with their e-commerce engine. This session presents one integration scenario using WebSphere® Commerce Server and WebSphere Message Broker with SAP.
Level: Not Applicable

TIC-2803 - WebSphere Message Broker Birds of a Feather
Matt Lucas, IBM, WebSphere Message Broker Development
So you've heard the theory, but what types of workloads and architectures have real users actually implemented with WebSphere® Message Broker? Come along, ask questions of your fellow users, and share your own experiences. This session is devoted to users discussing best practices, specific challenges, and solutions.
Level: Not Applicable

TIC-2804 - WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Birds of a Feather
So you've heard the theory, but what types of workloads and architectures have real users actually implemented with WebSphere® Enterprise Service Bus? Come along, ask questions of your fellow users, and share your own experiences. This session is devoted to users discussing best practices, specific challenges, and solutions.
Level: Not Applicable

TIC-2807 - IBM WebSphere DataPower Birds of a Feather
Bill Hines, IBM, None
This informal session will be an open forum discussion centered on the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® appliances. All conference attendees are invited to participate in this session with subject matter experts and peers, so bring your questions and answers to join in the discussion.
Level: Not Applicable

TIC-2862 - Agility or else? Unlock the reach of SOA thru DataPower server extensions
Pasquale Iocola, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHS), EOHHS Integration Architect
For the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHS), an array of WebSphere® DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 devices played a critical role in bridging the gap across different groups in the organization, leading to the creation of an XML-aware secure network. Although standard configurations of the device allowed easy introduction to SOA, the real power of XI50 is in extensions. We describe key components of server extension configurations that allow integration of existing SOA security solutions. The existing scenario, with different security use cases, needed to be consolidated to the service provider in a standardized way, where the authorization assertion was described by a customized security token that would carry credentials and authorization information. Using the XI50 device as a security broker allowed an easy to maintain, wire speed, single solution for all the different business needs.
Level: Intermediate