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Table 2-1 Comparing WBI-MQ and WAS-MR
2.4 Conclusion
In this chapter, we briefly described the standards and products associated with
the building of basic grid computing infrastructures. Some basic products for the
Web Services Core/Hosting discipline are part of the WebSphere family. Most of
their capabilities are well known from the traditional IT perceptive and can be
integrated with a variety of other products (for example, IBM Grid Toolbox
includes WebSphere Application Server Express Edition).
WebSphere Business Integration
Messaging Broker
WebSphere Messaging Resources
A whole product. A feature of WebSphere Application
Server V6.
Implements a middleware outside the
application server, but accessible by the
application server and other applications.
Implements a JMS mechanism to the
application server.
Uses WAS-MQ internally and externally. Uses WAS-MQ internally and supports
MQ externally wrapped in JMS messages.
Publishes services through WAS-MQ
queues. These services can be wrapped
in Java classes.
Publishes services as JMS services and
Java beans.
Provides basic connectors out of the box
while others have to be added.
Provides several connectors out of the
box.
Most of the connections with providers
should be treated as MQ messages.
Usually connections with providers can be
treated in the original protocols.
High availability is implemented with its
own tools.
High availability is implemented on the
application server.
Messaging transformation is provided by
rules by using the tools provided. These
rules are stored in an internal database
that acts like a persistent repository.
Messaging transformation is provided by
code, by using provided templates.
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