What's New in the Enterprise Products
Differences between FuseSource distributions and Enterprise Products
Two new products have joined the FuseSource product line: Fuse ESB Enterprise, an open source integration platform, and Fuse MQ Enterprise an open source messaging platform. These products are based on the proven technology of the FuseSource distributions but are packaged for enterprise IT use.
Fuse ESB Enterprise and Fuse MQ Enterprise include intuitive, native platform installers. The use of Maven is optional, and teams do not need to be on the Internet to complete the install. This feature is available to anyone who downloads the enterprise products.
The enterprise products go through a formal release process, beyond the ad hoc testing that is done with the FuseSource distributions. The QA process includes unit tests, system tests, smoke tests as well as a complete Beta period for each release. Patches are made available to subscribers immediately, included in the next FuseSource point release, and submitted back to Apache (see Incremental Patching for more information).
Since large, IT organizations dominate FuseSource subscribers, performance is high priority. FuseSource creates performance patches based on typical customer configurations. The latest tuning effort has FuseSource’s broker running 4X as fast as Apache ActiveMQ 5.5.1; users of Fuse MQ Enterprise see this enhancement now and ActiveMQ users will see it in release 5.6.
Third Party Verification
FuseSource Enterprise products are audited by Black Duck and Vericode. Black Duck validates software contents by analyzing all source and binary files, managing open source and third-party code approval, and verifying that it honors legal obligations. Vericode audits the products for security issues so that FuseSource can issue security patches on a regular basis.
Centralized Management of Uniquely Configured Brokers
By integrating additional open source products into the platforms, namely Fuse Fabric and Fuse Application Bundles, Fuse ESB Enterprise and Fuse MQ Enterprise make it practical to deploy and manage a large number of uniquely configured brokers. Fuse Management console is available (with a subscription) for centralized management, enabling Integration Everywhere.
Patches – whether it is response to an enhancement request, bug fix, or security update – are available as incremental patches that can be applied to any existing installation without a reinstall. Incremental patches are available to subscribing customers only. All patches are included in the next point release of the FuseSource enterprise products, and are submitted back to Apache for inclusion in their next release.
Note: FuseSource’s predictable release schedule makes patches available to users sooner than Apache’s release schedule: