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JVM performance tuning – part 1

Many integration solution are based on the Java Virtual Machine.  Having a good understanding of the underlying machinery is essential for a well functioning integration platform.  Tuning of the Java Virtual Machine is an essntial part of that.  In a series of blog posting, we…

JVM performance tuning – part 1

Why Software AG My webMethods Server doesn’t show Microsoft Active Directory group members from trusted domains

Today we ran into the following problem at a customer of ours: a couple of security groups had been setup in Microsoft Active Directory (AD), containing users from a trusted domain. Unfortunately, these users were not visible for our My webMethods Server (MWS) that is…

Why Software AG My webMethods Server doesn’t show Microsoft Active Directory group members from trusted domains

Comparing Oracle DB objects from different schemas

Today, we have been working on a migration from webMethods 7.1.2 to 8.0 at a customer of ours. Those who are familiar with webMethods probably know that the objects in a database for one of the webMethods components (Integration Server, Trading Networks, My webMethods Server)…

Comparing Oracle DB objects from different schemas

Better Message Exchange Patterns

With Web Services a number of Message Exchange Patterns (MEP) are defined Request-response: the endpoint receives a message and sends a correlated message One-way: the endpoint receives a message Solicit-response: the endpoint sends a message and receives a correlated message Notification: the endpoint sends a…

Better Message Exchange Patterns

Fun stuff: geek&poke

For those who don’t know geek&poke, very funny; We particularly like this one! Authored by: Guy

Fun stuff: geek&poke

Blog lift-off

The I8C consultants are continuously learning and applying new technologies in the domain of “integration”.  In this blog, we want to share some of that interesting stuff. Note: previous posts were copied from the personal blog of Guy

Blog lift-off

JMS speed test: ActiveMQ vs HornetQ

A while ago I was asked by a client to evaluate different open source JMS providers. The ultimate goal was to set up a highly available messaging system that can manage high throughput. Me and my colleagues dug deep in our memories and on the…

JMS speed test: ActiveMQ vs HornetQ

RHEL: install Yum and add DVD as repository

Installing Yum using RPM. As you can see this is done by discovering the dependencies the hard way, exactly the reason why we need Yum. [root@i8c-ODB11R2 Server]# rpm -i yum-3.2.22-26.el5.noarch.rpm warning: yum-3.2.22-26.el5.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 1e 5e0159 error: Failed dependencies: python-elementtree…

RHEL: install Yum and add DVD as repository

A new world for integration: SAML and Identity

SAML was initially a standard for cross-domain SSO. A user who is logged on to the domain *.i8c.be could transparently point his browser to a web application in another domain *.cronos.be without having to authenticate again. His identity (and other attributes) are passed on transparently,…

A new world for integration: SAML and Identity

Command Line JMX + SSL

The tool I use for command line JMX and which I think really works well is http://wiki.cyclopsgroup.org/jmxterm You can download and start the single jar as shown below. In this example I’m connecting to a HornetQ instance. [jeroen@homesrv~]# java -jar jmxterm-1.0-alpha-4-uber.jar -l service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://192.168.1.3:10995/jmxrmi Welcome to…

Command Line JMX + SSL

Scary: backdoor in FTP server software

While reading security.nl, I picked up the news that hackers had put a backdoor in the popular FTP server ProFTPD. A version of the software containing a backdoor was put on the distribution server by some hackers. How often does one install software from the…

Scary: backdoor in FTP server software

Java on Microsoft Azure

Triggered by my colleague Koen Van Oost and the upcoming Microsoft session at Devoxx, I looked into Java on the Microsoft Azure platform. Watched the talk “Open in the cloud: Windows Azure and Java” of PDC10. I wasn’t aware that one could run Tomcat on…

Java on Microsoft Azure