Neuron ESB 3.5 introduces several new features and enhancements, most significant of which is long-running, fault-tolerant Workflow. Neuron ESB 3.5 now ships with Workflow capabilities that allow companies to design fault-tolerant, business-resilient workflows to automate critical processes that may span hours, weeks or months and cross inter- or intra-company domains.

Workflow

Neuron ESB’s Workflow offering is built upon Microsoft .NET Workflow Foundation 4.5, overlaying it with a set of sophisticated tools, infrastructure, a hosting environment and services necessary to deliver enterprise-level performance and scalability on the Microsoft .NET platform.

Neuron ESB 3.5 provides a clustered hosting environment that load balances the execution of workflows across multiple servers in dedicated/isolated host processes. This same clustered hosting environment allows failed workflows to automatically rollover onto available servers and start where they left off, providing both resiliency and reliability for mission critical functions. Using workflow, it is possible to build business processes that can span days, weeks, or even months coordinating business activities, responding to business inputs, and integrating business systems that span cloud, partner and organizational boundaries.

Neuron ESB 3.5 Workflow introduces many new features including:

  • Real time Workflow Activity Tracking
  • Workflow Simulation
  • Workflow Playback
  • ESB Message Integration
  • Long Running Transactions (“Saga”)
  • Workflow Control and Monitoring
  • Custom Correlation
  • Clustered Workflow Hosting
  • Graphical Workflow Designer
  • ~80 Workflow Activities

Additional Features in Neuron ESB 3.5

In addition to the new long running, fault tolerant Workflow capabilities, Neuron ESB 3.5 provides a number of new features and enhancements that make using, managing and interacting with Service and Adapter endpoints easier and faster. Some of these include:

  • Composition using Adapter and Service Endpoints
  • WS-Discovery enabled runtime, parties and endpoints
  • REST and WMI enabled Endpoint Health Monitoring
  • NetSuite and Dynamics CRM 2013 Online
  • Neuron ESB Explorer User Experience(UX) improvements

To learn more about these features in depth, read the Latest Release Notes.