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2017-09-14T10:19:00Z

What needs improvement with webMethods Integration Server?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with webMethods Integration Server.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

In terms of improvement, it would be better if it adapted quicker to open standards. It took a while for API specification before the last version was available. The spec of version two was rather quick. With an integration platform, it sometimes needs to happen faster because you sometimes have clients or providers that already use new specifications.

2021-04-07T13:32:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I'd like to see the admin portal for managing the integration server go up a level, to have more capabilities and to have a more modern web interface.

2021-03-25T13:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is probably the future and direction that many companies and organizations are looking at. Software AG is also rolling out robust solutions for this. So, if I was a brand new customer, that is where I would be looking. This is also the direction that I think Software AG is moving into along with almost every vendor in the industry. However, the integration platform, as it currently sits, runs really well. It's very robust and does what you would expect it to do.

2020-12-21T06:00:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We would like to achieve a multi-site, soft data center. Multi-site meaning that we would like to have more than two Active-Active data centers because Indonesia is a big region with three time zones. We would like to have many data centers serve us across the islands to support the massive number of transactions. We need to have a good amount of availability. Hence, we would like to have a multi-site data center. To support that, the solution needs to be capable of Active-Active implementations, an Active-Active integration server. We would like to get to the point where transactions are not only coming into one data center but, simultaneously, could be redirected to several other data center sites. Integration Server needs the capabilities to help us to achieve that goal. Also, the solution has big instances when deployed under microservices or in a containerized platform. They need to improve that so that it is competitive with other integration solutions, like Redis and Kafka. Deployments under microservices with those solutions are much more lightweight, in the size of the runtime itself, compared with Software AG. They need to improve it to be scalable enough and lightweight enough to run on the microservices/containerized platform. We are paying them a lot so we have access to their product development engineers. We are waiting for them to revamp the microservices areas. We are waiting for the new version of that. They have come back to us with something that is much more lightweight, but to us, it has still not reached the lightweight level that we want.

2020-11-25T05:25:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The logging capability has room for improvement. That way, we could keep a history of all the transactions. It would be helpful to be able to get to that without having to build a standalone solution to do so.

2020-10-27T06:41:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We would like to have a gateway server included, where we can control the number of requests. There is an interface in webMethods for building a portal, but we are not using it because the price of the license is too high. I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration. As it is now, it is a lengthy search process. When a request comes in, sometimes you have to go to the administration page and then search the web after that. I need to be able to trace the flow from the port to the service to find the issue and there is no diagram to show me the parts. This is something that would be helpful.

2020-07-19T08:15:42Z
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Top 10Real User

We have been experiencing problems with using Terracotta for clustering, which is something that they should improve. Technical support is an area where they can improve.

2020-07-12T11:48:45Z
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Top 10Real User

We have been having some non-technical, functional issues, which is why we're exploring other products. The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.

2020-07-02T10:05:56Z
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Real User

The Flow language mapping tool could be a little easier to use. The interface needs improvement.

2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I think they need to improve the API gateway to be able to replace F5 for example. Also, handling the certificates and their implications with other applications needs some improvement. We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.

2019-05-26T06:53:00Z
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Real User

* DevOps support * Java services debugging.

2019-02-09T20:37:00Z
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Real User

The newest version, which we are not on, has all the features that we are looking for, meaning managed files transfer adapter.

2018-07-30T09:01:00Z
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Real User

The Java Service section, which is probably needs more different manners for a new developer. It doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface for input parameter called IData, which consists of Maps (key, value). You can still be creating classes under the shared section of the methods. But also the documentation of webMethods Java API it doesn't cover much clarity for the usage

2017-09-14T10:19:00Z
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