In addition to our own wire protocols, webMethods Nirvana Messaging can accept native MQTT connections out of the box. This allows developers to leverage our broad range of language APIs and protocols to communicate with MQTT devices.
We are happy to announce today that version 7 of Nirvana is now available.
Since our last post on this blog, my-Channels has been acquired by Software AG. This is good news and we are excited about Nirvana finding a home with one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies.
Now that we have become part of the Software AG family, Nirvana is being incorporated into the webMethods suite. As part of this, the product has been renamed to webMethods Nirvana Messaging.
While Nirvana will now be available as part of the webMethods suite it will also continue to be sold as a standalone product. webMethods Nirvana 7 is the first release of Nirvana which is available in either configuration.
What’s New in webMethods Nirvana Messaging 7?
The 7.0 release is largely as promised in our previous blogs:
By way of reminder here are some of the key innovations that have been added in this version.
- Shared memory driver for ultra fast intra host messaging
- Addition of Multicast drivers for both server-to-server and server-to-client communication.
- We have entered the Internet Of Things market with support for the MQTT protocol.
- Further performance enhancements throughout the server and client APIs.
- We now support WAN replication between Nirvana clusters using inter-cluster Nirvana joins.
- There is a new lightweight synchronous Administration API for ‘configuration only’ use cases.
- Batching of API calls has been broadened to include, for instance, channel creation and deletion.
As always if you have any questions about the new version please contact our
We’ve been working with some of the guys at ITRS over the past few weeks, as they have been developing a Nirvana plugin for their real-time performance monitoring tool, Geneos.
The plugin is now available in beta form and Ivan Sattergood has written an interesting blog to introduce the plugin: “Has Geneos reached monitoring Nirvana?“
Here’s a screen grab showing Geneos monitoring a Nirvana cluster:
my-Channels has introduced support for MQTT version 3.1 in version 7.0 of the Nirvana realm server. In addition to our own wire protocol, Nirvana is now also capable of accepting MQTT connections via TCP sockets and connections over SSL/TLS for client implementations that support it. Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce the early access release of my-Channels Nirvana 7. Nirvana 7 EA1 builds on the successes and features of Nirvana to offer significantly improved performance, enhanced functionality and additional support for industry standards.
Here is a quick summary of what’s new in the EA1 release:
- Ultra low latency Multicast functionality for inter-server cluster communications and DataGroup client server communications
- Support for the MQTT messaging standard
- Improved performance giving lower latencies and higher throughput
- Enhancements to data routing between Nirvana clusters
- Lightweight Synchronous Administration API
- Improved batching client API features Continue reading
We recently released our Nirvana Python API; our implementation approach made use of our Nirvana C++ API along with Boost.Python.
We chose to keep our Python API as simple as possible whilst maintaining all core Nirvana functionality. To demonstrate the simplicity of the API, let’s create a simple consumer: Continue reading
The January 2012 issue of the popular eForex magazine has arrived and includes a new FastTrack interview feature, the first of interview which is with our own COO, Eddie McDaid.
During his interview Eddie discusses streaming middleware solutions, their adoption within FX markets and the benefits such solutions can deliver.
The interview is available online. Registration may be required.
An interesting day yesterday at the European Trading Architecture Summit in London’s Canary Wharf.
my-Channels was an event sponsor and Nirvana was featured in a presentation delivered by Lab49’s CTO Matt Davey – Market Risk Architecture: Challenges & Perspectives. The presentation included a demo of a very impressive application developed by Lab49 which uses Nirvana for messaging and also utilises GPUs for computation. The GUI was very slick – here’s a screen grab from the slides:
We are pleased to announce a Windows Phone 7 Nirvana client!
If you are familiar with the .NET & Silverlight Nirvana Client API, porting your software to the Windows Phone will be trivial as the Nirvana client API is unchanged.
In this post I’ll take you through a basic “hello world” tutorial. Continue reading
This quarter’s edition of e-Forex features an excellent article by Roger Aitken entitled “Improving real-time response rates to FX Trading opportunities”.
Our own Eddie McDaid and Paul Brant are both quoted in the article and give insights into the use of real-time unified messaging platforms and their significance in the implementation of FX trading platforms and SDP’s.
A subscription or free registration is required to view the full article here.