IBM revealed new mashup tools to allow businesses and channel partners to create customised Web applications, at its Impact 2008 conference in Las Vegas.
The tools include:
• IBM Mashup Center – which allows non-technical users to assemble software components from diverse sources, in order to develop Web applications to suit their own needs; and
• IBM WebSphere sMash – a development environment for technical developers, which enables the development of composite applications based on Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) technology.
Mashup Centre, and WebSphere sMash are both at the beta testing stage, and could be commercially available by the middle of this year.
IBM also unveiled new Business Process Management (BPM) applications at the conference, including WebSphere Business Events, which is designed identify and analyse cause-and-effect relationships among events in real time, to facilitate decision making.
WebSphere Business Events is based on technology from AptSoft, which IBM acquired in January.