Update on Alphablox in WebSphere Business Monitor

Earlier this year I blogged about installing Alphablox as part of WebSphere Business Monitor. Real production environments require clustering, and it was difficult to accomplish. Using DB2 on z/OS for data repository was particularly daunting task. Mike Killelea commented on my original post, noting that IBM disclaimed support for this scenario.

This time of the year, IBM is preparing version 7 of its BPM stack for release. From what I saw, Alphablox is much better integrated into Business Monitor (BAM). Remember, until now you had to run a separate Alphablox installer (with the exception of non-production-grade standalone profile). Now, ABX install is fully integrated. I specifically inquired about z/OS database support and was told that it is ON. I’ll post an update when I learn more.