After 6 months of development Apache Synapse development team proudly released Synapse 1.2 In addition many bug fixes and improvement toward better stability, Synapse 1.2 supports Financial Information eXchange (FIX) and Hessian binary web service protocol as message format and transport protocl. Synapse is a fast and efficient message mediator which can facilitate integration message oriented systems.
Among other features, following items are most important changes in Synapse 1.2
WS-Reliable Messaging support with WSO2 Mercury
Support for re-usable database connection pools for DB report/lookup mediators
Support for GZip encoding and HTTP 100 continue
Natural support for dual channel messaging with WS-Addressing
Cluster aware sticky load balancing support
Non-blocking streaming of large messages at high concurrency with constant memory usage
Support for an ELSE clause for the Filter mediator
Ability to specify XPath expressions relative to the envelope or body
Support for separate policies for incoming/outgoing messages
Support for a mandatory sequence before mediation
Kudos to Synapse team for this new release.