Unlock and Visualize Enterprise Data Using New WSO2 User Engagement Server

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Jul. 23 2013, 12:00PM EDT

WSO2Earlier this month, ProgrammableWeb reported that WSO2 had launched the WSO2 App Factory, a brand new cloud-enabled enterprise DevOps platform that allows project teams to collaborate on the creation, deployment and management of enterprise applications. WSO2 has just announced the launch of another brand new platform; the WSO2 User Engagement Server (UES), a platform that allows developers and enterprise professionals to create customized dashboards, microsites and gadgets with enterprise data and 3rd party data sources which makes it possible to convert volumes of data into valuable business insights and to create engaging user experiences.

WSO2 User Engagement Server

Image Credit: WSO2 Documentation

The WSO2 UES was created with the concept in mind that "data is worthless if you don't communicate it" and allows users to visually present data in meaningful and engaging ways. According to a blog post written by Nuwan Bandara, Associate Technical Lead at WSO2, there are two primary types of user groups that would benefit from using the WSO2 UES; business users and focused developer groups. Business users can use the platform to quickly create gadgets and dashboards to display company statistics and other data. Developers can use the platform to create dynamic microsites that analyze and display enterprise data. WSO2 Founder and CEO Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, is quoted in the press release as saying:

"Business agility demands that more people in the enterprise have access to the tools they need to present data in a meaningful, easily accessible way. With WSO2 User Engagement Server, enterprises now have a single platform that business professionals and developers alike can use to quickly create feature-rich dashboards, microsites and gadgets for viewing, monitoring and analyzing their enterprise information and turn it into valuable insights."

The WSO2 UES is 100% open source and is built upon, and a replacement for, the WSO2 Gadget Server portal platform. Platform features include (but not limited to):

  • Dashboard Composer - An interface that lets users create dashboards graphically. Designed for use by developers and non-technical users.
  • Jaggery IDE - An open source Web IDE that allows developers to create or edit microsites. Also allows developers to create both applications and APIs at the same time.
  • The Enterprise Store - Provides a central repository for gadgets, JavaScript libraries, and microsite and dashboard URLs, which developers and users can apply to their own sites.

For more information about the WSO2 UES, visit the official product page and the platform documentation.

Upcoming WSO2 Webinars

WSO2 is presenting quite a few webinars in July and August, including a series of webinars that are part of WSO2 Summer School July 16 - August 27, 2013. Here are a few of the webinars that will be held soon:

In the Spotlight - WSO2 App Factory - Thursday, July 25, 2013
Join this webinar where Ramith Jayasinghe and Chanaka Fernando of the App Factory team will talk about the key features and functionality of WSO2 App factory.

API Centric Enterprises - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sumedha Rubasinghe will discuss key building blocks of WSO2 API Manager, and how they can be utilized to create enterprise ready business APIs.

Learn with WSO2 - API Security - Thursday, August 01, 2013
Presented by WSO2 security expert, Prabath Sirwardena, this webinar will cover different strategies and best practices in API security to address these aspects.

Visit the WSO2 events webinar page for the complete list of webinars taking place in July and August 2013.

Janet Wagner Janet is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro and on Google+

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