Flux 7.7 Java Management App Released

Flux Corp. last month released the latest version of its Java-based commercial job scheduler, file transfer and workflow management solution, which is designed to support the needs of Java application development teams.

The product, Flux 7.7, supports the management of Web-based applications and uses a graphical user interface to model application workflows.

One of the improvements in Flux 7.7 is better scalability using the product's Web-based "Operations Console," which now can monitor "thousands of jobs and workflows," according to a company blog. Flux also added the ability to use certificate-based SFTP authentication to simplify file transfer security.

The product supports local, FTP, FTP over SSL, and SFTP file capabilities, as well as UNC hosts. Users can set triggers for incoming files or file transfers to remote systems, and they can invoke Web services. You can also "move data between actions in a job and workflow" using the product's runtime data mapping feature, according to Flux's announcement.

The Flux 7.7 scheduler and workflow management solution can be embedded into other applications via application programming interfaces (APIs). It has APIs for Java, J2EE, XML and Web services applications. Flux can also be run in a browser-based application using JavaScript-based widgets.

More on the product's features can be found here. A 30-day trial version can be downloaded here.

Human interaction and business process management capabilities can be supported in the Flux solution via a separate product called FluxBPM.

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