In this article, Adrien Louis and Marc Dutoo discuss the differences and relative merits of using orchestration vs. routing in a typical ESB setup. They discuss various approaches to connecting services, from low level ones like customized routing, to high-level ones using business oriented approaches like workflow and orchestration, and conclude that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
In this article, Adrien Louis discusses the pros and cons of two topology alternatives for ESB-based SOAs: A single ESB for the company vs. a system of "departmental" ESBs that are connected to each other. Adrien describes how the alternatives affect issues such as administration, business monitoring, governance, reliability, and orchestration.
Udi Dahan's team averts a second failure using service contracts to address multiple dimensions of scalability.
BEA has released a preview of SCA support in WebLogic 10.3 based on Fabric3. We spoke with Jim Marino (BEA) and Meeraj(VocaLink) about SOA, approaches to adopt SCA and key benefits.
InfoQ talked to Dino Chiesa, Director of Marketing for .Net in the Connected Systems Division to better understand Microsoft's SOA strategy and how customers were using WCF.
Deutsche Post World Net, one of the world's largest logistics companies has announced plans to contribute its SOA platform to the Eclipse Foundation. InfoQ had a chance to talk to those responsible.
John Harby participates in several OASIS Committees and was co-author of The Middleware Company SOA Blueprints. Here, he proposes an alternative to the Enterprise Service Bus. 23
A new strategy for incorporating event driven architecture for scalability and availability of services in the context of SOA. Actual implementation is described in the context of Mule. 5
This is the second part of InfoQ's ESB series, an exploration of the Enterprise Service Bus. The focus is use cases for ESB --referencing analysts, survey research and community feedback. 27
A healthy debate has arisen in the SOA community around the Enterprise Service Bus. What is the best definition of an ESB? When should an ESB be deployed? What is its role in SOA? 32
With the emergence of WS-Security and WS-ReliableMessaging as standards, web services reach a new level of capability. Find out more about these standards and their impact on SOA. 2
A primer on ESB programming using the open source Mule ESB. Concepts and code sufficient to create an alerting service including endpoint adapters, transformations and core service logic. 7