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  • Choosing between Routing and Orchestration in an ESB

    by Adrien Louis & Marc Dutoo on  Jul 02, 2008

    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.

  • ESB Topology Alternatives

    by Adrien LOUIS on  May 23, 2008 6

    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.

  • Spectacular Scalability with Smart Service Contracts

    by Udi Dahan on  Apr 10, 2008 2

    Scalability isn't the Boolean value stateless design tends to assume. Udi’s team averts a second failure using service contracts to address multiple dimensions of scale.

Interview: Jim Marino and Meeraj Kunnumpurath on SCA and Fabric3

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 07, 2008

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.

Interview: Dino Chiesa on Microsoft's SOA strategy

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 04, 2007

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.

Interview: Ricco Deutscher on "SOPERA"

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  May 15, 2007

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.

ESB Alternative

Posted by John Harby on  Nov 08, 2006

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

Using SEDA to Ensure Service Availability

Posted by Rune Schumann, Rune Peter Bjornstad on  Oct 11, 2006

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

ESB Roundup Part two: ESB Use Cases

Posted by Miko Matsumura on  Jul 12, 2006

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

ESB Roundup Part One: Defining the ESB

Posted by Miko Matsumura on  Jul 05, 2006

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

Secure and Reliable Web Services

Posted by Guy Crets on  Jul 03, 2006

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

Evolutionary integration with ESBs

Posted by Rune Schumann, Kjetil Paulsen on  Jun 01, 2006

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

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