Kai Wähner explains the differences between an integration framework, an ESB and an integration suite, following with advice for selecting the right one from existing commercial and open source solutions.
MuleSoft, the company behind Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product Mule, recently released version 3.3 of the product. The new version's focus is to combine data integration with Mule's application integration capabilities and to deliver a solution for on-premise or cloud integration for developers. InfoQ spoke with Ross Mason and Daniel Feist about the new features and product roadmap.
Mulesoft recently released Mule 3, their next generation ESB platform. The product comes with a lot of architectural changes under the hood to support the features aimed at making the product easier to use, such as Mule Cloud Connect and Flow, a message flow based service design. InfoQ caught up with Ross Mason to learn more about the product release and the new features in the product offering.
William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model driven by an independent user community to define it further. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology). 3
David Dossot, co-author of Mule in Action, examines the power of Mule RESTpack and Groovy in orchestrating RESTful services in the Mule messaging platform. 5
Message routing is an essential consideration for middleware. This article addressed the use of Mule middleware to implement flexible message routing services. 2
InfoQ has published a sample chapter from the book “Open Source ESBs In Action” and took the opportunity to interview the authors about their experience in using open source ESBs. 1
When performance and speed are not an issue, SMTP and POP3 can be used to integrate applications communicating to each other through a Mail Server. 9
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.
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
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