A Model For A Federated Service Bus Infrastructure

by Dilip Krishnan on  Apr 09, 2009 1

Jack Van Hoof presents a prescriptive guidance on how to model a federated service bus infrastructure such that it affords the various parts on the enterprise interacting with it, the desired levels of autonomy.

MIX 09: Clemens Vasters on Azure Service Bus

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 20, 2009

Clemens demonstrated the capabilities and the programming model of the Azure Service Bus. The ASB offers secure and reliable functionality for connecting business partners, services and composite applications across the Internet.

Pragmatic SOA Governance

by Dilip Krishnan on  Feb 25, 2009

In an article on SOA Governance, Ross Mason, CTO and Co-Founder, MuleSource, says that in today's world, the traditional top-down philosophy for SOA is outmoded and outdated and urges for a more practical real-world approach to governance and SOA in general.

SOA & The Tarpit of Irrelevancy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 24, 2009 7

A new three-part post by Neil Ford discusses both the rationale behind SOA implementations and the role large vendors play in distracting them.

Fremantle and Weerawarana on WSO2's New OSGi-based SOA Platform

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2009 5

WSO2, the company behind many of the Apache foundation's Web services projects, has released new versions of most of its software, now running on an OSGi-based platform called "Carbon". InfoQ spoke to WSO2 co-founders Paul Fremantle and Sanjiva Weerawarana.

Article: Mainframe Integration with JBoss ESB and LegStar

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2009 4

In a new article, Fady Moussallam & Mark Little describe how to use the open source JBossESB to integrate legacy COBOL CICS applications without necessarily having to rely on XML and Web Services stacks.

An ESB Vendors Evaluation by Forrester Research

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 16, 2009 1

Forrester Research has just released a new 171-criteria evaluation of enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, which finds that Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, and TIBCO Software have the most-focused ESB and service-oriented-architecture- (SOA-) related strategies, the most-mature tooling, and the greatest flexibility in deployment and configuration.

Interview: Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen on Open Source ESB

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2009 1

InfoQ has published a sample chapter from the book “Open Source ESBs In Action”, authored by Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen, and took the opportunity to interview the authors about their experience in using open source ESBs in real-world projects.

Article: Distributed JBI

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 10, 2009 1

Officially, the JBI (Java Business Integration) standard is limited to a single Java Virtual Machine (JVM) instance. In a new article, Sun's Derek Frankforth describes and contrasts the strengths and weaknesses two different styles of setting up a distributed JBI topology using OpenESB, and shows how they complement each other in the end.

Optaros and MuleSource Help Nespresso With Next-Generation SOA Solution

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jan 30, 2009

Nestlés Nespresso SA division, which is headquartered in Paudex, Switzerland, recently announced the successful completion the first phase of their SOA initiative 'NesOA' in just six months! Optaros and MuleSource helped define and implement a new middleware architecture called Nespresso Open Architecture, or NesOA.

Article: Getting Started With Spring Integration

by Abel Avram on  Jan 20, 2009 13

In this article, Joshua Long introduces the readers to Spring Integration, an extension of the Spring framework supporting the Enterprise Integration Patterns. After a short introduction into Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), the article presents an example of the integration between an email application and a blogger one.

Article: Application Integration Through Mail Servers

by Abel Avram on  Dec 19, 2008 9

In this article, a book excerpt from Open Source ESB in Action, Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen present a way of integrating applications through mail servers when speed and performance are not paramount. The article shows how to use SMTP and POP3 protocols from Mule and ServiceMix to communicate back and forth with Apache James, an open source mail server.

Article: Structured Event Streaming with Smooks

by Mark Little on  Nov 26, 2008 17

The Smooks project has been used in several ESBs for transformation techniques since the first adoption by JBossESB. However, in this article Tom Fennelly discusses how it can be used for much more than that.

Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP‏

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 18, 2008

With the wealth of new features and support for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP, released last week, strengthens company’s position in the ESB market.

Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5 Enterprise Released

by Dilip Krishnan on  Oct 21, 2008

MuleSource, a provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, announced the general availability of Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5.

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