TheServerSide has posted a case study on the Mule Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) by Eugene Ciurana. It covers such items as the installation of Mule, using it as a common JMS transport, and commercial support offerings.
In this NoFluff talk, Mark Richards tells us what an ESB is, its role, what capabilities it provides, and the various ways an ESB can be implemented. He takes a close look at the JBI specification (JSR-208) and explains what impact it will have with the ESB world. This will teach you how to determine your own specific requirements for an ESB and then match these requirements to the product space.
SEDA is a new strategy for incorporating event driven architecture for scalability and availability of services in the context of SOA. These strategies are based on queuing research pioneered for the use of highly abailable and scalable services, initially in the Web context, but moving into the SOA and Web services context. This article describes SEDA with an implementation using Mule.
Backed by Hummer Winblad and Morgenthaler ventures to the tune of $4M dollars, CEO Dave Rosenberg and Mule ESB Open Source Leader Ross Mason are ready to take on the biggest ESB players with their Open Source ESB strategy. But not only are other ESB companies waiting, but the field is already crowded with other Open Source options.
MuleSource, the company founded earlier this year to provide support and services to Mule users, has released Mule 1.3 today. Mule is the most commonly used open-source Enterprise Service Bus, with over 200,000 downloads. The new version improves performance and adds support for XFire and Spring Remoting.
Event Driven Architecture (EDA) is a term promoted by Gartner to describe an evolved state of Enterprise software characterized by real time events. EDA has been associated to its detriment with SOA 2.0, however, there may be technical legitimacy to some of the EDA ideas.