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.