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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Alain and Claude on ESBi at the Integration Summit

Alain Boulze and Claude Meynier, who've been working on ObjectWeb's ESBi (Enterprise Service Bus initiative) for about 1 year, went to the Integration Summit in Banff, Canada. They give a report on their experience on the ESBi wiki.

ObjectWeb (who is a member of the IC) appeared to be (one of?) the only organization there to propose open-source integration solutions. Alain & Claude about the ESBi: "The introduction of the ESB initiative as a user- and market- driven, and experimental process, into the ObjectWeb consortium is a major improvement vs. the process and projects in use in our community."

Alain & Claude presented a poster about the ESBi. About one year after the inception of the initiative, some lessons learned are worth noticing.

ObjectWeb's code base provides several industry grade components for business integration: JOnAS (although not directly integration related, J2EE comes with nice JMS, WS, etc features), JORAM (message bus with SOAP, JMS connectors), MOBE (BPEL engine), XQuark (XML query and transformation), Shark, JaWE, Bonita (workflow), PresentationServer (XML pipelines), eXo Platform (enterprise portal). Vendors can freely use these components for building taylor-made solutions suited to their customers or put on the market open-source based packaged solutions.


  • At 10:14 AM, June 22, 2005, Blogger Niko said…

    not to mention the excellent C-JDBC for transparently clustering the database tier of your J2EE application ...

    Just change continent for a while and you're already forgetting me ?

  • At 4:53 PM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Erik Bruchez said…


    I should mention that PresentationServer has been renamed Orbeon Forms last fall, to make it clearer that the focus of the platform is now (and has in fact been for over two years) web forms.



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