JBoss ESB is a second generation SOA foundation due to its inherent flexibility to be configured to specific use case scenarios as well as its agnostic architecture which is not based on a specific technology such as JMS, JBI or web services like many first generation ESBs. Additionally, as a second generation ESB, JBoss ESB 4.2 is designed to support the following integration and process architectures and models:
- Service-oriented architecture (SOA) by enabling services to by found, communicate and be integrated into applications and business processes
- Event-driven architecture (EDA) with event notification, logging and coordination
- Business process management (BPM) by using the jBPM project for service orchestration internal to the ESB and providing a foundation for business process management extensions such as jBPM or ActiveBPEL for process automation
- Complex event processing (CEP) is not implemented today in JBoss ESB 4.2, however, we are using Drools for content-based routing of messages/events and are setting the foundation for implementing true CEP in the future to enhance event processing
We are excited by the progress the open source community has made on JBoss ESB working with partners and early adopters. We look forward to integrating the open source JBoss ESB 4.2 project into a complete SOA and business process automation platform later this Autumn.
To get a head start, download JBoss ESB 4.2 today!