ESB Projects Team Up on Open Source JBI
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) projects put into Open Source by Iona Technologies and LogicBlaze will collaborate on a Java Business Integration (JBI) implementation.
This growing cross-project ESB cooperation may make it easier for to design and deploy an Open Source ESB option.
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At issue is the chore of providing a common JBI implementation for Celtix (Iona's ESB) and ServiceMix (LogicBlaze's ESB).
"Under this alliance, both Celtix and ServiceMix [ESB projects] will contribute code to each other's projects, and we will integrate that code into the underlying [platform] so that each project may reuse and redistribute the other's source code, Tom Miura, LogicBlaze CEO told IDN.
ServiceMix's ESB development effort has focused on adding a JBI container and component suite. Celtix's ESB is focused on integration components and SOAP stacks.
This means that there is actually not as much overlap between the two projects as one might expect. On the contrary, the two project teams are collaborating closely to avoid duplicating efforts and to enable reuse of each project's unique capabilities. For example, ServiceMix will reuse the SOAP stacks and integration components from Celtix, and Celtix will reuse the ServiceMix JBI container.
"The timing is right for this [collaboration]," Miura added. "Unifying on a common way to implement JBI for Open Source ESBs will be important to getting strong enterprise interest and adoption in these [Open Source} solutions.""This collaboration will drive adoption of a best of breed approach to ESB and help eliminate the concerns developers may have over making a single technology choice to support their current and future SOA [Service Oriented Architecture] infrastructure requirements," said Iona CTO Eric Newcomer in a statement.
The ServiceMix ESB currently has a wide array of JBI components, including:
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