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The Enterprise Service Bus: Communication Backbone for SOA

Published: 03 May 2007

ID: G00143223

Analyst(s): W. Roy Schulte

Summary

Companies that deploy large-scale or long-living service-oriented architecture systems need an enterprise service bus, a communication subsystem that delivers messages and can mediate the interactions between service consumers and providers.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Core Service Bus Technology
  • ESB Products
    • 1. ESB Products
    • 2. SOA Platforms With Development and Presentation Features
    • 3. Full SOA Software Stacks
  • The ESB ("SOA Backplane") Pattern
  • Background
    • Origins of Commercial ESB Products
    • Custom-Built ESBs

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