Fiorano ESB Community Edition


Fiorano ESB Community Edition

Fiorano ESB Community Edition enables application integration by choreographing Microservices into asynchronous flows via the Fiorano Studio and associated tools. The transport is pluggable and the user may choose any available JMS engine including Apache ActiveMQ, JBOSS, TIBCO, IBM or FioranoMQ.
Fiorano ESB Community Edition includes a Microservices toolkit that enables the development of JMS-compliant Microservices in a number of supported languages including Java, C, C++ and C#. See "Fiorano Microservices Tookit" for more info.
Fiorano's Community Edition ESB uses a wire-level protocol called the Component Control Protocol (CCP), which allows asynchronous communication between the Community Edition ESB server and micro services being choreographed/orchestrated into application flows.

Communication Runtime Deployment Monitoring
Deployed Microservices communicate asynchronously using JMS
  • Automatically creates the JMS endpoints (i.e. message queues and Topics) for individual Microservices
  • Also creates "routes" for communication
  • Includes tools and APIs for managing and monitoring Microservices
  • Ability to debug and modify message flows between Microservices

Getting Started

The below section helps you get started with the project in a few minutes time

Installing Fiorano ESB Community Edition Platform

  1. Download the Fiorano ESB Community Edition Installer from here.
  2. Extract it to your preferred location on the disk drive.

    The root folder to which the installer is extracted is referred as FIORANO_HOME here on.

    Refer the System Requirements section to understand the minimum system requirements.
  3. Navigate through the extracted files to the bin directory (in FIORANO_HOME) and execute the following command:
    • Windows: fiorano.bat
    • Linux: ./fiorano

    The Fiorano server starts along with its dependent modules.
  4. Configure the extracted configuration files.
    Go to FIORANO_HOME > etc and provide configuration as required in the following files:
    • Transport Configuration
      Provide Transport Server related details in the com.fiorano.openesb.transport.provider.cfg file.
    • RMI Configuration
      Provide RMI details in the com.fiorano.openesb.rmiconnector.cfg file.
    • Server Configuration
      Provide server lookup and connection timeout value in the com.fiorano.openesb.server.cfg file.
  5. Launching eStudio:

    eStudio is an Orchestration tool used to create microservice application flows.

    To launch the eStudio application, navigate to FIORANO_HOME/eStudio/bin and execute eStudio.

    Refer to the Starting Fiorano eStudio section to follow the steps as illustrated in the documentation for the Enterprise version.
  6. Create flows using estudio and deploy them to the server.
  7. On the fly changes to the flows with zero downtime.
  8. Add breakpoints and intercept messages

Fiorano ESB Community Edition Components & Packages

Components & Packages for Fiorano ESB Community Edition

Fiorano ESB Community Edition Server
An OSGi container built on top of Apache Karaf which acts as both manager and runtime for microservices

Messaging Engine
The messaging engine is pluggable and the user may choose any available JMS engine including Apache ActiveMQ, JBOSS, TIBCO, IBM or FioranoMQ.

Built on top of Hawtio, an open source HTML5/Angular JS web console

Microservice Toolkit
Open source toolkit to develop and monetize new microservices

An orchestration Tool based on Eclipse

Github Resources

Fiorano's Open source repositories and their respective Documentation Wikis are available in the Fiorano github pages as listed below. Sign Up/In to github so that you can contribute to the following repositories by forking them.

Repository Description
Fiorano ESB Community Edition Platform Fiorano's Open source Platform provides life cycle management of microservices, microservice flows and automates communication between microservices using Fiorano ESB Community Edition.

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Microservice Toolkit Fiorano Microservice framework provides SDKs (presently in Java, C#, C and C++) to build microservices. The business logic can be plugged into the generated code. The microservices can then be build and deployed to Fiorano Microservice Platform using Maven.

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Microservice Toolkit

Create or extend microservices using the Fiorano Microservice Toolkit.

Fiorano provides a microservices development toolkit to develop microservices using different programming languages like Java, C, CPP and C#. This SDK generates template code which handles asynchronous communication with other microservices as well as processing capabilities like multi-threading and connection pooling. Business logic can be plugged into the generated code. The microservices can then be built and deployed to the Fiorano Microservice Platform using Maven.

The framework also provides samples which demonstrate general usage patterns. Some of the commonly used microservices in the enterprise version are also open for reference for developers looking to build their own services.


The open source toolkit enables multi-language development. It includes wizards to auto-generate skeleton source code for new Microservices based on various inputs/outputs, resources required, format (XML/JSON) and structure of data. The auto-generated code includes an eclipse-based UI for configuring microservice instances such as endpoint generation, connection pooling, multi-threading, and data marshalling/un-marshalling.

Fiorano Microservice Toolkit/Deployment Pack Benefits

  • Free integrated deployment environment for Microservices and flows
    • Includes eStudio – eclipse-based graphical tool to visually define interactions and communications between various microservices in a flow.
    • Define applications ('flows') as a composition of multiple microservice instances
    • Modify/change microservice source-code or configurations
  • Free Web-based dashboard to monitor/manage microservices deployed across the Fiorano ESB Community Edition/Container network
  • Multiple commonly-used services included for free: JSON CBR, Aggregator, Splitter, Join, Timer, Sleep, Duplicate Content Check, Sequencer

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