ESB 2 Min Explainer

Fiorano ESB

Technical Features and Benefits

Distributed Services Architecture
Enterprise-Class, Peer-to-Peer Communications Backbone
ESB Generic Services, Tools and Adapters

Distributed Services Architecture.

Event-Driven Service Model

Defines a coarse-grained, event-driven model for Enterprise Services enabling each service to execute as an independent entity that is not tied into the context of execution until runtime, simplifying the componentization of existing Web Services, Database applications, Legacy, J2EE and .NET software assets, enhancing their reuse within event-driven business processes and automatically maximizing the parallelism within each business process.

Distributed, Dynamic Deployment and Management

Enables service deployment across the ESB infrastructure from any centralized location, allowing each individual service to be independently configured, managed, updated and redeployed without disrupting other services or processes.

Event-Process Orchestration

By enabling event-flows between distributed services to be set up dynamically by the underlying middleware, allows the logical process design to be mapped directly to physical services distributed across the ESB, empowering non-technical business-users to compose, deploy and modify event-driven business processes.

Lifecycle Management and Versioning

Configuration management of labeled services and event-processes allowing controlled deployment across network end-points together with automatic transitions, with customizable service and process profiles, across the software lifecycle (development, QA, staging, production).

Support for multiple protocols and transports

Allows users to choose the transport used for event-flows between distributed services at runtime, providing the flexibility to use multiple transports and protocols across any distributed event-process.

Enterprise-Class, Peer-to-Peer Communications Backbone

Unbounded Performance and Scalability

Peer-to-peer messaging obviates the need for events to traverse a central hub, enabling concurrent event-flows between distributed services and exploiting all available parallelism within distributed processes; effectively reuses hardware resources at network end-points, further reducing costs of operation.

Service-Level Failover and 24x7x Forever Availability

Enables failover instances of services to be dynamically deployed on remote ESB nodes based on multiple triggers, creatign self-healing application networks and ensuring continuous availability under all operating environments.

Guaranteed message delivery

Ensures all messages within service-oriented processes are reliably delivered to their destinations over a standards-based JMS API, with available support for multiple additional protocols, without the need for applications to manage data retransmissions.

Web Services Support

Implements WSDL, SOAP and UDDI standards, enabling easy and reliable and secure integration of Web-services into event-driven business processes.

Comprehensive Security

Provides a flexible framework for authentication, authorization and encryption, with support for J2EE, LDAP and other security standards, adapting to a wide range of federated enterprise security policies.

ESB Generic Services, Tools and Adapters

Distributed Intelligent Routing

Enables dynamic changes to be seamlessly incorporated into running business processes by automatically routing events between distributed services on the ESB, with external control over route-changes; obviates single points of failure due to inherently parallel operation over distributed ESB infrastructure.

Monitoring, Logging and Auditing

Supports asynchronous event-based notification of critical errors in event processes, with dynamic tracing, logging, auditing and monitoring of messages, documents and services. Dynamic event-interception enables debugging of live event-flows across the ESB network, further reducing development/deployment time.

Multi-Language Support

Provides APIs for service-development in multiple languages including Java, C, C++, COM, C# (.NET), Visual Basic and various scripting languages, creating a true multi-language, multi-platform enterprise backbone.

XML Transformations

Supports sophisticated XSLT transformations, including EDI-XML, Database-XML and others, with pluggable external transformation engines; Enables semantic verification of event-process via XSD/DTD port matching.

Adapters and Pre-built Services

Ships with a rich set of pre-built enterprise services that allow over 70% of integrations to be implemented "out of the box", with no additional programming; Key Services include adapters to all popular relational databases, files, Messaging Middleware (MQSeries, JMS, MSMQ, others) , WebServices, EJB, FTP, HTTP(S), SMTP, POP3 and more.

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