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August 2, 2012  7:07 PM

Banking on ESBs for agility, more value added services

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
ESB, middleware

The once staid and steady field of banking is looking for greater agility in rolling out new software and services. As a result, Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) are being deployed as part of efforts to streamline operations. By way of example there is Federal Bank of Bombay, India. The large...

May 21, 2012  9:02 PM

Middleware applications on display at FuseSource CamelOne

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
business process management, ESB, Web services

Middleware integration developers seldom get accolades. Neither do plumbers. After all, you don’t think about the plumbing until it breaks. The same goes for middleware technology.  Integration middleware doesn’t get respect, because it is buried so deeply below the surface of its end use...

April 25, 2012  7:51 PM

Progress plans to jettison middleware offerings, focus on OpenEdge

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
ESB, Progress Software, SOA governance

UPDATED - Long-time SOA player Progress Software disclosed plans today to divest important SOA and BPM holdings. In a prepared statement, the company said going forward it would focus on “core” OpenEdge product development and the new Application Platform-as-a-Service cloud computing market. It...

November 30, 2011  5:43 PM

BPM joins ESB and data integration for Talend

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
business process management, Data integration, ESB

Talend, which recently added ESB capabilities to its data integration platform, has added business process management (BPM) capabilities to Talend Unified Platform v5, announced this week at

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September 24, 2011  4:09 PM

Progress pack said to address limits on SOA

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
data architecture, ESB, SOA infrastructure

Long-time SOA mainstay Progress Software said it is addressing apparent SOA limitations with a pre-integrated enterprise integration package announced this week at the company's yearly user conference. The software is composed of the Progress Sonic enterprise service bus (ESB) and the Progress...

August 17, 2011  4:53 PM

Random notes – Services boundaries, SOA certification, ESBs

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
business capabilities, ESB, SOA

A lot of the news in Service-Oriented Architecture now surfaces via blogs and Twitter. Long years after its inception, SOA still seems to generate controversy, although most people would agree that the controversy should not be overblown. Today we take a random look at a few notes afloat in the...

May 9, 2011  6:26 PM

ESB IDE offers “round trip” editing

Posted by: Jack Vaughan
ESB, software modeling

By Alan Earls Traditionally, enterprise system bus (ESB) developers could laboriously hand code or they could adopt tools from vendors that could speed up the process but at a cost – the tools could themselves be complicated and they tended to obscure access to underlying code, limiting the...

April 4, 2011  7:31 PM

Gartner places IBM at head of middleware crowd

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

By Ryan Cloutier - Gartner has named IBM the market leader in the application infrastructure and middleware space. According to Gartner, IBM holds a 32.6 percent market share - nearly double that of its closest competitor. This is the tenth consecutive year that IBM has led in Gartner's market...

March 28, 2011  3:41 PM

Forrester analysts: SOA still strong

Posted by: James Denman
ESB, SOA, SOA appliances, SOA development, SOA infrastructure



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February 16, 2011  1:58 PM

Cloud Silos and the role of ESBs in the cloud

Posted by: Jack Vaughan

Businesses have worked over many years using SOA to ‘break down the silos’ that separate one application from another. Yet, many of the best early cases of cloud application integration provide the narrowest type of...

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