Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Service Bus

image Forrester did evaluate the ESBs that are out there on the market and found Sonic ESB being the leader of the pack…

Although ESBs are seen more and more as a commodity, it is still the heart of an SOA. Depending on the requirements in terms of reliability, failover and performance, it makes sense to spend some time and money here. Customers should avoid a vendor lock-in or missing standards-support, etc.

When it comes to SOA 2.0, an ESB has to allow collaboration in development, deployment and operation. The more standards are supported, the better, when business partners or customers are looking to (re-)use some of the services connected to the ESB.

OpenSource can be an alternative if budget is tight (e.g. FUSE).

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