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Mule ESB Cookbook by Uchit Vyas, Azaz Desai, Abdul Samad, Dr. Zakir Laliwala

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Understanding Mule concepts and terminologies

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is an application that gives access to other applications and services. Its main task is to be the messaging and integration backbone of an enterprise.

An ESB is a distributed middleware system to integrate different applications. All these applications communicate through the ESB. It consists of a set of service containers that integrate various types of applications. The containers are interconnected with a reliable messaging bus.

Getting ready

An ESB is used for integration using a service-oriented approach. Its main features are as follows:

  • Polling JMS
  • Message transformation and routing services
  • Tomcat hot deployment
  • Web service security

We often use the abbreviation, VETRO ...

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