Chapter 11. Implementing a process engine in the ESB


In this chapter:

  • Using a process engine for stateful flows
  • Ensuring a clear separation between an ESB and a process engine
  • Implementing a case study with jBPM and Mule
  • Implementing a case study with Apache ODE and ServiceMix


In the previous chapters, we’ve discussed different functionalities of open source ESBs including routing, transformation, connectivity, and transactions. These functionalities focus on integrating services and applications with message flows. Most of these message flows are stateless, which means that no state is preserved after the message has been routed through the open source ESB. The stateless characteristic of message flows is also an important aspect for ...

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