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Pro Spring Integration by Josh Long, Andy Chan, Mario Gray, Dr. Mark Lui

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CHAPTER 2

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Exploring the Alternatives

The world of integration has a storied history and can be overwhelming to the newcomer. There are at least half a dozen viable open source solutions, and at least a dozen (very) expensive, proprietary integration solutions. Although the open source solutions can meet most integration challenges, there are some technologies that don't lend themselves to the open source ecosystem because they are of a proprietary nature, or represent a relatively niche concern that the community hasn't suitably addressed. For this reason, and because open source options hold the largest mindshare today, no proprietary options ...

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