Introduction

The majority of the open source Java frameworks have focused on supporting database-backed web sites. Developers have leveraged these frameworks to create highly scalable and performant vertical applications using projects such as Spring and Hibernate. Recently, a number of frameworks have been developed with the purpose of solving the horizontal problem of integrating data and services between disparate applications across the enterprise. Spring Integration is one of these solutions.

Enterprise integration is an architectural approach for integrating disparate services and data in software. Enterprise integration seeks to simplify and automate business processes without requiring comprehensive changes to the existing applications ...

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