13. Integrating with SOA and ESBs
An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) can be used to integrate a large number of applications or services. This chapter briefly discusses various organizations and standards related to the Enterprise Service Bus. It then presents a practical example showing how the TIBCO General Interface application fits into a Service Oriented Architecture communicating with services on the ESB.
Overview of ESB
A Message Bus is an enterprise integration pattern that defines a common data model and a mechanism for exchanging messages between disparate systems. In simple terms, it is a lot like the popular electronic mail system except that the Message Bus is used by software programs and services in an enterprise. ...