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. ...

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