Enterprise Service Bus
Every SOA Deserves an Enterprise Service Bus
A service oriented architecture (SOA) will change the way you integrate and manage information assets. With a SOA infrastructure, old systems and applications are no longer lost investments - they can be reconfigured as modular services and made available throughout your enterprise.
Having an enterprise service bus (ESB) makes it easy to enjoy the key benefits of a SOA infrastructure, which are maximum flexibility and simplified management. As an added bonus, the enterprise service bus also also makes it easier to reduce the cost of IT investments by better enabling older or legacy systems to be reused.
Moreover, because the ESB primary function is to connect people, processes, and systems with the right information at the right time with greater performance and high availability, the ESB is therefore a fundamental building block for advanced Responsive Business Integration (RBI) architectures.
RBI enhances and complements application development with modular components that enable design for continuous change. And with an intelligent, policy-driven ESB infrastructure to underpin RBI agility, enterprise organizations stand a far better chance of realizing the many benefits of a successful SOA.
Are you ready to join the legions of enterprises already using an enterprise service bus to better connect, mediate and control the services available on an SOA?
Maximize the Value of Your Service-Oriented Architecture
As the industry's first provider of the enterprise service bus, Progress delivers products that will make it easy for your organization to maximize the value of service oriented architecture. Progress® Sonic ESB® can help simplify the integration and flexible re-use of business applications within your service oriented architecture (SOA).
Eliminate the rigidity and fragility of point-to-point integration with an enterprise service bus (ESB) that can evolve, scale and extend throughout your organization:
Providing flexible integration of distributed services and applications within an SOA, the Sonic ESB distributed architecture combines independently scalable integration services, intelligent routing, and an enterprise messaging backbone. Customers use Sonic ESB to reduce process cycle time, gather and disseminate information, and reliably respond to business conditions as they occur.
Sonic ESB enables the creation of federated services by allowing architects to more easily manage the SOA from any point. Hard-wired dependencies are eliminated through configurable service interaction, so it's easier to deploy projects initially and – without need for disruptive re-programming – allow them to scale and evolve, extending their value throughout the organization.
Sonic ESB allows all resources to be readily connected and made broadly available across the enterprise – Web services, J2EE applications, legacy message brokers, and more. By making these federated services available for dynamically-configured interaction with other services, Sonic ESB allows the organization to bring IT resources into better alignment with organizational requirements.
Want to learn more about ESBs?
Check out Chapter 4, Enterprise Service Buses, of the book SOA: Getting It Right. This chapter discusses the ESB, a messaging-based communications backbone for SOA. Hub Vandervoort, CTO, Progress Software, offers insight he has gained from working with hundreds of end-users, and summarizes the styles and applications of ESB technology.