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From Daryl Richter <>
Subject Re: Parts of an EAI solution
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:18:50 GMT
On Nov 27, 2007, at 3:30 AM, Robert Thullner wrote:

> Hello
> I am writing my master thesis about EAI solutions and open sources
> frameworks for it. A part of the thesis shall be to categorize the  
> parts
> what make up an EAI solution. So what I try to find now, are  
> categories
> which are part of an EAI solution (see the categories I have until now
> below). What I will try to do then is to use open source products
> (frameworks) in the categories and find scenarios which will be  
> implemented.
> I will then try to make assumptions in which scenarios perhaps a  
> MOM is
> enough for a solution or under which cases I will need a lot more  
> products,
> where I need a combination of products, which combinations are  
> useful, which
> do not work together, etc.
> My categories (parts) right now are:
> - Message Oriented Middleware, like ActiveMQ, JBossMQ
> - ESB, like ServiceMix, Mule
> - Pattern implementations, like Camel
> - Rule engines, like Drools
> - BPEL engines

You will also always need at least one (and often many) "data  
transformation" engine.  This will usually be Saxon or it's like for  
XML manipulation and either homegrown or something like Cosmos  
DataJunction for other structured data.

> My question to you is, what do you think about my categories and which
> categories do you think are missing, what would you add to my list? My
> intention for this post is to end up in a discussion, so please  
> participate.
> Thanks
> Robert


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