Friday, 25 August 2017

The 100% Open Source ESB

Open Source ESB Market

Today, open source solutions giving a significant competition to the proprietary software solutions. Same applies for the ESB software.

There are number of open source ESB solutions available in the market, but the WSO2 ESB is the only ESB solution to be claimed as a 100% Open Source ESB solution in this competitive market. It was licensed under Apache License versions 2.0 .

When we say 100% Open Source ESB, there can be several questions coming in to your mind. Below will answer your questions.

Is the entire source code available freely? How about the Enterprise edition of WSO2 ESB?

There is no such concept called Enterprise WSO2 ESB and Open Source WSO2 ESB as you have come across with other open source ESB solutions. In WSO2 ESB, we provide the entire source code available for the users without restricting the use of any available feature.



Managing the success with Open Source Model

When it comes to Open Source ESB, you may have some doubts whether you can get necessary resources that helps to continue with an open source product.

The importance of WSO2 ESB is that, we have identified this and provides a higher level of support to the people who are using WSO2 ESB through several channels.

  • Source Code - Source code is managed in the git repository.
  • Issue tracker -  Issues can be tracked 
  • Community Contribution - You can contribute to the product
  • Documentation - There is complete guide on the use of WSO2 ESB.
  • An AI bot - An AI bot to answer product related queries
  • Stackoverflow - Raise your questions
  • Mailing List - You can monitor the mail threads and participate on discussions about product developments


Sustaining the business operations while catering to the Open Source model

The business model of the company is based on helping customers to be successful with using WSO2 products by providing necessary consultancy services as well as on-going production subscription support.

It would be nice to try it out by your self.

For more information visit WSO2 website.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

When you should consider using WSO2 ESB !!!

Over the time business operations and processes growing in a rapid rate which requires the organizations to focus more on the integration of different applications and reuse the services as much as possible for maintainability.

The WSO2 ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) will seamlessly integrate applications, services, and processes across the platforms, if we simplify it, ESB is a collection of enterprise architecture design patterns that is catered through one single product.

Lets see when you need to consider using WSO2 ESB for your business;

1. You have few applications/services working independently and now you need to integrate those

2. When you want to deal with multiple message types and media types

3. When you want to connect and consume services using multiple communication protocols (ex: jms, websockets , FIX)

4. When you want to implement Enterprise Integration scenarios such as route messages to suitable back-end or aggregate the responses coming form the back-end

5. When you want to expose your applications as a service or API to other applications

6. When you want to augment application security in to your applications

Likewise there are many more scenarios where WSO2 ESB is capable of catering to your integration requirements.

To get more information about WSO2 ESB please refer -  http://wso2.com/library/articles/2017/07/what-is-wso2-esb/