TIBCO BusinessWorks and StreamBase for Big Data Integration and Streaming Analytics with Apache Hadoop and Impala

Posted in Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Hadoop, In Memory, NoSQL on April 14th, 2015 by Kai Wähner

Apache Hadoop is getting more and more relevant. Not just for Big Data processing (e.g. MapReduce), but also for Fast Data processing (e.g. Stream Processing). Recently, I published two blog posts on the TIBCO blog to show how you can leverage TIBCO BusinessWorks 6 and TIBCO StreamBase to realize Big Data and Fast Data Hadoop use cases.

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Micro Services Architecture = Death of Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)?

Posted in API Management, Cloud, EAI, ESB, In Memory, Java / JEE on January 8th, 2015 by Kai Wähner

These days, it seems like everybody is talking about microservices. You can read a lot about it in hundreds of articles and blog posts, but my recommended starting point would be this article by Martin Fowler, which initiated the huge discussion about this new architectural concept. This article is about the challenges, requirements and best practices for creating a good microservices architecture, and what role an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) plays in this game.

Branding and Marketing: EAI vs. SOA vs. ESB vs. Microservices

Let’s begin with a little bit of history about Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise Service Bus to find out why microservices have become so trendy.

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Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS) – The Next-Generation BPM for a Big Data World

Posted in Analytics, Big Data, BPM, Business Intelligence, EAI, ESB, Hadoop, Social Network on August 27th, 2014 by Kai Wähner

In August 2014, I had an interesting talk at ECSA 2014 in Vienna about iBPMS called The Next-Generation BPM for a Big Data World: Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS). iBPMS is a term introduced by Gartner some time ago: Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites.

I want to share the slides with you. As always, I appreciate every comment or feedback…

Abstract: iBPMS / iBPM

Here is the abstract of my session about iBPMS:

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TIBCO BusinessWorks (ESB) for Integration of Salesforce (CRM), SAP (ERP) and Tibbr (Social Enterprise Network)

Posted in EAI, ESB, SOA on August 18th, 2014 by Kai Wähner

This short video shows how you can integrate different technologies and enterprise software easily with TIBCO Businessworks (ESB).

Demo Content

The demo shows live development and integration of Salesforce (CRM), SAP (ERP) and Tibbr (TIBCO’s Social Enterprise Network).
Any other technology or application can be integrated in the same easy way with the same concepts. Visual development, mapping, testing and debugging is shown. No coding is required.

Video: Integration of Salesforce, SAP and Tibbr with TIBCO BusinessWorks

Watch yourself:

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Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) Revisited in 2014

Posted in EAI, ESB, SOA on July 17th, 2014 by Kai Wähner

Today, I had a talk about “Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) Revisited in 2014” at Java Forum Stuttgart 2014, a great conference for developers and architects with 1600 attendees.

Enterprise Integration Patterns

Data exchanges between companies increase a lot. Hence, the number of applications which must be integrated increases, too. The emergence of service-oriented architectures and cloud computing boost this even more. The realization of these integration scenarios is a complex and time-consuming task because different applications and services do not use the same concepts, interfaces, data formats and technologies.

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Slides online: “Enterprise Integration Patterns Revisited” – Talk at OBJEKTspektrum Information Days 2013

Posted in EAI, ESB on November 19th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

I had a brand new talk at OBJEKTspektrum Information Days 2013 in Frankfurt and Munich this week: Enterprise Integration Patterns Revisited. I wanna share my slides with you.


Applications have to be integrated – no matter which programming languages, databases or infrastructures are used. However, the realization of integration scenarios is a complex and time-consuming task. Over 10 years ago, Enteprise Integration Patterns (EIP) became the world wide defacto standard for splitting huge, complex integration scenarios into smaller recurring problems. These patterns appear in almost every integration project.
This session revisits EIPs and gives shows status quo. After giving a short introduction with several examples, the audience will learn which EIPs still have a „right to exist“, and which new EIPs emerged in the meantime. The end of the session shows different frameworks and tools which already implement EIPs and therefore help the architect to reduce efforts a lot.


Enterprise Integration Patterns Revisited (EIP, Apache Camel, Talend ESB) from Kai Waehner
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JBoss OneDayTalk 2013: “NoSQL Integration with Apache Camel – MongoDB, CouchDB, Neo4j, Cassandra, HBase, Hazelcast, Riak, etc.”

Posted in EAI, ESB, Java / JEE on October 24th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

JBoss OneDayTalk is a great annual event around open source development. I have done a talk about “NoSQL Integration with Apache Camel”. This blog post shows you the updated slide deck of this talk.


SQL cannot solve several problems emerging with big data. A distributed, fault-tolerant architecture is necessary. NoSQL comes to the rescue, but therefore it does not use SQL as its query language or give full ACID guarantees. Thus, in the future you will have to learn new concepts and integrate these NoSQL databases as you integrate SQL databasestoday. The open source integration framework Apache Camel is already prepared for this challenging task.

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Yet another new Camel book: “Apache Camel Messaging Systems” (Danger of Confusion) – PACKT PUBLISHING

Posted in EAI on October 8th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

“Apache Camel Messaging System” is a new book (see http://www.packtpub.com/apache-camel-messaging-system/book) published on September, 25th, 2013 by PACKT PUBLISHING (ISBN: 9781782165347). Author is Evgeniy Sharapov. As it’s subtitle says, the book describes how to “tackle integration problems and learn practical ways to make data flow between your application and other systems using Apache Camel”.

Apache Camel is the best integration framework “on the market”. It has very good domain specific languages, many connectors, different companies behind it, and an awesome worldwide open source community. So, seeing a new book about Apache Camel is always good news!

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How to choose the right Open Source Integration Framework – Apache Camel (JBoss, Talend), Spring Integration (Pivotal) or Mule ESB? – JavaOne 2013

Posted in EAI, ESB on September 25th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

Slides from my talk “How to choose the right Integration Framework” at JavaOne 2013, San Francisco, are online.


Data exchanges between companies increase a lot. The number of applications which must be integrated increases, too. The interfaces use different technologies, protocols and data formats. Nevertheless, the integration of these applications shall be modeled in a standardized way, realized efficiently and supported by automatic tests.

Three integration frameworks are available in the JVM environment, which fulfil these requirements: Apache Camel, Spring Integration and Mule. They implement the well-known Enteprise Integration Patterns (EIP) and therefore offers a standardized, domain-specific language to integrate applications.

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Slides online: “Big Data beyond Apache Hadoop – How to Integrate ALL your Data” – JavaOne 2013

Posted in EAI on September 25th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

Slides from my session “Big Data beyond Apache Hadoop – How to Integrate ALL your Data” at JavaOne 2013 in San Francisco are online.


Big data represents a significant paradigm shift in enterprise technology. Big data radically changes the nature of the data management profession as it introduces new concerns about the volume, velocity and variety of corporate data.

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