Microservices = Death of the ESB? (2016, Meetup Dublin)

Posted in API Management, Big Data, Cloud, Docker, EAI, ESB, IT Conferences, Microservices, SOA on January 29th, 2016 by Kai Wähner

I was invited to speak at Microservices Meetup Dublin this week. I updated my slide deck “Microservices – Death of the ESB?” … The meetup was fully booked with a waiting list; around 120 attendees came to Gild‘s office. (see attached link).

If you have not seen the slide deck last year, you should definitely take a look at this updated version with more recent information. I also incorporated valuable information from discussions with attendees in 2015’s sessions about this topic.

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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.

Content

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.

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Book Review: “Apache Camel Message Routing”

Posted in EAI on October 4th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

“Apache Camel Message Routing” is a new book (see http://www.packtpub.com/apache-camel-message-routing/book) published on August, 26th, 2013 by PACKT PUBLISHING (ISBN: 978-1783283477). Author is Bilgin Ibryam. As it’s subtitle says, the book describes how to “route, transform, split, multicast messages, and do much more with [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.

Abstract

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: “NoSQL takes over! Alternatives for Integration of NoSQL databases” – NoSQL Roadshow Zurich

Posted in Persistence on September 19th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

Slides from my talk at NoSQL Roadshow 2013 in Zurich are online. NoSQL Roadshow is a great event series by Trifork, which offers a lot of NoSQL sessions and events all over the world.

Presentation: “NoSQL takes over! Alternatives for Integration of NoSQL databases”

SQL cannot solve several problems emerging with big data. 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 integrate these NoSQL databases as you integrate SQL databases today.

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Slides online: How to create intelligent Business Processes thanks to Big Data (BPM, Apache Hadoop, Talend, Open Source)

Posted in BPM on June 13th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

I had a talk at EAM / BPM conference in London about “How to create intelligent Business Processes thanks to Big Data“. I just want to share the slides with you.

Content

BPM is established, tools are stable, many companies use it successfully. However, today’s business processes are based on data from relational databases or web services. Humans make decisions due to this information. Companies also use business intelligence and other tools to analyze their data.  Though, business processes are executed without access to this important information because technical challenges occur when trying to integrate big masses of data from many different sources into the BPM engine. Additionally, bad data quality due to duplication, incompleteness and inconsistency prevents humans from making good decisions. That is status quo. Companies miss a huge opportunity here!

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Big Data beyond Hadoop – How to integrate ALL data with Apache Camel and Talend => Video from NoSQL matters 2013 online

Posted in EAI, Persistence on June 4th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

Just a short reference to a video of my talk “Big Data beyond Hadoop – How to integrate ALL data” at NoSQL matters 2013 in Cologne, Germany. I already posted the slides in a former blog post here.

I hate watching myself, and I know that I am speaking too fast in this talk, but maybe you still want to take a look:

 

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Spoilt for Choice: How to Choose the Right Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)?

Posted in BPM, EAI, ESB, SOA on January 23rd, 2013 by Kai Wähner

I had a very interesting talk at OOP 2013 in Germany. OOP is a great conference for software architects and decision makers. The topic of my talk was “Spoilt for Choice: How to Choose the Right Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)”. Hereby, I want to share the slides with you…

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Progress Report from CamelOne 2012 in Boston (Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, CXF)

Posted in IT Conferences, Uncategorized on May 17th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

This week, I was at CamelOne 2012 in Boston, organized by FuseSource.  The sessions addressed several open source integration projects from Apache. Here is a short summary of the event…

Content

Sessions covered several open source projects such as Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache ServiceMix, and Apache CXF. Attendees learned directly from their peers and other industry experts how open source can deliver measurable technical and business benefits to their organizations.

Besides Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix and CXF, several other interesting topics were covered, for example:

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