Cloud-to-Cloud integration is part of a hybrid integration architecture. It enables to implement quick and agile integration scenarios without the burden of setting up complex VM- or container-based infrastructures. One key use case for cloud-to-cloud integration is innovation using a fail-fast methodology where you realize new ideas quickly. You typically think in days or weeks, not in months. If an idea fails, you throw it away and start another new idea. If the idea works well, you scale it out and bring it into production to a on premise, cloud or hybrid infrastructure. Finally, you make expose the idea and make it easily available to any interested service consumer in your enterprise, partners or public end users.
TIBCO BusinessWorks and StreamBase for Big Data Integration and Streaming Analytics with Apache Hadoop and ImpalaPosted 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.
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.
NoSQL Matters Conference 2014
NoSQL Matters is a great conference about different NoSQL topics. A lot of great NoSQL products and use cases are presented. In November 2014, I had a talk about “Real World Use Cases and Success Stories for In-Memory Data Grids” in Barcelona, Spain. I discussed several different use cases, which our TIBCO customers implemented using our In-Memory Data Grid “TIBCO ActiveSpaces“. I will present the same content at data2day, a German conference in Karlsruhe about big data topics.
Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS) – The Next-Generation BPM for a Big Data WorldPosted 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:
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).
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
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.
Slides online: “Enterprise Integration Patterns Revisited” – Talk at OBJEKTspektrum Information Days 2013Posted 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.
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.
Yet another new Camel book: “Apache Camel Messaging Systems” (Danger of Confusion) – PACKT PUBLISHINGPosted 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!