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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Apache Camel and Talend ESB: Management and Monitoring of Integration Routes and SOAP / REST Web Services (JMX, OSGi, logstash, ElasticSearch, Kibana, hawtio)

Posted in ESB on July 15th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

A question every customer asks me: How can you manage and monitor integration routes implemented with Apache Camel (http://camel.apache.org/) and / or Talend ESB (http://en.talend.com/products/esb) (which is based on Apache Camel and also available as open source version). This blog post will show different alternatives to answer this question. The good news first: As Apache Camel and Talend ESB are based on open standards, you can use your own frameworks and tools if tooling of the product is not sufficient. So, I will not talk just about features of Apache Camel or Talend ESB, but also about additional options. Except for Talend Administration Center (user interface on top of Talend ESB’s service monitoring and clustering features), all tools are open source. Talend Administration Center is only available in Talend’s enterprise editions.

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Systems Integration in the NoSQL Era with Apache Camel and Talend (MongoDB, Neo4j, HBase, AWS S3, Hazelcast, CouchDB)

Posted in EAI, IT Conferences, Persistence on February 28th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

In February 2013, I was at ApacheCon NA 2013 in Portland, Oregon, USA. It was a small, but great conference. I met so many awesome Apache experts and learned a lot about several Apache projects.

Besides all of the Hadoop related projects, I was especially interested in Apache Syncope, an open source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, and Apache Streams, a new Incubator project that aims to develop a scalable server for the publication, aggregation, filtering and re-exposure of enterprise social activities.

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Showdown: Integration Framework (Spring Integration, Apache Camel) vs. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

Posted in EAI, ESB, Java / JEE, SOA on December 20th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

I had a talk at Java User Group Frankfurt (JUGF): “Showdown: Integration Framework (Spring Integration, Apache Camel) vs. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)”. The room was fully packed! Interest in integration frameworks, ESBs, and corresponding tooling increases every year… I uploaded the slides at Slideshare:

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Best regards,

Kai Wähner (Twitter: @KaiWaehner)

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