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Apache Kafka vs. Middleware (MQ, ETL, ESB) – Slides + Video

This post shares a slide deck and video recording of the differences between an event-driven streaming platform like Apache Kafka and middleware like Message Queues (MQ), Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
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Why TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6 Is a Leading Integration and Service Delivery Platform

TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6 is a modern integration and service delivery platform ready for modern concepts such Mobile, Cloud, Internet of Things or Microservices. This article is no introduction to integration and service delivery platforms in general, but focuses on differentiators of BusinessWorks 6 compared to other integration solutions available on the market.
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Microservices = Death of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)? – Slide Deck and Video Recording

In 2015, the middleware world focuses on two buzzwords: Docker and Microservices. Software vendors still sell products such as an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) or Complex Event Processing (CEP) engines. How is this related? This session discusses the requirements, best practices and challenges for creating a good Microservices architecture, and if this spells the end of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
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Microservices and DevOps with TIBCO Products

Everybody is talking about Microservices these days. This article explains how you can create, deploy and monitor Microservices with TIBCO products: ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks, Silver Fabric, TEA, API Exchange. TIBCO uses concepts and technologies such as DevOps, Continuous Delivery, REST, SOAP, Micro Service. TIBCO also supports tools such as Chef, Puppet, Docker, Amazon Cloud, VMWare, OpenStack, etc.
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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)

A question every customer asks me: How can you manage and monitor integration routes implemented with Apache Camel and / or Talend 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.
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10 interesting Statements of Adam Bien about the Java Enterprise Edition 6 (JEE 6)

Yesterday, I visited the one-day conference “DOAG SIG Java”, because I presented about applicability and limits of Java Server Faces 2.0 (JSF 2.0). The main subject was the Java Enterprise Edition 6 (JEE 6). The final track included a live demo of Adam Bien, a well-known JEE expert, author and speaker (also involved in the JEE specs). A very nice “live show” of the JEE 6 features! The participants (including me) asked a lot of questions crititcally, Adam Bien always had very good answers and explanations because of his excessive experiences with Java technologies for several years.
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