These slides show and compare the three alternative integration frameworks Apache Camel (JBoss, Talend), Spring Integration (Pivotal) and Mule ESB, and discuss their pros and cons. Besides, a recommendation will be given when to use a more powerful Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) instead of one of these frameworks.
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.
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.
In February 2013, I was at ApacheCon NA 2013 in Portland, Oregon, USA. My session was named “Systems Integration in the NoSQL Era with Apache Camel”. I showed how to integrate several different NoSQL databases such as MongoDB (document), Neo4j (graph), HBase (column), AWS S3 (key-value), or Hazelcast (in-memory).
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 is increasing every year! I uploaded the slides at Slideshare.