RedMonk (www.redmonk.com), a market research and advisory firm, today
released an independently-written research note titled "Open Source ESBs for
Application Integration (SOA Optional)." The six page analysis outlines the
pros and cons of open source versus proprietary approaches, while
emphasizing the range of integration options available to end users today.
"ESB’s don’t have to be about SOA," said Anne Zelenka, RedMonk analyst, and
author of the research note. "But if you are interested in moving towards a
service-based architecture while integrating disparate applications, you may
want to experiment with one as a way of moving incrementally in that
direction. Open Source offerings provide an ideal way to do that because
they have no license fees, allow you to modify and extend the code as you
see fit, and may be supported by thriving developer and user communities
focused on practical use."
Reprint rights for the six page research report were purchased by open
source infrastructure and integration software vendor, MuleSource. To
receive a free download of the report, register at: http://www.getmule.com/