OpenPaaS’ Newsletter — May 2018

OpenPaaS and Entreprise service buses: on the road to full-on integration

Lukas
Lukas
May 29, 2018 · 8 min read
You can picture Entreprise Service Buses (ESB) as freeways connecting multiple cities from different countries (=applications written in many languages), allowing them to exchange individuals and merchandises (=information or services) using a standardized transport path or road (=bus). Photo taken in Shanghai by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash

Introduction

Application wilderness

The history of many IT infrastructure or information systems often looks like rock sedimentation, also known as stratum in Geology: through time, software layers are added on top of each other, without any kind of integration. Photo by Cosmic Timetraveler on Unsplash.
The letter A represents an individual using software B and C. As shown by this illustration, those two software are unable to talk to each other. The result is information siloization, and yes, it is bad for your health. Diagram by Theodoxxi CC BY-SA 4.0

Business-oriented computing

This is an illustration in UML showing how two components interact. In order for the checkout to happen, the customer’s card should be processed. The CardProcessing component provides this functionality to the Checkout component. Diagram in Public Domain.

Entreprise service buses to the rescue

From point-to-point communication to central communication. Copyright by LINAGORA 2016
Here is an illustration of what an ESB looks like. BPEL stands for Business Process Execution Language. Silver Spoon CC BY SA 3.0

Petals ESB meets OpenPaaS

Copyright by LINAGORA 2016

Conclusion

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