Enterprise service bus (ESB) is one of those hot industry trends that is promoted as a cure all for integration ills. Brenda Michelson, of the Patricia Seybold Group, just published a free article, "Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Framework: Criteria for Selecting an Enterprise Service Bus as an Integration Backbone," that sheds ample light on the topic. It will clear up most of the confusion about ESBs, backbones, event-driven, SOA and other assorted concepts related to integration that IT executives often hear about, but sometimes don't get the whole picture. Thanks to Jon Udell for the pointer.
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