March of the ESBs

It's no use fighting ESBs; they're an unstoppable wave now. First IBM announced it was offering not one, but two (count 'em, two) enterprise service buses, and now word is out that JBoss also is getting into the ESB act.

It's no use fighting ESBs; they're an unstoppable wave now. First IBM announced it was offering not one, but two (count 'em, two) enterprise service buses, and now word is out that JBoss also is getting into the ESB act

InfoWorld's Paul Krill reports that the open-source app server company "plans to offer an open-source ESB in 2006." Along with IBM and JBoss, a lot of infrastucture vendors have been getting on the bus lately, including BEA. And, the open-source world has another ESB-like architecture in the offing -- the Apache Synapse Web services intermediary.

JBoss will reveal JBoss Enterprise Service Bus and JBoss Messaging at the JBoss World, Barcelona conference in Spain this week. The planned JBoss Messaging product will serve as its messaging backbone, built on the Java Message Service (JMS) specification.