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Integration Dogfight in the Clouds. Getting started with Oracle SCA, SOA, BPEL, OSB, AIA. Awards & Industry Recognition. Integration migrates to the cloud. Integration vendor Cast Iron, which for years has offered its product packaged as a hardware appliance, this week unveiled a cloud-native integration service. The introduction of Cast Iron Cloud is the culmination of a transition begun earlier this year when Cast Iron began offering cloud hosting of its upgraded appliance product. Customers can now choose between an on-premise appliance, a dedicated cloud-hosted appliance or the multi-tenant cloud service. Organizations that still have a lot of their own server infrastructure will continue to opt for the on-premise appliance, VP of product marketing Chandar Pattabhiram told me in a briefing last week.

The cloud service has been created to serve what Cast Iron sees as a growing market of 'SaaS-centric' organizations — mostly smaller businesses — that use several different cloud services and have little or no servers in-house. "The aim is to take integration off the table for them," said Pattabhiram. Does My Bus Look Big in This? Middleware briefing. Exalogic Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is designed, optimized, and certified for running Oracle applications and technologies and is ideal for mission-critical middleware and applications from Oracle and third-party vendors.

Middleware briefing

Gt; On demand business integration and process management (BPM) By MuleSource: Products: MuleOnDemand Platform. Lessons Learned from our first SOA implementation - Part 2. Cape Clear and Appian Announce Partnership. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Business Process Management (BPM) pure-play leaders extend services with integrated process management solutions SAN MATEO, Calif. and VIENNA, Va.November 29 2007 Cape Clear Software, the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Platform leader, announces a new alliance with Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology.

Cape Clear and Appian Announce Partnership

The combination enables the design, development and deployment of end-to-end business processes spanning system-to-system integration and service orchestration with Cape Clears ESB platform, and advanced human-facing process management delivered by Appians comprehensive BPM suite, Appian Enterprise. Customers can now enjoy the benefits of an integrated BPM and ESB environment that facilitates rapid time to solution, process simplification and less complex integration to existing systems. Cape Clear and Appian have already engaged in multiple opportunities across a variety of industries in North America. Stuart Charlton's Blog: On Disposable Software. » ESBs: the analysts like them, but where’s their future?

How long will the ESB market last? The enterprise service bus market has been on a roll, as detailed in two new analyst reports that are detailed in SearchWebServices. I talk a lot in this blog about the intangibility of the SOA concept, that there's no such thing as "SOA in a Box. " Well, ESBs are the closest thing we have to a tangible SOA product. For now, ESBs are hot, hot, hot. But how much longer will they flourish as standalone products? However, ESBs are increasingly being regarded as pieces of the SOA puzzle -- not a solution in and of themselves. For now, however, ESBs are hot, hot, hot. What's the appeal with ESBs? Forrester breaks the ESB market into three segments: "pureplay" vendors with roots in enterprise application integration (EAI) and platform players; open source ESBs; and ESBs that are called something else, such as Microsoft's BizTalk.

Sonic is "still leading with their ESB product, but Progress Software [Sonic's corporate parent] has reorganized. Make Way for the Enterprise Service Bus. SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP April 15, 2014 01:49 PM Posted by Kurt Marko In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.

Make Way for the Enterprise Service Bus

See all blogs by Kurt Marko Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset? April 15, 2014 01:10 PM Posted by Jim O'Reilly With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Four ESBs That Won't Cramp Your Style. An enterprise service bus should require minimal tech expertise and coding, yet in our lab test of eight ESBs, four products has us tied up in knots.

Four ESBs That Won't Cramp Your Style

The leaders on our shortlist excelled at mediation, transformation and orchestration. Reader interest in enterprise service bus systems is on the upswing, so we set off on a collaborative journey with our sister publication, Network Computing, to gain hands-on insight.