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Is CSF essentially an ESB? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is CSF essentially performing some of the same role as an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product such as those available from vendors such as Sonic or IBM?  If not, how is it different?
    Sunday, October 15, 2006 9:43 AM

Answers

  • CSF performs a set of governance functions needed to manage a system of services in addition to performing a "session" management function for integrating services to build composite services. You can think of the session management function as being akin to "a virtual instance of an ESB created for each aggregation or mashup."  This allows CSF to be much more flexible because each aggregation is "context" driven to the aggregation you are building and not generic across a "common" bus per-se.

     

    Monday, October 16, 2006 7:27 AM

All replies

  • CSF is a framework and ESB is part of the architecture that makes up the platform. You can obviously leave ESB aside if you don't want to use it in your architecture but considering if you want to integrate things in a SOA manner, ESB is good to have.
    Monday, October 16, 2006 6:03 AM
  • CSF performs a set of governance functions needed to manage a system of services in addition to performing a "session" management function for integrating services to build composite services. You can think of the session management function as being akin to "a virtual instance of an ESB created for each aggregation or mashup."  This allows CSF to be much more flexible because each aggregation is "context" driven to the aggregation you are building and not generic across a "common" bus per-se.

     

    Monday, October 16, 2006 7:27 AM
  • A follow-up question - can one assume that session mgmt is a combination of "ESB"+"run time goverance"+ orchestration?

     

    Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:21 AM