Where's the ESB?
- Posted: Mar 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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This talk, which I recorded this week here at Microsoft campus in Redmond, is a slightly shortened version of a talk I did a few weeks ago at a conference, and which is a follow up to a blog post I wrote in January titled "Utopia ESB".
You can find the slide deck on SkyDrive.
The motivation for doing this talk is fairly straightforward. We see the "ESB" term and the architectural notion behind the ESB showing up in many customer engagements and also in RFPs. And we see them showing up in contexts where the goal is scale and availability. The reality is that you can't have both a central control model that the ESB theory promises and yet run a scalable and robust federation of services. The goal of this talk is to highlight the paradox and to present an alternative that's proven in the architecture of large distributed systems.
This talk is obviously another controversial one, so I'm looking forward to comments here or on Twitter under @clemensv
[Sorry for the somewhat dim light and the ambient A/C noise in the background. That's a daylight conference room in Redmond under Northwest Spring skies and our humming building 24]