Enterprise Services Bus (ESB)

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About Enterprise Services Bus (ESB)

The Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) incorporates the features required to implement a service-oriented architecture. The ESB is the software entity that acts as an abstraction layer within an enterprise architecture and allows for easier integration between diverse services and applications. SearchSOA.com has the resources for enterprise architects and software developers working on SOA and Web services projects. Here you can find articles, tips and expert responses on implementing ESB in middleware architecture.