Fiorano ESB – Key Features

Fiorano ESB is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) built on a MicroServices architecture that enables enterprises to integrate applications and processes in real-time with a federated bimodal approach to integration. This unique architectural design attributes a host of features to Fiorano ESB:

Message-Driven Microservice Model

Defines a coarse-grained, message-driven model for Enterprise microservices enabling each microservice to execute as an independent entity that is not tied into the context of execution until runtime, simplifying the componentization of existing Web Services, Database applications, Legacy, J2EE and .NET software assets, enhancing their reuse within event-driven business processes and automatically maximizing the parallelism concurrency within each business integration process.

Distributed, Dynamic Deployment and Management

Enables microservice deployment across the ESB infrastructure from any centralized location, allowing each individual microservice to be independently configured, managed, updated and redeployed without disrupting other services or processes.

Event-Process Orchestration

By enabling message-flows between distributed microservices to be set up dynamically by the underlying middleware, allows the logical process design to be mapped directly to physical services distributed across the ESB, empowering non-technical "citizen integrators" to compose, deploy and modify simple business processes.

Lifecycle Management and Versioning

Configuration management of labeled microservices and event-processes allowing controlled deployment across network end-points together with automatic transitions, with customizable service and process profiles, across the software lifecycle (development, QA, staging, production).

Support for multiple protocols and transports

Allows users to choose the transport used for event-flows between distributed microservices at runtime, providing the flexibility to use multiple transports and protocols across any distributed event-process.

Unbounded Performance and Scalability

Peer-to-peer messaging obviates the need for events to traverse a central hub, enabling concurrent message-flows between distributed microservices and exploiting all available parallelism within distributed integration processes; effectively reuses hardware resources at network end-points, further reducing costs of operation.

Service-Level Failover and 24x7x Forever Availability

Enables failover instances of microservices to be dynamically deployed on remote ESB nodes based on multiple triggers, creating self-healing application networks and ensuring continuous availability under all operating environments.

Guaranteed message delivery

Ensures all messages within integration processes are reliably delivered to their destinations over a standards-based JMS API, with support for multiple additional protocols, without the need for applications to manage data retransmissions.

REST and Web Services Support

Implements REST, WSDL, SOAP and UDDI standards, enabling easy and reliable and secure integration of Web-services into message-driven integration processes.

Comprehensive Security

Provides a flexible framework for authentication, authorization and encryption, with support for J2EE, LDAP and other security standards, adapting to a wide range of federated enterprise security policies.

Distributed Intelligent Routing

Enables dynamic changes to be seamlessly incorporated into running business processes by automatically routing events between distributed microservices on the ESB, with external control over route-changes; obviates single points of failure due to inherently parallel operation over distributed ESB infrastructure.

Monitoring, Logging and Auditing

Supports asynchronous notifications of critical errors in event processes, with dynamic tracing, logging, auditing and monitoring of messages, documents and services. Dynamic event-interception enables debugging of live event-flows across the ESB network, further reducing development/deployment time.

Multi-Language Support

Provides APIs for microservice-development in multiple languages including Java, C, C++, COM, C# (.NET), Visual Basic and various scripting languages, creating a true multi-language, multi-platform enterprise backbone.

XML Transformations

Supports sophisticated XSLT transformations, including EDI-XML, Database-XML and others, with pluggable external transformation engines; Enables semantic verification of event-process via XSD/DTD port matching.

Adapters and Pre-built Microservices

Ships with a rich set of pre-built enterprise microservices that allow over 70% of integrations to be implemented "out of the box", with no additional programming; Key Services include adapters to all popular relational databases, files, Messaging Middleware (MQSeries, JMS, MSMQ, others) , WebServices, EJB, FTP, HTTP(S), SMTP, POP3 and more.