Blogger: Anne Thomas Manes
Steve Jones has just posted a blog and a specification of what he calls a Business Service Bus (BSB), which he defines as "a simple mechanism for exchanging information between business domains". Steve is proposing that a BSB should be very simple -- doing only what is absolutely essential to enable information exchange--and explicitly disallowing more complex transformation capabilities typically associated with an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
To get a better sense of Steve's proposal, you should also read his previous post on the subject, in which he separates out ESB capabilities into two tiers:
- Business Service Bus (BSB)
- Domain Service Bus (DSB)
The DSB supports information exchange within a particular business domain, and typically supports more integration features than the BSB.