Talend recently released the new Talend ESB Standard Edition product that is based on many Apache projects (Apache CXF, Apache Camel, Apache Karaf). It allows users to build integrations and services using the reliable and wide spread Apache projects while extending these projects with several enterprise features:
- Service Locator - provides automatic and transparent failover and load balancing between service Consumers and Providers through a newly developed extension that allows for dynamic endpoint registration and lookup via Apache Zookeeper
- Service Activity Monitoring - facilitates the capture of analysis of service activity, including service response times, traffic patterns, auditing and more, by capturing events and storing information
- Security Token Service (STS) Framework - supports Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) to federate security credentials. This allows clients and services to securely and transparently authenticate during connections without the need for custom coding
The product is Apache Licensed so users get great flexibility to use and even enhance the code.
While this already gives a lot of value to our customers there is much more to come in the near future. The big news is the unified platform that will come with the enterprise edition of the ESB. In the future all Talend products will use a common Development, Monitoring and Runtime Platform.