Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Benefits - Building a business case

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) benefits to IT could include:
  • facilitates enterprise integration
  • provides and infrastructure backbone for Service Oriented Architecture(SOA) applications and services, for both event driven and composite applications
  • allows faster and cheaper integration of existing (legacy) systems
  • increased flexibility, making it easier to change as requirements change.
  • standards-based
  • scales from point solutions to enterprise-wide (distributed) deployment
  • configuration based rather than code based integration
  • reduces cost of implementing new processes through reuse of existing application and data
  • reduced TCO (total cost of ownership)
  • reliable delivery of messages across disparate technologies and protocols
  • highly distributable, centrally managed service hosting
  • disseminates data through the enterprise
  • can be deployed incrementally

Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) benefits to the BUSINESS could include:
  • enables the business to adopt comprehensive, flexible and consistent approaches to business process development, across a potentially technologically diverse set of systems
  • reduces cost and risk of change 
  • greater reuse of IT assets
  • greater flexibility and adaptability
  • centrally managed, highly distributed and hence scalable architecture
  • unifies message oriented, event-driven and service-oriented approaches to integration
  • provides data routing, logging and enrichment without application rewriting
  • assured delivery of transactions across a diverse technology landscape