10 Myths about OpenESB

In a world of increasing Information Technology, its often difficult to decide which SOA integration solution to use for a business. And sometimes, websites provide information online with an outdated interpretation of products. We’re here to debunk anything you may have heard about OpenESB — the best choice open source product for middleware infrastructure.  

1. OpenESB is dead.

To put it short, OpenESB is not deadRead a white paper here.In fact, OpenESB open source project is categorized as High Activity on BLACKDUCK or Open Hub. With a large community forum, thousands of new registrations and a high volume of mailing list subscriptions, OpenESB is far off the ground and here to stay.


In a Nutshell, OpenESB…


…Has had 1,185 commits made by 29 contributors representing 6,977,200 lines of code.


 …Is mostly written in Java with an average number of source code comments.


…Has a young – but established – codebase maintained by a large development team.


 …Took an estimated 2,101 years of effort (COCOMO model) starting with its first commit in June, 2012 ending with its most recent commit 19 days ago.



2. OpenESB is “not well supported”

LogiCoy Inc. has been providing 24x7x365 support with exceptional 1-hour response for any production support and issues. With a large network of very high profile customers, LogiCoy has perfected the art of OpenESB, and shares that knowledge with any customer interested in OpenESB for a fraction of the cost of anywhere else.


3) OpenESB requires and only runs on GlassFish


Once upon a time, OpenESB versions 2.2 and 2.3 were the only versions in town. Those versions did in fact run on Glassfish only…. Today, however, we are in a different time, and OpenESB version 3.0 does not need GlassFish. OpenESB 3.0 can be installed with a bundled GlassFish 4.1, or can work with JBOSS EAP 6.4, Tomcat, or on its on (Standalone JDK).


4. OpenESB does not run with recent Java.


OpenESB 3.0 is actually fully certified with Java 8.

Product OpenESB 2.2 LogiCoy OpenESB 2.3.1 U3 LogiCoy OpenESB 3.0
Runs on Java Version JDK6 JDK 6,7 JDK 7,8
Bundled with GlassFish 2.1.1 GlassFish 2.1.2 GlassFish 4.1, JBOSS EAP 6.4 or tomcat or Standalone JDK
Bundled with Netbeans Version 6.x 7.x 8.x
JavaEE Compatibility 5 6 6,7
OS compatibility RedHat, CentOS Linux, Windows, Solaris RedHat, CentOS Linux, Windows, Solaris, MacOS, AIX RedHat, CentOS Linux, Windows, Solaris, MacOS, AIX


5) OpenESB is tightly aligned to the BPEL to perform Integration.

OpenESB Integration is not tightly aligned to BPEL. Integration can actually be made with any other Service Engine Component – including POJO, Workflow, XSLT, and any other Service Engine Component.

6) Need for Integration with Other Sun Projects.

OpenESB does not rely on other Sun Projects for its success. OpenESB 3.0 Standalone edition only needs a simple Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to run. Nothing else.

7) OpenESB development requires tight coupling with JBI.

Infrastructures for development or production have no link at all with JBI.


8) OpenESB is there to allow incremental migration to proprietary Oracle middleware.

OpenESB users don’t need any migration to proprietary Oracle middleware at all. If you want to stick to OpenESB, that is more than possible. Get everything you need using open-source OpenESB. With a large community of users and resources to get 24×7 assistance, OpenESB can always be the end game.

9) OpenESB does not have monitoring tools

OpenESB monitoring tools are available and very easy to use. LogiCoy OpenESB provides ESB component monitoring, end-to-end message tracking, BPEL monitoring, end-point monitoring and alert management among other products and solutions.

10) OpenESB is based on old standards that are not updated.

Sometimes, things made to perfection the first time just don’t need to be updated. OpenESB uses complete standards that work well—so well, in fact, that they have not needed serious renovation. OpenESB works by using mature standards used in the industry. These include XML, WSDL, JBI, WSIT, and many other standards used frequently by all relevant companies.


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