The Enterprise Service Bus [ESB] Performance site is now live, and hosts information about the ESB Performance Test Framework and the ESB Performance Test Suite available free of charge to benchmark the performance of different ESBs.
Along with this launch, AdroitLogic also released the Amazon EC2 AMI "ami-8bb158e2", which includes the UltraESB distribution that includes the ESB Performance Test Suite ready-to-run on the cloud.
By running the benchmark locally, or on an EC2 node, one can easily compare ESBs from many vendors. Since the ESB Performance Test Framework is configured to run on the local interfaces, network isolation will not affect the results, and one can be certain that each ESB benchmarked was tested under identical conditions on the exact same hardware - for a true apples-to-apples comparison.
AdroitLogic will be happy to provide support free of charge on using the test framework and suite, and would welcome suggestions for improvement.