Sunday, May 30, 2010

HTTP Basic, Digest and Amazon S3 REST authentication

Secure your backend services using Basic Authentication or Digest Authentication over HTTP or HTTPS with a Proxy service deployed on the UltraESB. The credentials are verified using any Spring Security based authentication providers - including in-memory, Database, LDAP etc. The article presents the ready-to-run Sample #110 of the UltraESB that demonstrates many scenarios to secure, and to invoke secured services! The highlight of the article is a proxy service that could be used to authenticate into Amazon S3 using its REST API. A follow up article will soon demonstrate how a fixed-length COBOL file is polled from a directory or sftp, ftp/s, converted into XML and uploaded into a S3 location.. keep tuned!

HTTP Basic, Digest and Amazon S3 REST authentication

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Enterprise Service Bus UltraESB challenges open source and commercial equivalents on performance and ease of use

Singapore - May 17, 2010 - AdroitLogic Private Ltd. announced today the general availability of its high performance Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) UltraESB, available free of charge for perpetual and unlimited production use. AdroitLogic also launched a website dedicated to ESB performance testing -, that hosts a benchmark used by multiple ESB vendors since June 2007.

The UltraESB utilizes Zero-copy proxying of messages using Non-Blocking IO, to scale and support extremely high numbers of concurrent connections over HTTP/S. By moving away from a canonical message format, the UltraESB natively supports multiple types of payloads over transports such as HTTP/S, JMS, File, S/FTP, FTPS, MLLP/S, TCP/S and Email (POP,IMAP,SMTP). In addition, it can act as a B2B AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) connector to integrate backend systems securely with trading partners over the Internet, and as a Health Level 7 (HL7) systems integrator over multiple transports. By developing a custom WS-Security implementation, it offers much better performance when used as a WS-Security gateway than solutions based on the WSS4J/Rampart libraries. Fully supporting REST, SOAP, JSON, XML, Binary, Hessian, EDI, Text, HTML etc as payloads, the UltraESB ships with a load of ready-to-run samples, tools & documentation and bundles everything into a download of 30MB. The UltraESB can be deployed standalone or over a JEE application server, and supports both JTA XA and local transactions - including suspend and resume - even asynchronously.

The UltraESB is configured with an XML file that allows mediation code to be written as Java or [JSR 233] scripting language (e.g. Javascript, Groovy, Ruby..) snippets. Mediation can also be written as Java classes, or POJOs without depending on any specific interfaces. The UltraESB does not require the user to learn a new programming or configuration language; or compile-bundle-and-deploy artifacts for configuration changes. The configuration could be performed with an IDE of the users' choice that supports intelligent context aware auto completion, and allows step-through-debugging and unit testing to ensure quality. The UltraESB supports JMX management and reporting with any JMX console, and could even be used as a high performance load balancer in front of Tomcat instances etc to provide sticky loadbalancing and failover.

About AdroitLogic

AdroitLogic Private Ltd. is a privately owned, innovative technology company based in Singapore. AdroitLogic believes in working closely with real enterprise users of its software, and thus invites them to participate in defining its road map, schedule, features & releases. Becoming a parter with AdroitLogic, offers users access to its source code.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

ESB Performance site launched..

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.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Transactional ESB use cases made simple with the UltraESB

The UltraESB provides excellent support for JTA XA transactions as well as JMS/Database local transactions, and this example shows a JTA XA transaction and a local transaction being used in the same message flow, with a JTA suspend and resume - from a different thread! The article can be compared with similar examples from JBoss ESB and the WSO2 ESB, and the ease of use and the flexibility of the UltraESB clearly seen.

The complete  configuration required for this example, is less than a page of text, and does not contain hidden source code, classes, or bundles to build and deploy etc.. just edit the configuration and run!

Transactional ESB use cases made simple with the UltraESB