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Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2010 Unleashed by Jon Flanders, Anush Kumar, Scott Colestock, Jan Eliasen, Charles Young, Brian Loesgen

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Chapter 12. ESB with BizTalk Server

In This Chapter

What Is an ESB?

Introducing the Enterprise Service Bus

What Are the Components of an ESB?

Introducing the ESB Toolkit

REST and BizTalk ESB

Organizational Considerations

For BizTalk developers and architects, this chapter explains what an enterprise service bus (ESB) is, why it matters, and how, at a high level, it is implemented using BizTalk Server as the core messaging infrastructure. This chapter also explains the key role that ESBs have as part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA).

What Is an ESB?

Although definitions can vary, for the purpose of this book we will settle on a definition that an enterprise service bus is a design pattern that builds on the principles of SOA ...

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