WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware provider, yesterday announced that it has been cited by Forrester Research as a leader in ‘The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Service Bus, Q2 2011’ report, published on 25 April.
The report’s findings were based on a 109-criteria evaluation of both commercial and open source ESB vendors. Significantly, WSO2 scored 4.47 out of a possible 5.00 points for “current offering,” which was based on Forrester’s evaluation of the 100% open source WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) 3.0.
According to the Forrester ESB Wave report, “The broad capabilities ESB products provide have made them a popular choice for meeting general integration needs and supporting efforts to implement a service-oriented architecture.” The report further notes that, “The increasing capability of both commercial and open source ESBs and their lower price points compared with comprehensive integration solutions (CISes) will continue to drive high interest in these products from organisations that are modernising their application development infrastructure.”
“We designed our WSO2 ESB with the idea that a lean, adaptive architecture could provide the high performance and flexibility that enterprises need, and today we have customer implementations where WSO2 ESBs are reliably running 800 million-plus messages per day,” said Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO and Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation Synapse Project.
“We are excited to be identified by Forrester as a leader in its latest ESB Wave report. It further validates our commitment to reinventing middleware around the next generation of open source standards to meet enterprises’ real-world demands.”
WSO2 ESB provides a lightweight mediation platform that is based on and enhances the open source Apache Synapse ESB and is designed for the demands of high-volume service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementations. It is part of the award-winning WSO2 Carbon, the industry’s first fully componentised middleware platform, providing the flexibility and agility to meet changing enterprise demands.
Like all Carbon middleware, WSO2 ESB features extensive cloud capabilities. The functionality of WSO2 ESB also is available as WSO2 ESB as a Service, which is part of the WSO2 Stratos platform as a service (PaaS). As a result, WSO2 ESB is the only enterprise service bus that allows services and applications to be migrated on premise, to a private cloud, or to the public cloud — smoothly, safely and free from cloud lock-in.
WSO2 ESB and WSO2 ESB as a Service are fully open source solutions released under the Apache License 2.0; they do not carry any licensing fees. WSO2 offers a range of service and support options for these solutions, including evaluation support, special QuickStart and CloudStart consulting programs, development support, and production support.