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Since Philip Howard did his review of E2E in October 2006 (E2E: even better than sliced bread?), a new version of the E2E Bridge has been announced.
Just a little reminder of who and what E2E is first before we look at what is new. E2E was founded in 1996 by two ex-IT directors of the Swiss Bank Corporation. The E2E Bridge is the first Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) based on a UML Virtual Machine. In other words, you do the analysis and design for your integration and that’s all—there is no coding stage! The term for this is MDI—Model Driven Integration.
“In parallel with our rapid company growth, the E2E Bridge is evolving into the platform of choice for managing rapid change on a large scale. It enables companies such as UBS, DKSH, Deutsche Post IT Services, Antalis, Intrum Justitia and many others to reach a level of agility which permits them to tap into new markets at a much lower cost and in a much shorter time,” said Serge Gansner, CEO and Co-founder, E2E. “The new E2E Bridge 4.0 is definitely bridging the gap between the business and IT”.
E2E Bridge version 4 will be officially unveiled in 3Q 2007, and will offer E2E’s global customers:
- High performance SOA/EDA execution container
- Seamless blend of SOA and EDA integration styles
- Orchestration, composition, logic & messaging
- Out-of-the-box extreme throughput & scalability
- Advanced, non intrusive persistency & security
- End-to-end model based quality assurance
- Dramatic simplification of SOA/EDA initiatives
- Extremely small footprint, flexible configuration management
The new features include:
- Support for full blending of SOA/EDA patterns
- CEP with high performance State Engine
- In-Memory Model Execution (IMX) technology
- Fast processing of large message sizes
- Dynamic Executable Model Objects (XMOs)
- Domain based scalability and high reliability
- Based on UML 2.X and XMI 2.1
All this looks very promising. I look forward to looking at this new version and talking to early users about their experiences.