Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What is an EPB ?

EPB = Enterprise Payment Bus

The Enterprise Payment Bus is based on the concept of an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)

The term Enterprise Service Bus was coined by Gartner to define a new type of application integration middleware that is intended to act as a lightweight, ubiquitous integration backbone through which software services and application components flow (Source : Roy Schulte, Gartner)

The Payment Work flow as it exists at Financial Institutions is an excellent process to apply to the ESB concept. Different ESB's are currently commercially available (Sonic,Oracle, BEA,...) For this open source project, however I selected another open source technology : Mule. You can find more information about Mule at their project website


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