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‘The ESB is dead, long live the ESB’

It is the natural order of things that business and process functions don’t die, but instead mutate into something new, better or at least more comprehensive.

Managing and monitoring business applications is a good example, for middleware grew into Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), which grew into the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Now, according to Gartner, ESB is set to meet its end, to be followed by……well, perhaps it is a case of `the ESB is dead, long live the ESB’.