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Middleware Messaging Criteria
            Criteria                                                Criteria Description
    (content based) Routing                     Routing of messages based on the actual content of the message
   Workflow (message flow)         Definition of flow of messages through basic integration operations (message processing)
  Input / Output data validation                 Validate messages at different phases of message processing
    Asynchronous messaging                                   Support of Asynchronous messaging
    Message persistence type                                What persistency types are supported
  Synchronous communication                                Support of Synchronous communication
      Guaranteed Delivery                             If and how a message can be guaranteed delivered
                                     Subscription on a message type, so one inbound message can be send to more than one
       Publish-subscribe
                                                                           receiver
                                                             Selecting messages based on criteria;
     Filtering & Enrichment
                                   Adding data to the message depending on the content of the message, probably involving a
                                                      call to a service (or business rule) providing that data
         Transformation                                        Transformation of message data
     Large message support                                   Support of large message processing
Middleware Messaging Comparison

                                                                                                                   TIBCO
                    IBM                                                                         TIBCO
                                                                       SAP Netweaver                              Enterprise
                  Websphere         JBoss ESB           Mule ESB                              ActiveMatrix
                                                                      Process Integration                         Message
                    MQ                                                                        Service Bus
                                                                                                                   Service
                  Requires an
                     add-on
                  product such
                       as
                  WebSphere
                    Message         Can be done on
                    Broker,        payload by using        Route                                                     Based on
                  WebSphere      ContentBasedRoute       messages                                Context        message property
                   Enterprise    r action with Xpath     based on                              propagation       (like queue and
(content based)
                  Service Bus,   Rules Provider, on       payload           Support            based on full     topic name), no
   Routing        WebSphere      namespaces, Regex      content and                           message content   standard routing
                  DataPower.      rules provider, but    complex                                  routing       on message body
                  Several ESB       default usage is       rules                                                      content
                    vendors      using Jboss Rules .
                    support
                  WebSpehere
                   MQ as an
                  input/output
                    channel.
                  Requires an      Programmatically      By Flow     Defined as Integration   Mediation flow     No workflow.
                     add-on           possible by       definition,   Process in SAP PI,      can be defined    Standard routing
  Workflow
                  product such      defining/using        and by        executed by the        with several      design patterns
(message flow)         as         several actions and     Service      Business Process         tasks like       supported, like
                  WebSphere      the pipeline starting configuration        Engine               protocol       publish/subscribe
                    Message      from the incoming                                    transformation,   , content routing
                    Broker,          message.                                             message              etc.
                  WebSphere                                                           transformation,
                   Enterprise                                                         content routing
                  Service Bus,                                                              etc.
                  WebSphere
                  DataPower.
                  Several ESB
                    vendors
                    support
                  WebSpehere
                   MQ as an
                  input/output
                    channel.
                                                       Not sure if
                                                          XML
                                                     validation is
                                                     supported in
                                                      version 3.x.
                                                     because of a
                                                       statement
                                                         that the
Input / Output                                                                                          XA Compliant
                     None        XML Validation        'Filtering    XML Validation   XML Validation
data validation                                                                                          transactions
                                                          XML
                                                        Message
                                                        Splitter'
                                                     (where XML
                                                       validation
                                                        could be
                                                      done) is end
                                                          of life
                                                                                              Not aimed for
                                                                                               asynchronous
                                                                                              messaging, but
               Supported                                                  Supported. JMS                                 JMS
                                                                                             for the following
               along with                                                 communication                           implementation.
Asynchronous                     Supported. Also                                                 message-
                 mutiple                               Supported         channel is mainly                        A-Synchronous
 messaging                       JMS supported.                                                  exchange
               quality of                                              used for asynchronous                       communication
                                                                                              patterns : one-
                 service                                                  communication.                           fully supported
                                                                                               way (in only)
                                                                                                and request-
                                                                                                  response
                                                      Standard
                                                     options: In
                                                      Memory,
  Message                                           Disk (files).                                                  Configurable:
                               Database by default.
                                                    Database is         Database; messages                        File based store
 persistence    File based     Developer can plug
                                                    possible, but      can be archived in file
                                                                                                  Not relevant
                                                                                                                     (default),
    type                        in his or her own
                                                       only by                                                    Database store
                                                    customizing
                                                        code
                                                      yourself.

 Synchronous                                                                                        Supported
                                                                                                  (primary mode
communicatio    Supported           Supported          Supported             Supported
                                                                                                        of
                                                                                                                    Supported
      n                                                                                          communication)
                   Uses a      JMS, FTP and SQL         Only when      "Supported quality of                       Specific
                  reliable         are JBossESB         persistance    service in messaging .   Not sure yet.  persistent mode
                 (assured)       transports can be     type Disk is     EO (Exactly Once):    Might be on the for messages who
 Guaranteed
                  delivery     configured to either      used. It is     guaranteed exactly   protocol/messag need guaranteed
  Delivery      method to       reliably deliver the    possible to     once delivery;EOIO e level with WS-        delivery.
               replace FTP     message or ensure it    override the       (Exactly Once In       Reliability      Including
               transfers via   is not removed from        default      Order): guaranteed in                      externally
              GUI interface   the system. Current    internal         order delivery"                           managed XA-
                               messagestore does Mule queues                                                      compliant
                                  not support        by other                                                   transactions.
                               transactions, each    message
                              messages is handled     queue
                                   seperately.    products for
                                                      certain
                                                   connectors
                                                    like JMS.
                                                         Not
                                                    supported as
                                                        such
                                                   (another pure
                              Publishing possible
                                                     messaging
                                  by using the
                                                       product       Possible by using                         Based on JMS
  Publish-                    Notifier action. JMS                                          Not part of this
               Supported                             Mule MQ         Event Notification                        Message model
 subscribe                       notifying and                                                 product
                                                      provides            Service                               with Topics
                                subscription on
                                                     JMS based
                               topics supported.
                                                       publish-
                                                      subscribe
                                                   functionality
                                                          )
              Requires an      Filtering done by      Several                                                       Filtering
                 add-on       using MessageFilter     standard     "Filtering supported                          supported by
                                                                                                 Payload
              product such    action (comparable        Filter     as message selection                        message selecters
                                                                                                (content)
                   as          with content-based     building        on name and/or                            on Header and
Filtering &                                                                                   filtering not
              WebSphere          router action).       blocks      namespace. Payload                              Properties.
Enrichment                                                                                  supported, Data
                Message          Enrichment is      available: on (content) filtering not                      Payload (content)
                                                                                              enrichment
                Broker,       basically supported     payload,    supported..Enrichmen                            filtering not
                                                                                               supported"
              WebSphere       by the possibility to expression,      t not supported"                           supported.Data
               Enterprise       extend the basic      message                                                   enrichment not
                Service Bus,    Body interface of a   property etc.                                                  supported
                WebSphere       message type with     Splitting and
                DataPower.        an additional       Aggregating
                Several ESB       datastructure.         building
                  vendors                              blocks are
                  support                                  also
                WebSpehere                              available.
                 MQ as an                                Specific
                input/output                           enrichment
                  channel.                               could be
                                                         done by
                                                        creating a
                                                          custom
                                                         message
                                                       processor.
                 Requires an
                    add-on
                product such
                      as                                                                              Data              Data
                 WebSphere                                                                      transformation    transformation
                   Message                                              Mapping editor to        possible with     possible with
                                    Using the           Various
                   Broker,                                            define plain graphical         visual            visual
                                 SmooksAction         ways: XSLT,
                 WebSphere                                               mapping, XSLT          mapping.Using     mapping.Using
Transformatio                   action processor.       Xquery,
                DataExtender                                          mapping. Executed as     TIBCO Business TIBCO Business
      n                         And also possible       Smooks,
                , WebSphere                                           transformation step in     studio (IDE).     studio (IDE).
                                  by using XLS         Mule Data
                 DataPower.                                           an integration process      Executed as       Executed as
                                transformations.       Integrator
                Several ESB                                                   in PI.            transformation    transformation
                   vendors                                                                     step in mediation step in mediation
                   support                                                                            flow              flow.
                WebSpehere
                  MQ as an
                 input/output
                   channel.
                Websphere
               MQ requires
              that messages
                be no larger
              than 100 MB,
                    which
                 supports a
                  message-
                   oriented
                    design
              philosophy in                                        In-memory streaming
                    which                                            processing handles
                  messages                                             very large files.
                 represent a                                         Recommended size
                    single,                              No        limit is 20MB.(in case
Large message
                autonomous      No information yet   information    of above 20 MB, the No information y
   support    transaction. If                            yet        message can be set in
                  there is a                                          specific inbound
                requirement                                         queues and processed
                to process a                                          as average-sized
              set of batch of                                             messages)
                    related
                  messages
               (representing
                    related
              transactions),
                Websphere
              MQ provides
                  message
                grouping to
                tie multiple
  messages
 together as
one logical
transaction.

				
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