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The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Bus, Q2 2011

Software AG, Tibco Software, Oracle, And Progress Software Lead The Way

April 25, 2011

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  • By Ken Vollmer
  • with Mike Gilpin,
  • Sander Rose

Why Read This Report

In Forrester's 109-criteria evaluation of both commercial and open source enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, we found that Software AG, Tibco Software (Tibco), Oracle, and Progress Software are Leaders because of their broad functionality across the architecture, orchestration, mediation, connection, and change and control areas of this evaluation. Two open source ESBs from FuseSource and WSO2 also made the Leader category, as did two separate ESB products from IBM. In addition, two other open source products from MuleSoft and Red Hat scored as Strong Performers along with a third ESB product from IBM.

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  • Survey Respondents Reported High Interest Levels In ESB
  • Popular ESB Use Cases Include General Integration Needs And SOA Implementations

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  • Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Bus, Q2 '11

Table of Contents

  • ESBs Provide A Lot Of Integration Capability In A Small Package
  • Enterprise Service Bus Evaluation Overview
  • The Forrester ESB Evaluation
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material