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Red Hat integrate FuseSource ESB and messaging technologies into JBoss stack

Chris Mayer
RH21

The open source giant reveal JBoss Fuse and JBoss A-MQ in a change to their middleware stack.

Since the acquisition of Fusesource last year, Red Hat
have been decidedly quiet on how the integration and messaging
technologies would fit into their plans. The covers came off today
however, with the assimilation of JBoss Fuse and JBoss A-MQ into
their middleware division.

Red Hat has rebranded Fusesource’s enterprise service bus
(ESB), Fuse and their Advance Messaging Queuing (AMQ) protocol and
integrated the duo into their stack.

JBoss Fuse is based on Apache Camel, the open source
integration framework which Fusesource offered training and
enterprise support for.
While JBoss already produce
their own ESB for larger application servers,
JBoss
Fuse will act as a lightweight alternative running on the
OSGI-based Apache Karaf container, according to Pierre
Fricke,
director of product line management for Red
Hat’s JBoss SOA platforms
.

However, JBoss A-MQ, formerly known as Fuse
Message Broker, will eventually replace Red Hat’s MRG messaging
protocol. Those usi
ng MRG need not worry however – Red
Hat will continue to support the protocol
,
before phasing it out in the next few years.

“JBoss A-MQ will become our main messaging platform going
forward,”

Fricke told the IDG News Service
. It’s a
logical choice to back the
standard
s-based
Apache ActiveMQ project, which already has a large community behind
it.

It was only a matter of time before the open source giant
revealed how they would use Fusesource’s technologies, and it’s
clear that they regard both highly in renewing their middleware
products.

Betas for both products will become available this week,
before a general release in April. Red Hat say they

will incorporate both into JBoss Developer
Studio, the Eclipse-based tooling project, as well as the JBoss
Operations Network, which focuses on admin management
software.

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