Advantech's not-so-secret toolbox: GlassFish, OpenESB, OpenSSO, Metro, etc...
By alexismp on Oct 15, 2008
Israel-based Advantech has agreed to share their success stories working with the GlassFish application, OpenESB and other Sun-sponsored open source technologies. Both stories discussed in the detailed questionnaire use GlassFish as a foundation for either OpenESB 2.0 or the large Java CAPS SOA product from Sun.
Business issues solved with those technologies range from a human workflow system to integration between legacy billing system and front-end CRM and customer portal. More technical uses of the GlassFish/OpenESB duo by Advantech include a throttling proxy. The deployment operating systems and back-end databases constitue a pretty good representation of the "usual suspects".
Beyond the list of just about all the GlassFish features used (yet another OpenMQ user by the way), Advantech's Dror Yaffe, Chief Architect of their Java Division goes on to list the various integration challenges faced and the sophisticated set of frameworks and libraries used. They range from OpenSSO, the Spring framework, AS400 integration with jt400, or project Metro. Make sure you read the details here. Finally, beyond a nice "Java EE by the book" comment, Dror mentions GlassFish's "High Availability Architecture" as the thing he likes best about GlassFish. Very nice.