|Developer(s)||Apache Software Foundation|
|Stable release||5.3.0 / October 2014|
|Type||enterprise service bus|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Apache ServiceMix is an enterprise-class open-source distributed enterprise service bus (ESB) based on the service-oriented architecture (SOA) model. It is a project of the Apache Software Foundation and was built on the semantics and application programming interfaces of the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification JSR 208. The software is distributed under the Apache License.
The productized and supported release of ServiceMix 4 is from JBoss and called Fuse ESB.
Fabric8 is a free Apache 2.0 Licensed upstream community for the JBoss Fuse product from Red Hat.
The current version of ServiceMix is 5.3 and fully supports the OSGi framework. ServiceMix is lightweight and easily embeddable, has integrated Spring Framework support and can be run at the edge of the network (inside a client or server), as a standalone ESB provider or as a service within another ESB. ServiceMix is compatible with Java SE or a Java EE application server. ServiceMix uses ActiveMQ to provide remoting, clustering, reliability and distributed failover. The basic frameworks used by ServiceMix are Spring and XBean.
The ServiceMix 5.4.0 was released on 24/jan/2015 and has the following:
- The latest Karaf is 3.0.2 and the version 4.0.0 is coming, the ServiceMix current Karaf version is 2.4.1
- The latest ActiveMQ is 5.10.1 and the ServiceMix current ActiveMQ version is 5.10.0
- The latest Camel is 2.14.1 and the ServiceMix current Camel version is 2.14.1
- The latest CXF is 3.0.3 and the ServiceMix current CXF version is 3.0.2
There is the ServiceMix 6.0.0.M1 technology preview from 31 Jan 21:03 2015 that solves some of version problems above.
You can install the following additional features:
- BPM engine via Activiti
- JPA support via Apache OpenJPA
- XA transaction management via JTA via Apache Aries
- Federation, clustering and container provided failover
- Hot deployment and lifecycle management of business objects
- Vendor independence from vendor-licensed products
- Compliance with the JBI specification JSR 208
- Compliance with the OSGi 4.2 specification through Apache Felix
- Support for OSGi Enterprise through Apache Aries
It was accepted as an official Apache project by the ASF Board of Directors on September 19, 2007.
- Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
- Service Component Architecture (SCA)
- Composite Application Service Assembly (CASA)
- Composite application
- Apache ActiveMQ
- Apache Camel
- Apache CXF
- Enterprise messaging system
- Event-driven SOA
- Message-oriented middleware
- JBoss Developer Studio Community Edition
- Apache ODE
- Open ESB (There is from SUN an amazing Visual, GPL and free Netbeans SOA plugin/editor/debugger for SOA/BPM/Diagram/XSLT/ETL/Composite Application/EAI)
- Running Apache Camel in OpenESB as alternative
- eclipse sirius - Free and GPL eclipse tool to build your own arbitrary complex military grade modeling tools on one hour
- eclipse SCA Tools - Gnu free composite tool
- Free GPL obeodesigner made with eclipse sirius
- ServiceMix website
- Javapolis 2007 Online ServiceMix Session
- CamelOne Conference
- JBoss community website