White Papers

Microservices in Practice - Key Architectural Concepts of an MSA

This whitepaper will focus on the key architectural concepts of a microservice architecture (MSA) and discuss how you can use those concepts in practice.

Connected Identity: Benefits, Risks, and Challenges

SAML, OpenID, OpenID Connect, WS-Federation all support identity federation – in other words, all of these standards enable cross-domain authentication. Yet, most federation systems today operate in silos - i.e., a SAML federation silo, an OpenID Connect federation silo, an OpenID federation silo, etc. The ability to scale in a given federation silo is challenging given the increasing number of service and identity providers.

A Reference Architecture for Deploying WSO2 Middleware on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open source container management system for automating deployment, operations, scaling of containerized applications and creating cluster of containers. It provides advanced platform as a service (PaaS) features, such as container grouping, auto healing, horizontal auto-scaling, DNS management, load balancing, rolling out updates, and resource monitoring, and make container as a service (CaaS). Deploying WSO2 middleware on Kubernetes requires a Carbon membership scheme for Carbon cluster discovery, and Kubernetes artifacts for automating the deployment.

WSO2 REST API Design Guidelines

This white paper provides guidelines, based on proven industry best practices, on how to develop a REST API that reaches Level 2 of the Richardson Maturity Model.

Scope Versus Size: A Pragmatic Approach to Microservice Architecture

This white paper will focus on the key fundamentals of microservice architecture (MSA) and how technology has evolved to what it is today. It will also discuss the role of enterprise middleware in building an MSA.

Event-Driven Architecture: The Path to Increased Agility and High Expandability

This white paper will discuss the basic functions of an event-driven architecture (EDA) and explains the key advantages it could potentially offer enterprises -both traditional and connected- across many industries.



Orchestration and Choreography – When To Use An ESB vs a Workflow Engine

March 29, 2016 By Nuwan,

Service chaining and workflows, commonly referred to as orchestrations, are common integration scenarios in enterprise systems development. There are two distinct type of orchestrations we deal with when realizing these systems....


WSO2 API Manager Multi Data Center Deployment Architecture

On June 23, 2015 By Nuwan,

This has been a hot topic at WSO2 as many of our users and customers often ask how they can deploy WSO2 API Manager in a multi-datacenter setup. This blog post is an effort to elaborate the technical details and...


SOA patterns and an enterprise middleware platform – a winning combination!

On June 15, 2015 By Mifan,

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) patterns provide structure and clarity, enabling architects to establish their SOA efforts across the enterprise. Moreover, these SOA patterns also help to link SOA and business requirements in an effective and efficient way. Since service orientation has...


Implementing an API Façade with the WSO2 API Management Platform

On May 28, 2013 By Asanka Abeysinghe,

In my previous post I described about the reference architecture of API Façade. This post gives implementation details using the WSO2 API Management Platform and the WSO2 ESB....



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Managing Integrations with WSO2 Integration Cloud

In this webinar Jagath Ariyarathne, a technical lead at WSO2, and Amalka Subasinghe, a senior software engineer at WSO2, will discuss how WSO2 Integration Cloud offers a publicly hosted cloud environment that allows you to host your integration projects that have been developed for WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB).*517303267*517417571,283274587,517303267*,,*Sign up for all webinars in the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus Webinar Series 2016


[Article] The Benefits of Exposing Microservices in WSO2 API Manager

Today, microservice architecture (MSA) has become an important aspect for enterprises looking to make their businesses leaner and agiler. This article will explain how WSO2 API Manager can be leveraged to expose microservices and the benefits of adopting that strategy.


[Article] Understanding Data Mapper in WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

This article will provide an in-depth analysis of the data mapper mediator that comes with WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB). It will discuss how the data mapper engine architecture integrates with the data mapper mediator and how it can be used with WSO2 ESB to configure mapping.