WSO2 VP of Technology Evangelism is Featured Presenter at Workshops on Integration Best Practices Being Held in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale

Hands-on technical workshops will explore how IT professionals can employ an ESB model and API management for effective enterprise application integration

Palo Alto, CA – September 30, 2013 – Service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles, a flexible enterprise service bus (ESB), and managed APIs are central to optimizing enterprise application integration (EAI) implementations. In a half-day hands-on workshop for IT architects and developers, WSO2 VP of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will demonstrate how to successfully implement a service broker pattern for connectivity, mediation, process orchestration, and security with an ESB model, as well as how to extend and SOA through API management.

Entitled “WSO2 Integration Platform Discovery,” the workshop series is being held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in two locations:

The Role of an ESB and API Management within an SOA

The workshop is designed for IT architects and developers seeking to obtain a high-level architectural understanding of how ESBs fit within an SOA. It will explore how enterprises can connect, mediate, orchestrate and manage interactions between application integration consumers and providers using WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus in conjunction with other components of the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform. Additionally, the session will examine how API management can help govern APIs and extend a service-oriented architecture.

Workshop session topics will include:

  • An overview of ESB architecture, the role of an ESB within an SOA, and the benefits of loosely coupled application architectures.
  • Understanding core ESB capabilities, including mediation, transformation, routing, messaging, and support for enterprise integration patterns (EIP).
  • How to expose any data source as a service, including DBMS, NoSQL database, and spreadsheets, using WSO2 Data Services Server.
  • How to govern and manage enterprise services using WSO2 Governance Registry.
  • How to leverage API management to enhance API delivery.

Workshop Presenter

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..