Integration teams use ESBs to solve service-oriented anti-patterns of isolation, uniqueness, and duplication. Isolation refers to stand-alone system silos and point-to-point connections between systems (as opposed to shared connections). Unique data schema models for similar entities, transactions, and processes raise integration cost. When an organization fields multiple software applications delivering similar business functions and requires redundant data entry, opportunities exist to remove duplication and save both operational expense and maintenance cost.
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