Open Source ESB for Linux Released by Bostech

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ChainBuilder ESB, an open source Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solution, is available for immediate download at, Bostech Corporation announced this week. The Linux-ready version of the open source SOA solution is part of a set of platform and feature enhancements available with the beta release of the ChainBuilder ESB business integration product.

Worldwide Linux 2004-2008 Forecast: Moving from Niche to Mainstream

The open source JBI compliant business integration application ChainBuilder ESB v1.0 was released in beta earlier this week by Bostech Corporation. With this release, ChainBuilder ESB, a new open source JBI-compliant ESB, now supports both Windows and Linux operating systems. This robust revision includes several other usability and feature enhancements as well as the premiere release of the ChainBuilder ESB Source Code. All versions of this open source JBI-compliant software are available at

IDC forecasts Linux desktop PC sales will reach $10B annual revenues, with 17 million units shipped globally, by 2008. This study forecasts that revenues from packaged applications and infrastructure software running on Linux will exceed $14B for the same time period, growing at a compound annual rate greater than 44 percent. The full report, titled "Worldwide Linux 2004-2008 Forecast: Moving from Niche to Mainstream," is available for purchase from IDC ( “Linux holds a huge market opportunity for application integration initiatives,” says David Bourke, President, Bostech Corporation. “Bostech would not consider releasing ChainBuilder ESB without support of this platform.”

While the top news of the ChainBuilder ESB beta release is the support of both Windows and Linux operating systems, a quick listing of the other main enhancements added with the ChainBuilder ESB Beta Release illustrates the diversity of the new program functionality this open source JBI compliant application integration product supports:

  • FTP Communication Protocol support. ChainBuilder ESB has added communication protocol support for FTP, expanding the current set of supported protocols that includes HTTP/SOAP, File and Java Messaging Service (JMS) for JMS-compliant servers like IBM WebSphere MQ.
  • Dynamic Content-based Routing. Delivered as a JBI Service Engine component, this new content-based router dynamically examines the message content through built-in and custom expression mapping and routes the message to destination endpoints.
  • IDE Testing Capabilities. The map and format editors now include Eclipse testing perspectives which allow the developer to verify the correctness of their configuration before deployment. This critical feature reduces the total development time when mapping and defining the formats in the Eclipse-based IDE.

  • Improved Graphics in Component Flow Editor. A new custom set of function icons have been professionally designed for ChainBuilder ESB.
  • Wizard Support in Component Flow Editor. An easy-to-use question and answer style wizard guides developers through the basic set up of each SOA component onto the ChainBuilder ESB canvas.
  • Source Code Availability. ChainBuilder ESB source code is publicly available off the download area of the website.

“Another key milestone for this open source Linux product is the availability of the ChainBuilder ESB source code to the general community,” says David Bourke, President, Bostech Corporation. “While we realize the majority of users will prefer to continue to download and use the executable version of ChainBuilder ESB, the source code is also now publicly available with the beta release under either of our license options.”

Bostech Corporation deploys a dual-license distribution model for ChainBuilder ESB. Developers can download the open source software under the common GPL license. Additionally, these open source developers can purchase a subscription that provides ChainBuilder ESB training, support and intellectual property indemnification. A commercial license is also available for use where GPL is not available and for partners that do not want to release source code for their application.

The beta version of ChainBuilder ESB for Linux is available for download now, while the generally available version will release January 15, 2007. For an immediate free download of ChainBuilder ESB for Linux, visit


Bostech Corporation consists of a team of early pioneers in the business integration software market place. Bostech's ChainBuilder is a prominent cross-industry integration tool used by organizations ranging from e-commerce retailers like to energy producers like Aventine Renewable Energy. Bostech helps these businesses seamlessly share, exchange, and transact critical information with their customers, suppliers, partners, and employees. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with company operations in Columbus, Ohio and Beijing, China, Bostech Corporation was founded by Brad Bostic and is privately owned. For more information, visit us at or 614-918-2880.

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