JBoss Case Study: Designing for Integration and Business Process Expansion


This webinar is the latest session in the Intelligent, Integrated Enterprise webinar series.

In 2011, a global financial services company needed to expand several critical business processes andimprove their availability while integrating with corresponding legacy systems. This company chose JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (ESB) for integration and business process expansion. Since the new processes were designed for a much higher up-time than the legacyprocesses, the company needed to develop robust and consistent errorhandling processes that could account for partial failures andasymmetric downtime, as well as other, unexpected errors. The Red Hat consulting team was able to help this client design, implement,and test a template for reliably handling errors in a clear, reusable manner.

In this case study presentation, Brad Davis, lead Red Hat Consultant on the project, will present a series of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (ESB) design patterns than can beused for custom error handling for ESB action pipelines. Discussion points will include:

  • creating an ESB service using a custom Maven archetype
  • adapting the service input using a file adapter
  • how Smooks can be used to split a CSV file into multiple XML records, including validation
  • exception handling of invalid records


Pierre Fricke
Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms

As Director of Product Line Management for Red Hat's JBoss SOA products,Pierre Fricke is responsible for driving the strategy and enterprise messaging for these Red Hat products. Starting with JBoss Portal and JBoss jBPM in 2005, Pierre led the product strategy and expansion into the integration and SOA market with the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform which includes JBoss ESB, JBoss jBPM and JBoss Rules. Today,these products are the unit volume market leader or emerging strong challengers to long time incumbents. Pierre's focus is to expand Red Hat's market presence in integration, service-oriented architectureand business process automation, bringing the value of open sourceand community innovation to customers in these markets.

Brad Davis

Program Manager, Red Hat Middleware Consulting

Since joining Amentra in 2005, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2008, Brad Davis has helped numerous Fortune 500 clients solve formidable integration challenges through the use of a variety of proprietary and open source platforms. As a Program Manager, Brad is now responsible for the architecture and delivery of multiple, concurrent SOA projects in the Southeastern United States. In his spare time, he is a contributor to several open source projects.



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