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Quick architecture question.

I am needing to set up a portal/website with a database This is easy but now I want to add on functionality for apps, and other clients to interact through an API.

My first thought was put an ESB in the architecture. The Website , apps and clients connect to the ESB and the ESB connects to the database.

I am looking at doing load balancing on the portal and load balancing on the ESB if possible.

Would this be advisable? If so I am now implementing the ESB, would it go being something like IIS or would I connect directly to the ESB?

Concerns include - losing messages, and the performance of the ESB that it will not slow down the queries to the DB for the portal ect.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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ESB works well for complex integration projects. If you are looking for something simple I would suggest to start from exposing your API via some sort of RPC mechanism (JSON-RPC/XML-RPC/REST/SOAP/etc.). If your requirements ever grow to the point when you actually need an ESB it will be easy to integrate your API into ESB endpoint.

  • Thanks, will look into the advantages of using RPC in my scenario . – wwalford May 22 '15 at 4:30

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