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Websphere ESB and Process Server

Minh Ly

Joined: Aug 14, 2008
Posts: 1
Hi All,

I have a question regarding a new project I got into involving WebSphere App Server, ESB, and Process Server. How does all these technology work together?

Does the Process Server includes the ESB and the ESB includes the App Server? What is each product used for? Please let me know if I am right on this. The App Server is used to deploy the applications, ESB for routing messages, and Process Server for providing business process management?

Can someone give me a scenerio or use case to make me understand this better? in terms of flow or sequence diagram?

Any good documentation or link for this info? I couldnt find much on it.

Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3892
Actually you've got it almost all right. WebSphere Process Server is built on top of WebSphere Enterprise Services Bus, which is built on top of WebSphere Application Server. And yes, you even have what each product does correct also.

The best place to look for scenarios that describe how these are used in in the IBM Redbooks. This redbook describes a BPM scenario that shows you how to use WPS, how to deploy applications to it, etc. This redbook will help you get started with Websphere ESB. Finally, this redbook shows you how to implement and deploy services for WebSphere Application Server.

Good luck! There's a lot to learn, but these are good places to start.

Kyle Brown, Author of Persistence in the Enterprise and Enterprise Java Programming with IBM Websphere, 2nd Edition
See my homepage at for other WebSphere information.
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