It’s all about being connected. And, as IBM’s Chief Architect for SOA Connectivity has dubbed “Connectivity 2.0″ it’s about “helping enterprises transform departmental ESBs, SOA and Cloud projects into an integrated fabric of intelligence, agility, control and adaptability”
Some cool open source solutions to get you started on your way to C2.0 (without having to spending millions) are:
- Rules Engine – http://www.jboss.org/drools
- Complex Event Processing – http://esper.codehaus.org/
- Business Activity Monitoring – http://wso2.org/library/bam
ws02.org is particularly interesting because they provide a full stack of middleware stuff… and it’s all open source.