We have more than 500 connectors!
Wow! Great, let’s have a look to that! What is a connector? In the Petals ESB context connectors are the bindings represented in the upper part of this well-known image
So, we have almost 8 connectors. Looks that we are poor… So let’s look in details what is a Talend connector: http://www.talendforge.org/components/.
Can you see that? A Talend component is almost an operation in a service, or let’s say that it is an input/output from a data source. So a service is not as generic as a Petals service but it is a specialized service i.e. we can also have tons of ‘components’ for Petals ESB, it just means that we have to provide configuration artifacts for all the services that we find: Salesforce, Amazon EC2, S3, all the databases in the world, etc, … Oh no, wait! Don’t you see the Talend component on the bottom of the figure just above? Yes we have a Talend connector so we have 500+ components in Petals ESB 🙂
No really, Talend guys really do an incredible work and their recent press releases are really impressive. Congrats!