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WSO2 Enterprise Integrator (WSO2 EI) is a comprehensive integration solution that enables communication among various, disparate applications. Instead of having your applications communicate directly with each other in all their various formats, each application simply communicates with WSO2 EI, which acts mainly as an ESB to handle message transformations, and routes the messages to their appropriate destinations. The WSO2 EI product can be used to manage short-running, stateless integration flows (using the ESB profile) as well as long-running, stateful business processes (using the Business Process profile). The product also includes a separate Analytics profile for monitoring ESB statistics, a Message Broker profile (WSO2 MB ) that can be used for reliable messaging, a Micro Integrator profile that is container-friendly, as well as the WSO2 MSF4j profile, which you can use to run microservices for your integration flows.

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The Business Process profile in WSO2 EI enables developers to easily deploy long-running integration processes (business processes). These processes are written using the following: A subset of the BPMN 2.0 standard, WS-BPEL 2.0 and BPEL4People standards, and WS-Human Tasks. Powered by the Activiti BPMN Engine 5.21.0 and Apache Orchestration Director Engine (ODE) BPEL engine, the Business Process profile in WSO2 EI comes with a complete web-based graphical management console, enabling users to easily deploy, manage, view and execute processes as well as human tasks.

The Micro Integrator profile of WSO2 EI is architectured to be container-friendly so that it allows you to perform advanced scenarios without sacrificing the speed required for a container-based architecture. Because its start-up time is faster than the ESB profile, microservices are designed to start up very quickly, perform a specific task, and then shut down. Also, you can use the Micro Integrator profile to orchestrate atomic microservices into composite microservices that address more complex, real-world scenarios. 

Therefore, WSO2 EI is essentially a collection of enterprise architecture design patterns (WSO2 ESB++) that can be implemented directly using a single product. This product is light-weight and versatile. It is 100% open source and is released under Apache Software License Version 2.0, one of the most business-friendly licenses available today.

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