Our customer is usually a government organization (who works for a confidential employer), and I work with the job center department of the government, the region of the government of Galicia, Spain. They use this product to define services relating to the unemployment problem. For example, training compensation, taxes, how to search for jobs and social security covering for unemployed people. Mainly, I define the business process and integrate it with other software, such as Database and Legacy. Then from Java, we publish microservices or web services for the end-user. The website is mainly for unemployed people. They connect to the website and use the services through the web interface. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there were a lot of unemployed people so a few million people started using it. It was very interesting to see this product, which is designed for roughly 200,000 people, to handle this dramatic increase in requirements. Millions of people were connecting every month on the system and there were no issues.
During the last years, I worked on many large OpenESB projects. I used OpenESB in many business domains and implemented it in different areas such as Finance (IFDS UK), Bank (ING Belgium), Insurance (Humanis France), Retail (Leroy Merlin), ESL Gaming (Philipines)or Governmental organization (Xunta de Galicia Spain). Bank, finance, and insurance users searched for reliable integration with their existing applications ( Legacy application, mainframe, external partners.). ESL Gaming used OpeneSB for its scalability and processes 1 billion of message daily with a large configuration deployed on a private cloud. Jobcentre services deployed by the government of Galicia require strong availability to provide support to its community. With an OpenESB platform with 4 nine availability, the government of Galicia was able to manage the unemployment crisis caused by the Covid19 pandemic and offered available services to hundreds of thousands of unemployed people.
There are two versions. The first is the community version, which is free and contains the last part of the feature, but if you want to get the Enterprise version, you'll have to pay €60,000 which covers support and two instances on production. To clarify, with Enterprise, you're not paying for the license, you just pay for the support and you get the right to use the Enterprise version.
OpenESB exists in two editions. The Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition is free of charge. The Enterprise Edition is dedicated to deployment on production and provides powerful monitoring and high scalability and comes with professional technical support. The licensing model is easy and is linked to the number of OpenESB instances in production. Instances for the other environments (pre-prod, test, QA.) are free and supported.