Decoupling, integration and persistence Alpha Solutions has used broker technology in several projects. Message brokering is used to mediate communication between applications minimizing the mutual awareness between the applications that are using the broker. An application can subscribe and or publish messages to the different queues disregarding other applications that are using the broker. It is typically used when a lot of different applications built on different platforms need to communicate with each other and on the same time have transactional security (the internal queues are persisted on disc or in a database). This makes broker technology perfect for e-commerce purposes creating a platform for the integration between webshop, ERP and logistics. Alpha Solutions has experience in using both FUSE (www.fusesource.com), Microsoft Sqlserver Integration Services, Microsoft Biztalk (www.microsoft.com/biztalk) and other technologies as broker and integration technology.