A commonly used application integration method, point-to-point integration (P2P), is incredibly rigid and time consuming to maintain. Today, innovative organizations are embracing the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) because it addresses all the headaches, roadblocks, and error that stems from the P2P integration style, and makes application integration headaches a thing of the past.
Today, enterprises can address any application integration issue using an ESB that acts as middleware for everything on the network. Then ESB software is the shared central infrastructure that acts as a point of connectivity for every application, device, or system across the enterprise.
Common Information Model (CIM) based ESB is object-orientated system model defined and standardized by IEC 61968, IEC 61970 in IEC 62325 family of standards.