One of the main problems would be that an esb deals with messages that are non persistent most of time while data in mendix is persitent as it needs to be stored in the database. While this does not have to be a problem on its own it does impose some challenges. Then again Mendix has made the Integrator which functions as an ESB. If you are more interested to learn more about ESB in combination with mendix i invite you to have a look at www.emagiz.com. We created our own integration platform which neatly integrates with mendix and mendix projects.
In the upcoming 4.0 release we actually do have nonpersistent objects though :) – Bas van den Broek (2012-04-11)
nice, this will be a great improvement for mappings! – Pieter van de Braak (2012-04-11)
do you also plan to create mapping tools on the front end so that mapping can be more dynamic?
Reson for my question is that i want to configure my data mapping on the front-end. This so that i don't have to redeploy to map a new service. – R Somers (2012-04-18)