Direction générale de la modernisaton de l'état (DGME)

The "Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l'Etat" chooses Petals ESB as core infrastrcuture software for managing data exchange on the "" webportal.

Central administration


The Directorate General for Modernization of the State (DGME) was founded in late 2005 to reform and modernize French administration services. Their goals were to streamline management, optimize resources and improve service quality.


In the 21st century implementing e-government services will be a major challenge for France. In response to this challenge the government launched a series of projects. One of these projects, RITA (Directory Infrastructure Technical ADELE) for which DGME is responsible, aims at providing members of the administration with electronically accessible shared tools and services. French citizens would later be given access to this community resource via the Front Office Web Portal.

The General Directorate had to select a platform that combines interoperability, flexibility, reliability and scalability. They chose Petals ESB.


In 2008, DGME enabled the capability to manage the integration of various data feeds which were then made accessible via the online portal ( with Petals ESB. DGME asked Petals Link to work to a fixed project duration. Petals Link was able to accurately estimate project duration and the implementation of the platform was on schedule. DGME was very satisfied with the experience and publicly endorses the selection of Petals ESB as its integration platform.

In 2009, the DGME chose to further evolve their solution with two structural changes to the integration platform:

  • High availability (based on a system of notifications),
  • Functional supervision management console.

The open source nature and inherent respect for standards of Petals ESB ensured a successful implementation, despite the diverse environments of the various government agencies involved.

With its natively distributed architecture, Petals ESB provides superior functions without compromising the availability of existing services. New services will be able to be deployed thereafter in a fashion that is completely transparent to the user, thanks to the powerful integration capabilies of Petals ESB.