Since we're on a major migration process of this website, some component documents here are out of sync right now. In the meantime you may want to look at the asciidoc in the repository: https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/master/README.md https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/master/components/readme.adoc
If I use ServiceMix when should I use Camel?
Camel is a routing and mediation engine which works great inside JBI.
So if you are already using ServiceMix then you can use Camel implement the Enterprise Integration Patterns inside JBI such as Content Based Router, routing messages between your existing JBI endpoints.
You can also reuse any of the Camel Components within JBI or expose Camel endpoints as JBI endpoints.