Enterprise Application Integration, or EAI, is a buzzword that gives a name to the informal process that’s been going on for years—the integration of various. Enterprise Application Integration has 25 ratings and 1 review. Steve said: This is a popular introduction to EAI – short on detail, long on asinine (a. History of EAI. EAI addresses the issue of system and application integration. .. As stated also in David S. Linthicum’s book, “Enterprise Application. Integration”.

Author: Grole Durn
Country: Ghana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 24 February 2008
Pages: 489
PDF File Size: 13.9 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.44 Mb
ISBN: 986-7-63451-678-2
Downloads: 76234
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kigis

The end state looks more like an ill-planned highway system that was built by many small integration projects but with little strategic value. In the world of applicatiin computing, middleware usually is a means for connecting clients to servers, clients to clients, and servers to servers without having to navigate through many operating systems, networks, or resource s.linthcum layers. Separate different tags with a comma. Comprehensive, practical, and clearly written, this essential resource will help anyone involved in this important business area understand the nature of EAI, its tools and techniques, and how to apply it for a significant business advantage.

With the pressures ddavid a competitive business environment moving IT management to shorter application life cycles, financial prudence demands that IT managers learn to use existing databases and application services rather than recreate the same business processes and data repositories over and over see Figure 1.

The Value of Frameworks.

Enterprise Application Integration

Most problems with developing software derive from attempts to integrate it with existing systems. Eric Zimmer rated it liked it Oct 01, Christopher Hubing rated it liked it Feb 17, Data federation software provides EAI architects and developers with the ability to view many different physical databases, no matter the brand or model, as a single logical database and database model.

While these benefits do exist to a certain degree, distributed systems, though architecturally elegant, are difficult to implement. Nguyen Van thuat marked it as to-read Jun 08, The approach and enabling technology you leverage depends on the requirements of the problem domain. Ruben rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Author Linthicum, David S. The University of Sydney. They must select which processes and data elements require integration.


Tough, centralized decisions must be made. EAI is not simply a buzzword dreamed up by the press and analyst community.

For example, accounting may have built their information systems around a mainframe, while human resources leveraged the power of distributed objects, and research and development might have used distributed transaction processing technology.

It may also include the transformation and application of business logic to the data that is being extracted and loaded. Refresh and try again. The significance of this is that the much heralded death of traditional systems has proven to have been somewhat premature.

This does not mean that distributed computing is always a bad architecture. Saeid is currently reading it Jun 30, Licence restrictions may apply Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries In addition to simply replicating and reformatting data between two or more databases, we are also leveraging database federation software to support database-level EAI. While it may be possible to develop a “common sense” set of metrics to evaluate the success of EAI, the reality is that in most cases they must be significantly adjusted on a case-by-case basis to account for the many factors that exist in any given enterprise.

It encompasses technologies that enable business processes and data to speak to one another across applications, integrating many individual systems into a seamless whole.

Traditional middleware technology, such as message-queuing software, ties applications together, but these “point-to-point” solutions create single links between many applications as we mentioned previously. This “solution” is absurd.

Identifying the Business Events.

Enterprise application integration / David S. Linthicum. – Version details – Trove

In order to integrate those systems with others in the enterprise, we must use these interfaces to access both processes and data, extract the information, place it in a format understandable by the target application, and transmit the information.

Second, new technology must be leveraged to solve the EAI problem. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. In addition, traditional systems typically support a large user and processing load. In effect, they are demanding that ways be found to bind these applications into a single, unified enterprise application.


Perhaps with EAI, we may get it right. Sven Svar rated it liked it May 12, A number of factors contributed to this. Distributed computing, like any other powerful computing concept, must exist within context with other types of solutions. Books by David S. Unfortunately, many of these business-critical systems are difficult to adapt to allow them to communicate and share information with other, more advanced systems.

University of Newcastle Library. Distributed computing implies that distribution provides clear benefits, including scalability and fault-tolerance. It also has a really strange Bibliography, including what appears to be every magazine article the author had written at that point, regardless of whether or not the articles are relevant to the subject matter for example, I’m sure his piece on VB5. While mainframes continue applicarion make up the majority of traditional systems, minicomputers and even large UNIX systems may also correctly be called traditional s.linfhicum.

It encompasses technologies that enable business processes and data to speak to one another across applications, integrating many individual systems into a seamless whole. Misreading or ignoring this desire, traditional legacy systems lagged in adopting “user-friendly” applicatiin user interfaces, abandoning the field to the newer platforms.

In fact, analyst groups such as Gartner have suggested that we are moving to a paradigm s.linthicmu the Zero Latency Enterprise where any application or transaction has access to any other application or appication store instantaneously, without restriction.

Rick Echevarria rated it did not like it Dec 22, Applying Technology If EAI articulates the problem, then traditional middleware has sought to articulate the solution–sort of. In the rush to incorporate these new systems, most enterprises applied minimal architectural foresight to the selection of integratiin and applications. Business-to-consumer e-business was slow to start, but its now explosive growth is becoming more and more evident everyday–you need only consider amazon.