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Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt by Doug Todd, Arun Poduval

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Chapter 2. Integration Architecture, Principles, and Patterns

The growing needs for information availability and accessibility present new challenges for application development. Stand-alone applications cannot fulfill the growing needs anymore. There are two forces working in parallel with regard to the need for integration. First, it is necessary to allow for application integration within an enterprise, and second, there are growing needs to ensure inter-enterprise or "business-to-business" integration.

The majority of companies, however, still have existing legacy applications, developed using different architectures and technologies, which have usually not been designed for integration. Companies cannot afford to write off or replace them ...

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