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

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Differences between B2B and EAI Web Services

Let us first look at the differences between B2B and EAI. The major differences may be listed as follows:

  1. EAI as the name suggests acts within an enterprise to solve a local problem, while B2B as the name suggests acts across the enterprises.
  2. EAI aims at integration of application and data sources within an enterprise, while businesses integrate for purposes such as a supply chain or collaborating on a common product design.
  3. B2B mandates implementations of community management, user profile management, and sophisticated security management, while such services are not required for EAI.
  4. B2B may require a deep support for standards such as OBI (Open Buying on Internet), XML, cXML (Commerce XML), and EDI ...

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