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Enterprise Application Integration With XML and Java™ by Bill la Forge, JP Morgenthal

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6.1. Introduction

Chapter 5 examined ways to move data between Java and non-Java environments using a data exchange methodology. This chapter examines using relational database technology to share data between Java and non-Java applications.

Because we are concentrating on integrating multiple applications, the notion of creating a master schema to represent all corporate data is unacceptable. Clearly, some of the data we're sharing between these applications will have common fields—it makes sense to provide direct access for these fields. However, sometimes there is a requirement to share non-relational and semi-relational (relational but requires extensible schema) data. In this section, we examine a possible solution using XML as a method ...

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