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Enterprise Application Integration by David S. Linthicum

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Chapter 2. Data-Level EAI

 

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.

 
 --Alvin Toffler

Most enterprises considering EAI look to data level EAI as their entry point, a decision that would allow moving data between data stores in order to share relevant business information among applications and, ultimately, stovepipes. An advantage of data level as an entry point for EAI is that a number of tools and techniques exist that allow the integration of information from database to database, adapting the information on the fly so it's represented correctly by the source and target applications. Further simplifying data-level EAI is the fact that accessing databases is ...

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