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Enterprise Application Integration by David S. Linthicum

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Chapter 8. Transactional Middleware and EAI

 

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.

 
 --Larry Wall

Transactional middleware, which includes TP monitors and application servers, provides benefits to distributed computing and EAI that cannot be found in traditional development tools. Scalability, fault tolerance, and an architecture that centralizes application processing are hallmarks of transactional middleware. In addition, transactional middleware has the ability to provide virtual systems and single log-on capabilities and, in many cases, has the ability to reduce overall system cost.

Transactional middleware is a good fit with EAI because the architecture provides for a centralized server that's able to process information ...

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