Chapter 18. Message Brokers—The Preferred EAI Engine


Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

 --Andy Rooney

The business value of message brokers is clear. Using a "hub-and-spoke" architecture, this technology can broker information (messages) between one or more target entities (networks, middleware, applications, and/or systems) with a great deal more ease than traditional methods. What's more, message brokers can accomplish this regardless of how the information is represented or accessed.

They also provide a mechanism to integrate multiple business processes that, until now, have been more isolated than open. They are successful at this, whether the business processes ...

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