Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Whether it is integration of transactions, data, or processes, each has challenges and associated patterns and antipatterns. In an age of mobile devices, social networks, and cloud services, and big data analytics, integration is more important than ever, but the scope of the challenge for IT projects has changed.
Partner APIs, social networks, physical sensors and devices, all
of these and more are important sources of capability or insight.
It is no longer sufficient to integrate resources under control of
the enterprise, because many important resources are in the
ecosystem beyond enterprise boundaries. With this as the basic
tenet, we address these questions:
What are the current integration patterns that help enterprises become and remain competitive?
How do you choose when to use which pattern?
What is the topology for a “composable business”?
And how do you accelerate the process of implementation through intelligent choice of supporting integration middleware?
This IBM® Redbooks® publication guides integration practitioners and architects in choosing integration patterns and technologies.
Table of contents
- Front cover
- Part 1 Topology of an integrated enterprise
- Chapter 1. Business integration in 2014
- Chapter 2. The composable business
- Chapter 3. Middleware topology of an engaging enterprise
- Part 2 Integration patterns
Chapter 4. Enterprise Application Integration pattern
- 4.1 Characteristics and capabilities of the pattern
- 4.2 Ways to implement the pattern with IBM products
Chapter 5. Service Integration pattern
- 5.1 Characteristics and capabilities of the pattern
- 5.2 Ways to implement the pattern with IBM products
Chapter 6. Gateway pattern
- 6.1 Gateway functions and configuration
- 6.2 Characteristics and capabilities of the pattern
- 6.3 Ways to implement the pattern with IBM products
Chapter 7. Mobile Integration pattern
- 7.1 Characteristics and capabilities of the pattern
- 7.2 Ways to implement these patterns with IBM products
- 7.3 Implementing the mobile banking example
Chapter 8. API Management pattern
- 8.1 The value of an application programming interface
- 8.2 Characteristics and capabilities of the pattern
- 8.3 Ways to implement the pattern with IBM products
- Related publications
- Back cover
- Title: Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise
- Release date: April 2014
- Publisher(s): IBM Redbooks
- ISBN: None
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