6.8. Perspectives

6.8.1. Highlights

  • Both EAI and Web Services technology provide similar capabilities of easier integration between systems, abstracting complex systems into simpler business services, good manageability of interfaces and infrastructure, preserving existing IT investments, and accommodating open technology standards evolution.

  • Integrating data from multiple data sources across heterogeneous database vendor environments and database technology can be done using Java Web Services and XML. Several database-related XML initiatives such as XQL and DADX Web Services are still evolving. However, major database vendors have now added SQL-to-XML mapping (for example, XML extender) and XML object store (storing XML as native format in the ...

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