"Linthicum provides an insightful overview of
the services-integration issues that will enable you to capitalize
on current and future integration technologies. He also dives deep
into the key Web services technologies for implementing the next
generation integration architecture. Highly recommended for those
thinking of moving from traditional EAI to Web services."
--Dr. Ravi Kalakota, CEO, E-Business Strategies
Author of Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution
For a majority of businesses, application integration is an outright failure. Most companies' computer systems are labyrinthine at best and self-destructive at worst. With the arrival of Web services, the new service-oriented middleware technology standard, and increasingly complex and challenging problem domains, it's time to take application integration to the next level.
In Next Generation Application Integration distributed computing and application-integration expert David S. Linthicum describes the effect that this new generation of middleware will have on traditional application-integration efforts. Using key industry examples and case studies, Linthicum reveals the techniques and practices that are necessary to revolutionize data-sharing for any company--from sole-proprietorship to Fortune 500.
In this book you'll find a thorough discussion of today's most advanced application-integration concepts, approaches, technologies, and solutions. Written with the technical manager and enterprise architect in mind, this book addresses essential application integration issues such as:
Strategies for dealing with complex problem domains
Forward-looking approaches to ensure long-term solutions that are right for your company
Techniques for implementation of new Web services middleware
Introductions to the appropriate technologies for next generation application integration
Scenarios for Web services integration
Support concepts outlined by case studies and real-world examples
Descriptions and analyses of the different types of Web service integration--standards, implementation, and enabling technology
Full analysis of Web services and integration, including the relationship between EAI and Web services
How to leverage both vertical and horizontal application-integration standards
If you're responsible for managing or implementing application-integration middleware, Next Generation Application Integration will prove to be an indispensable resource.