CHAPTER 7

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Transformations and Enrichment

One approaches integration so that two or more applications may share services and data. One of the key challenges of integration is that the underlying data models of any two given applications are likely different, or incompatible. The various properties of, say, a customer record, can vary for a simple field such as an address. Some applications define the complete address as a single property, and others break down the address into the street number, street, city, state, zip code, and so on. In addition, the exchange format of the record itself may be incompatible: system A might expect a serialized ...

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