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What Is EAI?
Applying Technology
How Did Things Get This Bad?
Chaos Today, Order Tomorrow
Evolution of Stovepipes
Making the Business Case for EAI
The Virtual System
Types of EAI
Chapter 2. Data-Level EAI
Going for the Data
Coupling versus Cohesion
Data-Level EAI by Example
Consider the Data Source
Being All Things to All Data—Universal
Working with Data-Level EAI
Chapter 3. Application Interface-Level EAI
Application Interfaces
What's an API?
Interface by Example
3.4 Approaching Application Interfaces
The Interface Tradeoff
Packaged Applications
Packaged Applications Becoming Shared
Watch Out for the Packaged Applications
The Elusive Enterprise API
Custom Applications
Chapter 4. Method-Level EAI
Method-Level Example
What's a Process?
Rule Servers
Method Warehousing
Leveraging Frameworks for EAI
Enabling Technology
Sharing Methods to Bind Your Enterprise
Chapter 5. User Interface-Level EAI
Leveraging User Interface-Level EAI
Going to the User Interface
CASE STUDY: Using User Interface-Level
Creating Special Interfaces for User-Level
Chapter 6. The EAI Process—Methodology or
Applying a Procedure/Methodology
Step 1: Understanding the Enterprise and Problem Domain
Step 2: Making Sense of the Data
Data Identification: A Thankless Process
What's Real Time Anyway?
Step 4: Identifying Application Interfaces
Step 5: Identifying the Business Events
Step 6: Identifying the Schema and Content Transformation Scenarios
Step 7: Mapping Information Movement
Step 8: Applying Technology
Step 9: Testing, Testing, Testing
Step 10: Considering Performance
Step 11: Defining the Value
Step 12: Creating Maintenance Procedures
Method or Madness?
Middleware: The Engine of EAI
What's Middleware?
Is Middleware Becoming a Commodity?
Middleware Models
Tough Choices
Chapter 8. Transactional Middleware and EAI
Notion of a Transaction
The ACID Test
Scalable Development
XA and X/Open
Building Transactions
Application Servers
The Big Two Application Servers
Future of Transactional Middleware
Chapter 9. RPCs, Messaging, and EAI
Getting the Message
Chapter 10. Distributed Objects and EAI
What Works
What's So Difficult?
What's So Easy?
One Standard—Many Different Instances
What's a Distributed Object?
The General Idea
The Realities
Chapter 11. Database-Oriented Middleware and
What's Database-Oriented Middleware?
Types of Database-Oriented Middleware
Does ODBC Hinder Performance?
Ready for Prime Time
Chapter 12. Java Middleware and EAI
Categories of Java Middleware Standards
The Future of Java and Middleware
Why Packaged Applications?
Testing Tools for SAP
Available Server Management Tools
The Opportunity
The Basic Problem
SAP Adapters and Connectors
SAP Architecture
Using the Repository
Chapter 15. Integrating PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft Architecture
Data Level
What's Best?
Defining Your e-Business
Saturn Leverages e-Business to Ensure
Extending EAI outside the Enterprise
Binding the Home System to a Stranger's
The Process
e-Business Technology
ERPs and e-Business
e-Businesses Organize
Chapter 17. XML and EAI
The Rise of XML
What's XML?
Data Structures
XML and Middleware
Persistent XML
Chapter 18. Message Brokers—The Preferred
Integration, not Perspiration
Why a New Direction?
Considering the Source (and Target)
Message Transformation Layer
Intelligent Routing
Rules Processing
Message Warehousing
Repository Services
Graphical User Interface
Directory Services
Wrappers Are Also Thin Adapters
Centralized versus Distributed Adapters
Using an API
The Future of EAI and Brokers
Chapter 19. Process Automation and EAI
What Is Process Automation?
Process Automation and EAI Levels
Implementing Process Automation
Workflow Standards
Process Automation and EAI
Chapter 20. EAI Moving Forward
Problem Domains Change
Vendor Approaches
Technologies Join Forces
Future Directions
EAI and the Modern Enterprise
Appendix Glossary
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