This IBM Redbooks publication provides guidance for IT specialists and architects who are implementing enterprise application integration (EAI) projects for small and medium businesses. It provides best practices and advice for all levels of an EAI solution, including design, implementation and deployment using the WebSphere Business Integration Server Express.
This book discusses types of application integration, such as data level (information) integration, application logic (API) integration and process integration, and considers different EAI architectures such as brokers or point-to-point integration.
It provides guidance for analyzing and understanding requirements such as real time, nearly real time and delayed integration and describes how to architect a manageable solution.
A sample application will be implemented which focuses on the development of a practical EAI example for developers using WebSphere Business Integration Server Express.
Table of contents
Part 1. Introduction to business integration
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Integration concepts and solutions
Chapter 3. Overview of WebSphere Business Integration Server Express
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Getting started
Part 2. WebSphere Business Integration Server Express features
Chapter 6. Introduction to Toolset Express
Chapter 7. Adapters
Chapter 8. Business Objects
Chapter 9. Mapping
Chapter 10. Collaborations
Chapter 11. Administration tools
Part 3. Developing an integration sample
Chapter 12. Sample requirements, design, and specification
Chapter 13. Sample development
Appendix A. Deploying the redbook sample code
Appendix B. Additional material