Flexible Self-Service Application Patterns Using WebSphere and Process Choreography on z/OS

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Published 28 December 2005, updated 02 February 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738494283
ISBN-13: 9780738494289
IBM Form #: SG24-6356-00
(366 pages)

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Authors: Franck Injey, Mohammed Ajab, Pedro Duarte Meira, Andrew Gardner, Bart Verboven, Frances Williams, Rica Weller


IT architects are responsible for working with lines of business staff and capturing business needs. This person must translate those requirements into an IT solution that satisfies the current business goals and exhibits several characteristics.

To improve this process, the IT architect needs to identify and leverage existing assets. In this IBM Redbooks publication, you learn how to leverage a key set of assets, the IBM Patterns for e-business. You learn how to use these patterns with key architectural elements to deliver on demand and autonomic architectures for the best qualities of service. This book is designed as a resource for IT architects who specialize in enterprise or mainframe systems. It presents business scenarios that you might come across and best practice design guidelines to help you implement solutions.

Part 1 provides an overview of the IBM Patterns for e-business, with a focus on Self-Service business patterns. Part 2 explains concepts, design considerations, technologies, and architectural elements that are key when designing an architecture based on the IBM Eserver zSeries platform. In Part 3 we explain how to prepare and set up the WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation (WBISF) run-time environment on z/OS in order to deploy and test the sample business process application scenarios. Part 4 describes the implementation of these Self-Service business pattern sample scenarios on the zSeries platform.

Table of contents

Part 1. Patterns for e-business
Chapter 1. Overview of Patterns for e-business
Chapter 2. Business pattern assets
Chapter 3. Integration pattern assets
Chapter 4. Composite patterns and custom design assets
Chapter 5. Selected patterns for e-business on zSeries

Part 2. Methodology, design, and WBISF on z/OS
Chapter 6. Methodology considerations when designing business processes
Chapter 7. Design considerations
Chapter 8. Value of WBISF on z/OS

Part 3. Preparing WBISF run time and Workload Manager on z/OS
Chapter 9. Preparing the Process Choreographer run time
Chapter 10. Workload management on z/OS

Part 4. Technical scenarios
Chapter 11. Applied Decomposition pattern: Spot Loan
Chapter 12. Applied Decomposition pattern with human interaction: Staff Assisted Loan
Chapter 13. Run-time scenario on z/OS Parallel Sysplex
Chapter 14. Best practices for high availability on z/OS
Appendix A. ITSO test configurations
Appendix B. Running graphics applications on z/OS
Appendix C. Creating Cloudscape databases
Appendix D. Additional material

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