Getting Started on Integrating Your Information

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Published 11 February 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738427721
ISBN-13: 9780738427720
IBM Form #: SG24-6892-00
(392 pages)

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Authors: Corinne Baragoin


Integration solutions incorporate one or more elements of process, application, user interface, and information integration. Coping with the information explosion now requires information integration, a class of middleware which lets applications access data as though it were in a single database, whether or not it is.

This IBM Redbooks publication shows, through examples, the various ways in which information integration can be implemented as a "pure play" or in conjunction with the other approaches for integration.

Using IBM DB2 Universal Database V8.1, we describe how to start implementing several information integration scenarios based on DB2 UDB V8.1 to federate data from multiple sources such as message queues with DB2 and Informix databases using SQL; to access your information using a DB2 Web services solution; to store, compose, and manipulate XML data; and to populate a common data store.

This book will help architects and implementers to understand the integration technologies in DB2 Universal Database and DB2 Information Integrator and to start implementing information integration solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Information integration infrastructure
Chapter 3. Business case I: Federating data access using SQL
Chapter 4. Business case II: Accessing your information through Web Services
Chapter 5. Business case III: Incorporating XML data
Chapter 6. Business Case IV: Populating a Common Data Store
Appendix A. Test MQSeries integration
Appendix B. WebSphere MQ implementation and object definitions
Appendix C. z/OS VSAM and CICS definitions and samples
Appendix D. DADX syntax
Appendix E. Web Services XML and DADX files
Appendix F. Additional material

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