Microsoft BizTalk to WebSphere Business Integration Server Express Migration

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Published 24 March 2006, updated 13 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738496170
ISBN-13: 9780738496177
IBM Form #: SG24-7142-00
(200 pages)

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Authors: Rufus Credle, Boaz Carmeli, Yardena Peres


The purpose of this IBM Redbooks publication is to help the reader understand what is involved in migrating a BizTalk application into the WebSphere Business Integration (WBIS) environment. It deals specifically with migrating a BizTalk 2002 application into the WebSphere Business Integration Server Express (WBI SE) environment.
It begins with a general discussion of business integration platforms, and migration drivers and issues relevant in the small to medium business environment. Several migration options are described and some basic migration techniques are presented.
A comprehensive description of the BizTalk and WBIS platforms is provided, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two environments. A migration path and a set of best practices are proposed to migrate a BizTalk application into the WebSphere Business Integration environment. Finally, the detailed steps for migrating the functional and architectural components of BizTalk to the WBIS environment are presented.
Readers are assumed to be familiar with the concepts of business integration and distributed applications, including multi-tiered architecture, synchronous and asynchronous messaging, transformations, content-based routing, and workflows. This book also assumes knowledge of cross-platform open standards, such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML) syntax and methods, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL).
This book is intended for both internal IBM employees and external IT personnel who intend to migrate a BizTalk-based business integration application into the WebSphere Business Integration environment.

Table of contents

Part 1. BizTalk to WBIS migration path
Chapter 1. Executive summary
Chapter 2. Introduction
Chapter 3. Understanding business integration platforms
Chapter 4. Migration considerations
Chapter 5. BizTalk fundamentals
Chapter 6. WebSphere Business Integration fundamentals
Chapter 7. BizTalk to WebSphere Business Integration architecture mapping
Part 2. BizTalk to WBIS migration process
Chapter 8. Collecting BizTalk artifacts
Chapter 9. Migrating messages
Chapter 10. Migrating application connectivity components
Chapter 11. Migrating transformations
Chapter 12. Migrating business processes
Chapter 13. Migrating advanced features
Appendix A. BizTalk functoids and WebSphere Business Integration activities
Appendix B. Java-COM bridge and Windows Script Components
Appendix C. Fork Join migration

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