Powering SOA with IBM Data Servers

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Published 12 December 2006

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ISBN-10: 738494542
IBM Form #: SG24-7259-00
(754 pages)

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Authors: Paolo Bruni, Marcos Henrique Simoes Caurim, Alexander Koerner, Christine Law, Michael Liberman, Wolfgang Schuh, Egide Van Aerschot, Jianhuan Wang, Peter Wansch


Flexibility in business has become equal in importance with operational efficiency. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) can help businesses respond more quickly and cost-effectively to the changing market conditions by promoting reuse and interconnection of existing IT assets rather than time-consuming and costly reinvention.

SOA has been the top fashionable topic in IT for a few years now. This is because there is a consensus of opinions among enterprise architects that SOA is the key to making the IT department a catalyst for growth and innovation.

This IBM Redbooks publication helps you get started with SOA by showing the implementation of the minimum requirements: The creation of Web services that allow access to data that is stored in data servers or applications and the realization of interaction services for business to consumer integration. The data servers included in our scenario are DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, Informix Dynamic Server and IMS.

This book is a roadmap showing how SOA can significantly improve the IT business value.

Table of contents

Part 1. General introduction to SOA
Chapter 1. SOA: Why it is good for you
Chapter 2. SOA: From abstract to concrete
Part 2. SOA technologies
Chapter 3. Web services and service-oriented architecture
Chapter 4. SOA and user interfaces with portals
Chapter 5. Development tools
Part 3. IBM data servers and SOA access services
Chapter 6. DB2 for z/OS and SOA
Chapter 7. DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows and SOA
Chapter 8. IMS and SOA
Chapter 9. Informix IDS and SOA
Part 4. Setting up the environment
Chapter 10. The z/OS products for SOA
Chapter 11. The Linux, UNIX, and Windows products for SOA
Chapter 12. WebSphere Application Server
Chapter 13. WebSphere Information Server
Part 5. Assembling and developing a scenario
Chapter 14. SOA scenario
Chapter 15. Developing SOA access services
Part 6. SOA operations
Chapter 16. PHP client design
Chapter 17. WebSphere Application Server administration
Chapter 18. Managing and monitoring SOA applications
Appendix A. XML and DB2
Appendix B. XML and DB2 for z/OS
Appendix C. XML and DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Appendix D. Setting up IMS services
Appendix E. Additional material

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