Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 17 April 2014, updated 18 April 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439630
ISBN-13: 9780738439631
IBM Form #: SG24-8188-00
(104 pages)

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Authors: Ian Heritage, Claus T. Jensen, Tamjit Kumar, Maria Luisa Lopez de Silanes Ruiz, Sambasivarao Nanduri, Juan Carlos Pineda, Abhinav Priyadarshi, Katherine Sanders, David Shute, Jaime Martin Talavera, Mark Taylor, John M. Zoltek Jr., Margaret Ticknor


Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Whether it is integration of transactions, data, or processes, each has challenges and associated patterns and antipatterns. In an age of mobile devices, social networks, and cloud services, and big data analytics, integration is more important than ever, but the scope of the challenge for IT projects has changed.

Partner APIs, social networks, physical sensors and devices, all of these and more are important sources of capability or insight. It is no longer sufficient to integrate resources under control of the enterprise, because many important resources are in the ecosystem beyond enterprise boundaries. With this as the basic tenet, we address these questions:

  • What are the current integration patterns that help enterprises become and remain competitive?

  • How do you choose when to use which pattern?

  • What is the topology for a “composable business”?

  • And how do you accelerate the process of implementation through intelligent choice of supporting integration middleware?

This IBM® Redbooks® publication guides integration practitioners and architects in choosing integration patterns and technologies.

Table of contents

Part 1. Topology of an integrated enterprise
Chapter 1. Business integration in 2014
Chapter 2. The composable business
Chapter 3. Middleware topology of an engaging enterprise
Part 2. Integration patterns
Chapter 4. Enterprise Application Integration pattern
Chapter 5. Service Integration pattern
Chapter 6. Gateway pattern
Chapter 7. Mobile Integration pattern
Chapter 8. API Management pattern

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