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Powering SOA with IBM Data Servers

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 12 December 2006

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ISBN-10: 738494542
IBM Form #: SG24-7259-00

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

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    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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