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Integration Throughout and Beyond the Enterprise

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 17 April 2014, updated 18 April 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439630
ISBN-13: 9780738439631
IBM Form #: SG24-8188-00

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. and Margaret Ticknor

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    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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