Enterprise Application Integration, or EAI, is a buzzword that gives a name to the informal process that’s been going on for years—the integration of various. Enterprise Application Integration has 25 ratings and 1 review. Steve said: This is a popular introduction to EAI – short on detail, long on asinine (a. History of EAI. EAI addresses the issue of system and application integration. .. As stated also in David S. Linthicum’s book, “Enterprise Application. Integration”.

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Available also in a print edition. The book describes in detail the middleware models and technologies that support these different approaches, including: While acknowledging that smaller and more open systems can hold a very important place in the enterprise, this decision-making process lacked the perspective and foresight that might have minimized, or possibly avoided, many integration problems.

The truth of the matter is that enterprises are much more complex and difficult to contend with than one may think.

Nemati rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Jay rated it it was ok Aug 15, Inventory control applications that exist within the sales organization and the resume-tracking system in human resources are also examples of stovepipe applications.

In the past, this has been low-level play with developers working at the network protocol layer or just above, then moving to true middleware solutions such as RPCs, MOM, and transactional middleware.

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The integration of applications to save precious development dollars creates a competitive edge for corporations who share application information either intdgration the corporation or with trading partners. The book describes in detail the middleware models and technologies that support these different approaches, including: The success of these smaller, more open systems was that they kntegration the requirement of commodity computing but with a steep price–the need for integration with the existing, older system.


For example, the new SAP system implemented in accounting is a natural stovepipe application at the module level. Martyn Hill rated it liked it Aug 20, Saeid is currently reading it Jun s.linghicum, Hannu Kokko marked it as to-read Aug 30, Future of Transactional Middleware. Julie marked it as to-read Jan 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Firman marked it as to-read Mar 09, The significance of this is that the much heralded death of traditional systems has proven to have been somewhat premature. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Understanding the processes and the data that wnterprise within the enterprise and how each exists within the context of the other is the necessary first step in moving forward. The development of Enterprise Application Integration EAIwhich allows many of the stovepipe applications that infegration today to share both processes and data, allows us to finally answer this demand.

Enterprise Application Integration [Book]

Application software — Development. Why develop a new inventory control system when the best inventory control system already exists? An additional complication to this entrprise is that IT managers must perform integration projects inside fluid environments using rapidly advancing technology. While enterprise resource-planning applications are the leaders in the packaged applications market, many other types of packaged applications are finding their way into the enterprises.


Author Linthicum, David S. While this book includes chapters devoted to each type of EAI, a brief overview of the various types is provided here see Figure 1. If a customer leverages a single, host-based computer system with few applications existing on that platform, only a few thousand users would have only limited benefit from EAI.

This allows any and all information required for all transactions to be immediately available no matter where the information is located in the enterprise.

Put another way, EAI creates a common way for both business processes and data to speak to one another across applications. Features of the traditional system include both database and business processing existing together within the same environment.

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Enterprise Application Integration

Available via World Wide Web. While this sounds direct and straightforward, in a typical EAI-enabled enterprise, it might mean drawing from as many as one hundred databases and several thousands of tables. Account Options Sign in. Les Ball rated it really liked it Nov 27, While the question, “Why develop a new application when a packaged one exists? EAI is the “missing link” that has been absent in the quest for success in supply chain integration efforts of the past.