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Service Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint

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Service Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint

Overview of this book

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) refers to building systems that offer applications as a set of independent services that communicate and inter-operate with each other effectively. Such applications may originate from different vendor, platform, and programming language backgrounds, making successful integration a challenging task. This book enables you to integrate application systems effectively, using the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint, which is supported by real-world scenarios in which this Integration Blueprint has proved a success.This book will enable you to grasp all of the intricacies of the Trivadis Architecture Blueprint, including detailed descriptions of each layer and component. It is a detailed theoretical guide that shows you how to implement your own integration architectures in practice, using the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint. The main focus is on explaining and visualizing the blueprint, including comprehensive descriptions of all of its layers and components. It also covers the more basic features of integration concepts for less experienced specialists, as well as shedding light on the future of integration technologies, such as XTP and Grid Computing. You will learn about EII and EAI, OGSi, as well as base technologies related to the implementation of solutions based on the Blueprint, such as JCA, JBI, SCA and SDO.The book begins by covering fundamental integration for those less familiar with the concepts and terminology, and then dives deep into explaining the different architecture variants and the future of integration technologies. Base technologies like JCA and SCA will be explored along the way, and the structure of the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint will be described in detail, as will the intricacies of each component and layer. Other content includes discovering and comparing traditional and modern SOA driven integration solutions, implementing transaction strategies and process modeling, and getting to grips with EDA developments in SOA. Finally, the book considers how to map software from vendors like Oracle and IBM to the blueprint in order to compare the solutions, and ultimately integrate your own projects successfully.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
Service-Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint
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At this point in time, you should have a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of integration, and the terminology used with it. You should now understand:

  • The basic concepts used in the context of integration architecture

  • The different architecture variants, such as point-to-point, hub-and-spoke, pipeline, and SOA

  • What service-oriented integration is and why it is important

  • The different types of data integration and the accompanying patterns

  • The difference between Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Enterprise Information Integration (EII)

  • The concept of Event Drive Architecture (EDA) and the different types of Event Processing and why they play an important role in integration

  • The integration technologies of the future: grid computing and extreme transaction processing (XTP)

In the next chapter, you will learn about the base technologies related to the implementation of solutions based on the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint.