B2B Application Integration: e-Business-Enable Your Enterprise / Edition 1

B2B Application Integration: e-Business-Enable Your Enterprise / Edition 1

by David S. Linthicum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201709368

ISBN-13: 9780201709360

Pub. Date: 12/05/2000

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

e-Business is no longer a buzzword; it is a reality in which internal and external business systems customers, financial partners, suppliers, and support operations communicate and execute transactions instantly and automatically. These emerging electronic business-to-business (B2B) relationships require a new type of integration technology that is dependent on

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Overview

e-Business is no longer a buzzword; it is a reality in which internal and external business systems customers, financial partners, suppliers, and support operations communicate and execute transactions instantly and automatically. These emerging electronic business-to-business (B2B) relationships require a new type of integration technology that is dependent on intelligent, flexible middleware layers that glue disparate applications, databases, and processes together.

B2B Application Integration is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, techniques, and technologies that enable application integration, the technical foundation of e-Business. Noted application integration expert David Linthicum details real-time application integration solutions and explains how middleware layers work to create a seamless whole out of numerous independent systems, both within and between enterprises.

Inside you will find in-depth coverage of the five types of B2B application integration: data-oriented, application interface-oriented, method-oriented, portal-oriented, and process integration-oriented. B2B Application Integration also describes in detail available middleware technologies and existing and emerging B2B application integration standards. Specific topics covered include:

  • Enabling B2B application integration standards, including XML, RosettaNet, BizTalk, and XSLT
  • Message brokers and B2B integration servers for B2B application integration
  • EAI technology and B2B application integration
  • Database-to-database integration models
  • Integrating with packaged applications and vertical market interfaces
  • Frameworks, distributedobjects, and transaction servers for method-oriented B2B application integration
  • Portal-oriented integration, focusing on Web enablement technologies
  • Digital exchanges and B2B application integration
  • Tools and approaches for process integration-oriented B2B application integration
  • Transactional middleware, including Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Transactional COM+, and their use with application servers
  • Java middleware standards such as JMS, EJB, J2EE, and RMI
  • Traditional RPCs and Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM)
  • Distributed objects, including CORBA and COM+
  • Database-oriented middleware, including ODBC, JDBC, and OLE DB

Also discussed are the ways to evaluate and choose the most effective application-integration approaches and technologies for your organization. This book will give you a clear understanding of the tools and techniques required for successful application integration and the know-how you need to put them to work to create a successful e-Business solution.



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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201709360
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/05/2000
Series:
Addison-Wesley Information Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents



Preface.


Acknowledgments.

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. Defining B2b Application Integration.

Moving to e-Business.

Using B2B Application Integration.

What's B2B Application Integration?.

Leveraging Your Assets.

Applying Technology.

Making the Business Case for B2B Application Integration.

Middleware and B2B Application Integration.

Middleware Makes B2B Application Integration.

Approaching e-Business.

New e-Tricks for Old Dogs?.

Types of B2B Application Integration.

Data-Oriented.

Application Interface-Oriented.

Method-Oriented.

Portal-Oriented.

Process Integration-Oriented.

II. TYPES OF B2B APPLICATION INTEGRATION.

2. Understanding Data-Oriented B2b Application Integration.

Going for the Data.

Data-Oriented B2B Application Integration by Example.

Consider the Data Source.

Relational.

Object-Oriented.

Multidimensional.

Other Data Storage Models.

Working with Data-Oriented B2B Application Integration.

3. Application Interface-Oriented B2b Application Integration.

Application Interfaces.

What's an API?.

Approaching Application Interfaces.

The Interface Tradeoff.

Packaged Applications.

Packaged Application Technology Architecture.

Packaged Application APIs.

Other Interfaces.

VerticalMarket Application Interfaces.

Custom Applications.

Using Application Interfaces.

4. Method-Oriented B2b Application Integration.

Method-Oriented Example.

Scenarios.

Leveraging Frameworks for B2B Application Integration.

The Value of Frameworks.

Framework Functionality.

Framework Types.

Framework Categories.

Enabling Technology.

Application or Transaction Servers.

Distributed Objects.

Sharing Methods within Your Trading Community.

5. Portal-Oriented B2b Application Integration.

Portals by Example.

Portal Power.

Web-Enabled World.

Single-System Portals.

Multiple Enterprise System Portals.

Trading Community Portals.

Portal Architecture.

Web Clients.

Web Servers.

Database Servers.

Back-End Applications.

Application Servers.

Portals and B2B Application Integration.

6. Process Integration-Oriented B2b Application Integration.

What Is Process Integration-Oriented B2B Application Integration?.

Implementing Process Integration-Oriented B2B Application Integration.

Documenting Processes.

Defining Processes.

Executing Processes.

Tools and Approaches.

Process Modeling.

Middleware Interfaces.

Process Integration and B2B Application Integration.

III. e-Business Integration Technology.

7. An Introduction To Middleware.

What's Middleware?.

Middleware Models.

Point-to-Point Middleware.

Many-to-Many Middleware.

Synchronous versus Asynchronous.

Connection-Oriented and Connectionless.

Direct Communications.

Queued Communications.

Publish/Subscribe.

Request/Response.

Fire-and-Forget.

Types of Middleware.

RPCs.

Message-Oriented.

Distributed Objects.

Database-Oriented.

Transaction-Oriented.

Message Brokers.

Tough Choices.

8. Transactional Middleware and B2B Application Integration.

Notion of a Transaction.

The ACIDTest.

Scalable Development.

Database Multiplexing.

Load Balancing.

Fault Tolerance.

Communications.

Application Servers.

Evolving Transactions.

Enterprise JavaBeans.

Transactional COM+ (Using AppCenter).

Future of Transactional Middleware.

9. RPCS, Messagig, and B2B Application Integration.

RPCs.

Message-Oriented Middleware.

Future of MOM.

10. Distributed Objects and B2B Application Integration.

What Works?.

What's So Difficult?

What's So Easy?

What's a Distributed Object?.

The General Idea of ORBs.

CORBA.

COM+.

The Realities.

11. Database-Oriented Middleware and B2B Application Integration.

What Is Database-Oriented Middleware?.

Types of Database-Oriented Middleware.

ODBC.

JDBC.

OLEDB.

Going Native.

Database Gateways.

Ready for Prime Time.

12. Java Middleware Standards and B2B Application Integration.

Categories of Java Middleware Standards.

Database-Oriented.

Inter-Process.

Message-Oriented.

Application-Hosting.

Distributed Objects.

J2EE.

Built-in Middleware.

Transactional J2EE.

Messaging J2EE.

Distributed App J2EE.

Middleware Platforms Emerging.

The Future of Java and Middleware.

13. Message Brokers and B2B Application Integration.

Message Broker Services.

Why a New Layer?.

Considering the Source (and Target).

Message Transformation Layer.

Schema Conversion.

Data Conversion.

Intelligent Routing.

Rules Processing.

Message Warehousing.

Repository Services.

Graphical User Interface.

Directory Services.

Management.

Adapters.

Thin Adapters.

Thick Adapters.

Static and Dynamic Adapters.

Using an API.

Other Features.

Topologies.

The Future of B2B Application Integration and Brokers.

IV. B2B APPLICATION INTEGRATION STANDARDS.

14 Xml And B2b Application Integration.

The Value of XML.

What XML Is.

What XML Adds.

What XML Does Not Add.

XML Meets Middleware.

Integration Solutions.

XML-Enabled Standards.

XML and B2B Application Integration.

15 Using Rosettanet For B2b Application Integration.

RosettaNet History.

What's RosettaNet?.

Business Process Modeling.

Business Process Analysis.

PIPDevelopment.

Dictionaries.

It's the PIP.

The Technology.

PIP Communications.

PIPMessage Structure.

RosettaNet Networked Application Protocols.

RosettaNet and B2B Application Integration.

16. Biztalk And B2b Application Integration

BizTalk Framework.

BizTalk Documents.

BizTalk Message Structure.

Document Routing.

BizTalk Architecture.

Schema Management.

Framework Portal.

BizTalk Server.

Routing Documents.

Delivering Documents.

Security.

Application Integration Components.

BizTalk Management Desk.

BizTalking.

17. Using Xslt For B2b Application Integration.

What's XSLT?

The Mechanisms.

XSLT Processors and Processing.

Transformation Process.

XSLT B2B Applications.

Schema Conversions.

Converting XML to Something Else, and Vice Versa.

XSLT and B2B.

18. Understanding Supply Chain Integration.

Value of the Chain.

Defining Your Supply Chain.

Extending Applications.

Binding the Home System to a Stranger's.

The Process.

Supply Chain Technology.

Supply Chains Organize.

19. B2B Application Integration Moving Forward.

Problem Domains Change.

B2B Applications Emerging.

Moving from EDI to XML.

Moving from Data-Oriented to Application-Oriented Integration.

Loose Ends.

Security.

Performance and Scalability.

Administration.

Middleware Vendor Approaches.

Data-Oriented.

Application Integration-Oriented.

Process Integration-Oriented.

Transaction-Oriented.

Distributed Object-Oriented.

United We Win, Divided We Fail-Technologies Join Forces.

Selecting B2B Technology.

Approaches.

Which One?

B2B Application Integration-Clearly the Future.

V. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Integrating SAP R/3.

Appendix B: Integrating PeopleSoft.

Appendix C: RosettaNet PIP Specification.

Bibliography.

Index.

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