Service Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint

Service Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint
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  • Discover and understand the structure of existing application landscapes from an integration perspective
  • Get to grips with fundamental integration concepts and terminology while learning about architecture variants
  • Fully comprehend all the individual layers and components that make up the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint
  • Map and compare a variety of different vendor platforms to the blueprint
  • Packed with visual representations of the blueprint in order to help you fully understand its structure and implementation

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 240 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2010
ISBN : 184968104X
ISBN 13 : 9781849681049
Author(s) : Guido Schmutz, Peter Welkenbach, Daniel Liebhart
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, SOA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Basic Principles
Chapter 2: Base Technologies
Chapter 3: Integration Architecture Blueprint
Chapter 4: Implementation scenarios
Chapter 5: Vendor Products for Implementing the Trivadis Blueprint
Appendix: References
  • Chapter 1: Basic Principles
    • Integration
      • Concepts
        • A2A, B2B, and B2C
      • Integration types
        • Information portals
        • Shared data
        • Shared business functions
        • Differences between EAI and SOA
      • Semantic integration and the role of data
      • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
        • Levels of integration
      • Messaging
      • Publish/subscribe
      • Message brokers
      • Messaging infrastructure
      • Enterprise Service Bus
        • The core functions of an ESB
        • The structure of an ESB
      • Middleware
        • Middleware communication methods
        • Middleware base technologies
        • Routing schemes
    • Integration architecture variants
      • Point-to-point architecture
      • Hub-and-spoke architecture
      • Pipeline architecture
      • Service-oriented architecture
    • Patterns for EAI/EII
      • Direct connection
        • Uses
      • Broker
        • Uses
      • Router
        • Uses
    • Patterns for data integration
      • Federation
        • Uses
      • Population
        • Uses
      • Synchronization
        • Uses
        • Multi-step synchronization
    • Patterns for service-oriented integration
      • Process integration
        • Uses
        • Variants
      • Workflow integration
        • Variants
    • Event-driven architecture
      • Introducing EDA
      • Event processing
        • Simple Event Processing (SEP)
        • Event Stream Processing (ESP)
        • Complex Event Processing (CEP)
    • Grid computing/Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP)
      • Grid computing
        • Data grids
        • Distribution topologies
        • Agents
        • Execution patterns
      • Uses
      • XTP (Extreme Transaction Processing)
      • XTP and CEP
      • Solid State Disks and grids
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Base Technologies
    • Transactions
      • Transactional systems
      • Isolation levels
        • Serializable
        • Repeatable read
        • Read committed
        • Read uncommitted
      • Phantom reads
      • Two-Phase Commit protocol (2PC)
      • XA transactions
    • OSGi
      • OSGi architecture
      • OSGi bundles
      • Collaborative model
    • Java Connector Architecture (JCA)
      • Uses
      • JCA components
      • Contracts
    • Java Business Integration (JBI)
      • JBI components
    • Service Component Architecture (SCA)
      • SCA specification
      • SCA elements
      • Composites
    • Service Data Objects (SDO)
      • SDO architecture
      • Implemented patterns
    • Process modeling
      • Event-driven Process Chain (EPC)
      • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
      • Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
      • The application of process modeling
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Integration Architecture Blueprint
    • Dissecting the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint
      • Standards, components, and patterns used
      • Structuring the integration blueprint
      • The road to the integration blueprint
      • Applications and integration
      • Layers in the integration solution
      • Information flow and roles
      • Information flow and building blocks
      • Combining the collection and distribution layer
      • Change of direction in the information flow
      • Adding the process layer
      • The role of the process layer
      • The building blocks of the process layer
      • Information flow in more complex integrations
        • The target becomes the source in a more complex integration
        • Routing to different target systems in the mediation layer
        • Routing to different target systems in the communication layer
        • Task sharing in the mediation layer
        • Management using a workflow building block
      • Allocating layers to levels
    • Transport level: Communication layer
      • Responsibility
      • Concepts and methods
      • Building blocks
        • Transport protocols
        • Transport formats
    • Integration domain level: Collection/distribution layer
      • Responsibility
      • Concepts and methods
      • Building blocks
    • Integration domain level: Mediation layer
      • Responsibility
      • Concepts and methods
      • Building blocks
        • Canonical data model
        • Message construction
        • Messaging channel
        • Message routing
        • Message transformation
    • Application level: Process layer
      • Responsibility
      • Concepts and methods
      • Building blocks
        • Job scheduler
        • Portal
        • Workflow
        • Event processing pattern
    • Notation and visualization
      • Representing the scenarios and the notation used
      • Visualizing different levels of granularity
      • Representing transaction boundaries
      • Configuration parameters as additional artifacts
      • Extension for capacity planning
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Implementation scenarios
    • EAI/EII scenarios
      • Implementing the direct connection business pattern
        • Variant with synchronous call over asynchronous protocol
      • Implementing the broker business pattern
      • Implementing the router business pattern
    • Service-oriented integration scenarios
      • Implementing the process integration business pattern
        • Variant with externalized business rules in a rule engine
        • Variant with batch-driven integration process
      • Implementing the workflow business pattern
    • Data integration scenarios
      • Implementing the federation business pattern
        • Variant of the federation pattern using mashup technology
      • Implementing the population business pattern
        • Variant involving encapsulation of the population pattern as a web service
        • Variant of the population pattern started by a change event from Change Data Capture (CDC)
        • Variant with SOA-based population pattern triggered by a Change Data Capture event
      • Implementing the synchronization tbusiness pattern
    • EDA scenario
      • Implementing the event processing business pattern
        • Variant with two levels of complex event processing
    • Grid computing/XTP scenario
      • Implementing the grid computing business pattern
        • Variant with ESB wrapping a data grid to cache service results
    • Connecting to an SAP system
    • Modernizing an integration solution
      • Initial situation
        • Sending new orders
        • Receiving the confirmation
        • Evaluation of the existing solution
      • Modernizing — integration with SOA
        • Evaluation of the new solution
    • Trivadis Architecture Blueprints and integration
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Vendor Products for Implementing the Trivadis Blueprint
    • Oracle Fusion Middleware product line
      • Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA)
    • Oracle Data Integrator
    • IBM WebSphere product line
    • IBM Information Management software
    • Microsoft BizTalk and .NET 3.0
    • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
    • Spring framework combined with other open source software
    • Summary

Guido Schmutz

Guido Schmutz is an Oracle ACE director for Fusion Middleware and SOA and works for the Swiss Oracle Platinum Partner Trivadis. He has more than twenty years of technology experience ranging from mainframes, integration, and SOA technologies in financial services, government, and vendor environments. At Trivadis he is responsible for SOA, application integration, and open source-based development. He has lengthy experience as a developer, coach, trainer, and architect in the area of building complex Java EE and SOA-based applications. Currently, he is focusing on SOA and application integration projects using the Oracle SOA Suite. Guido is also co-author of the books Service-Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint, "Spring 2.0 im Einsatz," "Architecture Blueprints," and "Integration Architecture Blueprints".

Peter Welkenbach

Peter Welkenbach works as a consultant, senior architect, and trainer in the fields of requirement engineering, object-oriented methodologies, software engineering, and quality management. He has more than 20 years experience of designing and implementing complex information systems for banks, automotive manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies. For 10 years he has been a technology evangelist for Java technology and the use of the corresponding frameworks in customer projects. Peter Welkenbach is a course developer, author of numerous publications, and speaker at JAX and international Oracle conferences. He has been using Spring in numerous customer projects since it first appeared in summer 2003. His current focus is on enterprise architecture and lean architecture methodologies. In his current projects he works as an enterprise architect for a well known German retailer.

Daniel Liebhart

Daniel Liebhart has over 20 years of experience in the information technology field, which has culminated in a broad technical and business know-how. For 10 years he has been working in different management positions, leading IT professional services or product development. His broad know-how comprises the engineering, realization, and operation of complex and internationally operated IT systems for the Telecommunication, Finance, Logistic, and Chemical industries, as well as for public services. He has authored three books for Hanser Publications, is a passionate computer science engineer, possesses several awards, and has worked for Trivadis, a leading independent IT service company operating in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He works as an assistant professor at the University of Applied Science in Zurich.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Gain real transparency in the confused theoretical world of concepts relating to integration architecture
  • Get to grips with existing application landscapes for integration
  • Master the intricacies of architecture variants like point-to-point, hub-and-spoke, pipeline, and SOA
  • Discover future integration technologies like XTP and Grid Computing
  • Uncover how to implement transaction strategies and process modeling
  • Fully grasp the Communication, Collection/Distribution, Mediation, and Process layers of the Trivadis Blueprint
  • Comprehensively compare traditional and modern SOA-driven integration solutions
  • Implement application systems correctly without losing sight of a high-performance, scalable, and affordable enterprise architecture
  • Map platforms from vendors like Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft to the Blueprint
  • Gain the skills and confidence to successfully integrate your own projects with highly applicable integration knowledge

In Detail

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.

A concise theoretical guide to SOA Integration based on real world-examples. Visualize the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint, discover the future of integration, and much more.


A theoretical guide, this book provides detailed and structured explanations and visualizations of the Trividas Integration Architecture Blueprint, showing you the strategy to implement your own integration projects. It draws on real-world integrations at an architectural level, and explores both product-neutral and specific integration scenarios.

Who this book is for

If you are an IT architect or manager who is responsible for any aspect of operating integration solutions, and you want to learn how to implement integration architectures in practice with the help of the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint, then this book is for you. A comprehensive understanding of SOA is required, though previous knowledge of the Trivadis Blueprint is not necessary. Less experienced specialists who have not yet dealt with integration will benefit greatly from this book by first gaining knowledge of concepts and terminology used in the context of integration architecture, while those already familiar with such expertise can move straight to discovering the base technologies associated with implementing solutions based on the Blueprint, and getting to grips with the Blueprint's structure itself. If you want to assess the solutions from different vendors and ultimately achieve comprehensive SOA integration results using the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint, then this book is ideal for you.

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