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Service Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint

Guido Schmutz, Peter Welkenbach, Daniel Liebhart

For SOA professionals this is the classic guide to implementing integration architectures with the help of the Trivadis Blueprint. Takes you deep into the blueprint’s structure and components with perfect lucidity.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849681049
Paperback240 pages

About This Book


  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Basic Principles
Integration architecture variants
Patterns for EAI/EII
Patterns for data integration
Patterns for service-oriented integration
Event-driven architecture
Grid computing/Extreme Transaction Processing (XTP)
Chapter 2: Base Technologies
Java Connector Architecture (JCA)
Java Business Integration (JBI)
Service Component Architecture (SCA)
Service Data Objects (SDO)
Process modeling
Chapter 3: Integration Architecture Blueprint
Dissecting the Trivadis Integration Architecture Blueprint
Transport level: Communication layer
Integration domain level: Collection/distribution layer
Integration domain level: Mediation layer
Application level: Process layer
Notation and visualization
Chapter 4: Implementation scenarios
EAI/EII scenarios
Service-oriented integration scenarios
Data integration scenarios
EDA scenario
Grid computing/XTP scenario
Connecting to an SAP system
Modernizing an integration solution
Trivadis Architecture Blueprints and integration
Chapter 5: Vendor Products for Implementing the Trivadis Blueprint
Oracle Fusion Middleware product line
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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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