Throughout the history of the IT industry, integration has been an important part of most projects. Integration of transactional, integration of data or integration of processes, each has its own challenges and associated patterns and anti-patterns. In an age of Mobile, Social and Cloud, integration is more than important than ever, but the scope of the challenge facing IT projects has changed. Partner APIs, social networks, physical sensors and devices, all of these and more are important sources of capability or insight. No longer is it sufficient to integrate resources under control of the enterprise, many important resources live in the ecosystem beyond the enterprise boundaries.
With this as the basic tenet, what are then the modern integration patterns that help enterprises become and remain competitive? How do you choose when to use which pattern? What is the topology of an Engaging Enterprise? And how do you accelerate the process of implementation through intelligent choice of supporting integration middleware?
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides guidance on how to choose the most appropriate integration pattern for the task at hand. It is aimed at integration practitioners and architects with the intent of providing practical guidance on the choice of integration patterns and technologies.
Part 1. Topology of an integrated enterprise
Chapter 1. Business Integration Anno 2013
Chapter 2. Engaging enterprise and systems interaction
Chapter 3. Middleware topology of an engaging enterprise
Part 2. Integration Patterns
Chapter 4. Enterprise Application Integration
Chapter 5. Service Integration
Chapter 6. Gateway Integration
Chapter 7. Mobile Integration
Chapter 8. API Management Integration