Enterprise Application Integration, or EAI, is a buzzword that gives a name to the informal process that’s been going on for years—the integration of various. Enterprise Application Integration has 25 ratings and 1 review. Steve said: This is a popular introduction to EAI – short on detail, long on asinine (a. Defining EAI As corporate dependence on technology has grown more complex and far reaching, the need for a method of integrating disparate applications.

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Until recently, architecture at the enterprise level had been virtually nonexistent. The Integratuon Business Model. Chris Reesman marked it as to-read May 15, The end result could have been a mixing and matching of technologies and paradigms. Helika marked it as to-read Jan 11, Middleware hides the complexities of the underlying operating system and network in order to facilitate the easy integration of various systems in the enterprise.

Enterprise Application Integration

In the early days of computing, information was processed on centralized platforms. Appication trivia or quizzes yet.

Anoop added it Feb 20, Only by creating a method of accomplishing this integration can EAI be both functional and cost effective. Every application, database, transaction table, method, and other element of enterprise computing is accessible anytime, anywhere. Data federation software provides EAI architects and developers with the ability to view many different physical databases, no matter the brand or model, as a single logical database and database model.


Corporate America is finally shutting down the playground that was once information technology. As technology developed, platforms changed. These technologies allow developers to build and reuse business processes within an enterprise–even between enterprises. For example, accounting may have built their information systems around a rnterprise, while human resources leveraged the power of distributed objects, and research and development might have used distributed transaction processing technology.

Tough, centralized decisions must be made. Perhaps with EAI, we may get it right. S.linthidum many texts describe the features and functions of middleware, in the world of EAI, middleware is used as a simple mechanism to move information and shared business logic between applications.

As a result, integrating the data and processes that may exist on these desktops within the enterprise could prove to be a nightmare. Middleware provides developers with an easy way to integrate external resources using a common set of application services. A number of factors contributed to this.

Worse still, traditional middleware demands significant alterations to the source and target systems, embedding the middleware layer into the application or data store. Traditional Systems Traditional systems also known as “legacy systems” are stovepipe applications that may exist with many other stovepipe applications in a centralized environment.

In no time, the process will grow so complex as to render it almost unmanageable. The Value of Frameworks. This single location in Queensland: With Safari, you learn the way you learn best.

Moreover, the need to integrate those systems with packaged systems has been intensified by the integrztion of packaged applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft, and Baan.


Understanding the Enterprise and Problem Domain. EAI provides a set of integration-level application semantics.

Forester Research estimates that up to 35 percent of development time is devoted to creating interfaces and points of integration for applications and data sources. Sharing information among these systems is particularly difficult because many of them were not designed to access anything outside their own proprietary technology. Packaged Application Technology Architecture. The end result is software pipes running in and out of existing enterprise systems, with no central control and central management, and a limited ability to react to change.

Chaos Today, Order Tomorrow The establishment of enterprise architects is a significant and positive development. These applications came about when traditional mainframe systems failed to solve departmental problems or, more likely, did not solve them quickly enough.

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EAI is the solution to the unanticipated outcome of generations of development undertaken without a central vision or strategy. Open to the public ; QA The development of Enterprise Application Integration EAIwhich allows many of the stovepipe applications that exist today to share s.lnithicum processes and data, allows us to finally answer this demand. This process can take on several dimensions, including:.