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B2B Application Integration: e-Business-Enable Your Enterprise

By David S. Linthicum

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional

Published Date: Dec 5, 2000

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.

Vertical Market 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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