Enterprise Integration: The Essential Guide to Integration Solutions

Beth Gold-Bernstein, William Ruh

  • 出版商: Addison Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2004-07-16
  • 售價: $2,270
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 432
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 032122390X
  • ISBN-13: 9780321223906
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“The book’s use of real-world case study vignettes really does go to the heart of the subject matter. This stuff is real, it has real applicability to real problems, and, as with most things in life, it shows how it all comes down to real money in the final analysis. This book shows you what your peers are doing to drive costs out of integration projects and to build new applications without re-inventing the entire wheel—just a few new spokes and off you go. This is a good book. Read it.”

     —Peter Rhys Jenkins, Complex Systems Architect, Candle Corporation

“When you get two long-term, acknowledged experts on integration and interoperability together to lay out the current state of the IT universe you expect an immediate return on investment—and this book delivers. It’s common knowledge that 90% of total software lifecycle cost is in maintenance and integration, and that needs to drive IT decision-making. With comprehensive coverage of the integration technology landscape, and clear case studies presented at every turn, this book belongs on every IT manager’s, every system architect’s, and every software developer’s bookshelf.”

     —Richard Mark Soley, chairman and CEO, Object Management Group

“Today’s myriad of integration technologies and alternatives can be daunting. This book presents a framework and process for the evaluation, design, and selection of the appropriate integration technologies to meet your strategic business needs. You will find the templates a particularly useful mechanism to jump-start documentation and drive your decision-making process.”

     —Ron Zahavi, CIO, Global Business Transformation, Unisys Global Transformation Team; author of Enterprise Application Integration with CORBA

“It is refreshing to read a book that presents a good business approach to the integration challenge facing most business leaders today, while at the same time educating them about the major components of the required technologies and management practices changes required. The narrative, examples, and templates establish a common reference point between the business and the technology organizations. A must-read for senior business leaders challenged with the complexities of business integration, as well as Senior IT Leaders challenged with shrinking budgets and lower tolerances for failures.”

     —Chuck Papageorgiou, managing partner, Ideasphere

“Integration has, and will continue to be, one of the success indicators of any enterprise project. Failing to understand the nuances of integration is a critical mistake managers cannot afford to make.”

     —Marcia Robinson, author of Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution

“A much-needed book; it ties together the business and technology aspects of information system implementation, emphasizing best practices for really getting things done. I believe that both the technical and business communities will benefit from the in-depth material provided in this book.”

     —Dr. Barry Horowitz, professor of systems and information engineering, University of Virginia (former CEO, Mitre Corporation)

Integration of applications, information, and business process has become today’s #1 IT investment priority. Most enterprise integration books simply explain the technology. This one shows exactly how to apply it. It’s a step-by-step roadmap for your entire project—from the earliest exploratory stages through analysis, design, architecture, and implementation.

Renowned enterprise integration experts Beth Gold-Bernstein and William Ruh present best practices and case studies that bring their methodology to life. They address every stage from the decision-maker’s and implementer’s point of view—showing how to align business requirements to specific solutions, systematically reduce risk, and maximize ROI throughout the entire lifecycle. Coverage includes:

  • Supporting strategies, tactics, and business planning: enterprise integration from the business perspective
  • Defining realistic project success indicators and metrics
  • Establishing integration architectures: supporting near-term needs while building reusable infrastructure services for the long-term
  • Adopting metadata architecture and standards
  • Implementing four essential implementation patterns: application, information, composite, and process integration
  • Understanding service integration and implementing service-oriented architectures
  • Providing organizational structure and governance to support effective integration

The authors provide detailed plans and specification templates for application integration projects—both in the book and on the CD-ROM. These projects include identifying business drivers and requirements; establishing strategy; and integrating services, information, process, and applications.

Enterprise Integration was written for every member of the integration team: business and IT leaders, strategists, architects, project managers, and technical staff. Regardless of your role, you’ll discover where you fit, what to do, and how to drive maximum business value from your next integration project.


Table of Contents:




1. The Business Imperative for Enterprise Integration.

Executive Overview.

How Business is Changing.

Business Agility is Becoming a Competitive Requirement 9

Business Agility Requires Enterprise Integration.

The ROI of Enterprise Integration.

The Challenges of Integration.

How This Book Will Help.

2. Business Drivers and Requirements.

Executive Overview.

Business Drivers for Enterprise Integration.

Defining Requirements.

Business Drivers and Requirements Specification.

Best Practices.

Next Steps.

3. Enterprise Integration Strategy.

Executive Overview.

Why Has Enterprise-Wide Integration Failed in the Past?.

How to Succeed with an Integration Strategy.

SOA and Process Driven Integration.

How Long Should a Strategy Take?.

Enterprise Integration Strategy Specification.

Next Steps.


4. Enterprise Integration Architecture Overview.

Executive Overview.

The Business Case for a Strategic Enterprise Approach.

Components of an Enterprise Integration Architecture.

Organizational Structure and Architecture Governance.


Next Steps.

5. Current Integration Architecture Assessment.

Executive Overview.

Understanding Integration Technology.

Current Integration Architecture Assessment Specification.

Best Practices in Current Architecture Assessment.

Next Steps.

6. Technical Integration Architecture.

Executive Overview.

Technical Integration Architecture Specification.

Best Practices in Technical Integration Architecture.

Next Steps.

7. Service Integration Architecture.

Executive Overview.

Benefits of SOA.

Defining Services-Bottom-Up or Top-Down?.

Event-Driven Service Design.

Service Integration Architecture Specification.

Best Practices for SOA.

Next Steps.

8. Information Integration Architecture.

Executive Overview.

Understanding Metadata.

Metadata Architecture.

Metadata Standards.

Information Integration Patterns.

Enterprise Information Integration.

Information Integration Architecture Specification.

Best Practices in Information Architecture.

Next Steps.

9. Process Integration Architecture.

Executive Overview.

Why Process is Important to Business.

Understanding Process Integration Technology.

Process Standards.

Process Integration Architecture Specification.

Best Practices in Process Integration.

Next Steps.


10. Application Integration.

Executive Overview.

Application Integration Scenarios.

Choosing Application Integration Technology.

Application Integration Implementation Specification.

Best Practices in Application Integration.

Next Steps.

11. Information Integration.

Executive Overview.

Information Integration Scenarios.

Choosing Information Integration Technology.

Information Integration Implementation Specification.

Best Practices in Information Integration.

Next Steps.

12. Composite Application Integration.

Executive Overview.

Composite Application Integration Scenarios.

Choosing Composite Application Integration Technology.

Composite Integration Implementation Specification.

Best Practices in Composite Application Integration.

Next Steps.

13. Process-Driven Integration.

Executive Overview.

Process Integration Scenarios.

Choosing Technology for Process Integration.

Process Integration Implementation Specification.

Best Practices in Process Integration.

Next Steps.

14. Conclusion: Best Practices for Enterprise Integration.

Executive Overview.

Reference Architecture for the Fully Integrated Enterprise.

Succeeding with Strategic Integration.

Applying This Book.

Final Thoughts.

Appendix A: Business Drivers and Requirements Specification (Chapter 2).

Appendix B: Enterprise Integration Strategy Specification (Chapter 3).

Appendix C: Current environment assessment Specification (Chapter 5).

Appendix D: Technical Integration Architecture Specification (Chapter 6).

Appendix E: Service Integration Architecture Specification (Chapter 7).

Appendix F: Information Integration Architecture Specification (Chapter 8).

Appendix G: Process Integration Architecture Specification (Chapter 9).

Appendix H: Application Integration Implementation Specification (Chapter 10).

Appendix I: Information Integration Implementation Specification (Chapter 11).

Appendix J: Composite Application Integration Implementation Specification (Chapter 12).

Appendix K: Process Integration Implementation Specification (Chapter 13).




「這本書使用真實案例短篇故事真正觸及了主題的核心。這些東西是真實的,對真實問題有實際應用性,就像生活中的大多數事情一樣,最終歸結為真實的金錢。這本書向您展示了您的同行們是如何降低整合項目成本並構建新應用程序而不需要重新發明整個輪子 - 只需幾根新輻條,然後就可以出發了。這是一本好書。閱讀它。」
- Peter Rhys Jenkins,複雜系統架構師,Candle Corporation

「當您將兩位長期公認的整合和互操作專家聚在一起,以概述IT宇宙的現狀時,您期望立即獲得投資回報 - 這本書做到了。眾所周知,總軟件生命周期成本的90%用於維護和整合,這需要推動IT決策。本書全面介紹了整合技術風景,並在每個轉折點提供清晰的案例研究,這本書應該放在每個IT經理,每個系統架構師和每個軟件開發人員的書架上。」
- Richard Mark Soley,Object Management Group主席兼首席執行官

- Ron Zahavi,全球商業轉型CIO,Unisys全球轉型團隊;《使用CORBA進行企業應用程序整合》作者

- Chuck Papageorgiou,Ideasphere合夥人

- Marcia Robinson,《服務藍圖:執行路線圖》作者

- Dr. Barry Horowitz,弗吉尼亞大學系統和信息工程教授(前Mitre Corporation首席執行官)


知名企業整合專家Beth Gold-Bernstein和William Ruh提供了實踐經驗和案例研究,使他們的方法融入生活。他們討論了每個項目的各個方面,從最早的探索階段到分析、設計、架構和實施。