Home > Store

B2B Application Integration: e-Business-Enable Your Enterprise

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

B2B Application Integration: e-Business-Enable Your Enterprise

Book

  • Your Price: $35.99
  • List Price: $44.99
  • Usually ships in 24 hours.

Description

  • Copyright 2001
  • Dimensions: 7-1/4" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 432
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-70936-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-70936-0

In B2B Application Integration, noted enterprise application integration expert David Linthicum presents a timely, sophisticated introduction to middleware: the glue that holds today's rapidly changing e-Business IT infrastructures together. This book covers all aspects of e-Business integration, from concepts to technology, helping any IT professional understand how to leverage middleware to achieve business goals. Linthicum introduces each key technology enabling B2B application integration, including message brokers, application servers, XML, Microsoft's BizTalk initiative, Internet-enabled EDI, and more. Using real-world case studies and examples, he shows how to define an e-Business technical strategy that aligns with the objectives of the business; how to architect superior integrated B2B systems and infrastructure; and how to make the most of today's best tactical tools and techniques. For all IT managers, application integrators, and system architects concerned with delivering B2B systems that integrate diverse applications, both within the enterprise and beyond its borders.

Sample Content

Downloadable Sample Chapter

Click below for Sample Chapter related to this title:
ch1.pdf

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.

Preface

Business as usual? Does anyone remember what that phrase even means anymore? About the only thing certain about "business as usual" is that it is inadequate to survive in the new, technology-driven business environment. It just doesn't get the job done anymore. If IT organizations fail to transform and enable themselves to compete in the new Internet economy, they will find themselves among the "left-behinds," wondering what in the world hit them. Gartner Group has proclaimed that "e-commerce applications and technology have been elevated to 'core competency' status, and their success or failure will determine an enterprise's viability."

It is a whole new business world out there. It is dynamic and fluid. It is relentless. And it is dangerous. The thing that makes this new world so challenging to IT organizations is that the Internet e-Business model no longer exists solely in a technology domain. The new e-Business model is now being shaped and driven by the business units; technology has been reduced to an enabling role.

The importance of the Internet is mushrooming before our eyes. Forrester Research forecasts that the e-Business market will reach $1.3 trillion in only three more years. According to the IDC, businesses will spend $10 billion over the next five years to create the infrastructure that will support this e-Business market. In its research, Forrester found that almost half of the Fortune 500 executives surveyed had already opened up three or more corporate data systems to their business partners-and that 60 percent expected that number to grow threefold or more by 2001. Gartner predicts that by year-end 2002, more than 50 percent of large enterprises will have implemented at least one large-scale, extended-enterprise application to support multiple trading partners or Web-based external access to applications.

Woe be to the executive who tarries!

Determined to add competitive advantages to their businesses, savvy IT executives are enlarging their roles to provide customized business information applications and e-Business systems. All other aspects of their businesses, including traditional development for the enterprise, will be outsourced, purchased via packaged applications, or managed in the most efficient, cost- and time-balanced manner. This coming business reality requires a new type of integration technology--a technology that is dependent on intelligent, flexible middleware layers that "glue" all of these disparate applications and processes together.

The purpose of this book is to describe to you just how those middleware layers will function to hold everything together--and allow your business to succeed in the new e-Business world. Extending Enterprise Application Integration

The extended enterprise consists of automatic, electronic interfaces that link the computer systems of the ultimate selling business, the partners that finance or manage the transaction, external suppliers, carriers, and support operations. In turn, these external partners connect with a multitude of internal enterprise systems that support customer service, sales, manufacturing, procurement, logistics, accounting, human resources, and corporate finance.

The technology process of the extended enterprise is sometimes described in terms of "long transactions"--traditional purchases that are electronically and automatically linked across the supply, order, and financing chain in one continuous set of connected transactions. When an order is placed, all affected systems (supply replenishment, credit checks, financial accounting, sales reporting, feedback from marketing campaigns, and so on) are provided with real-time or near real-time updates so that the implications of the sale are recognized and acted upon.

e-Business depends on many of the same concepts and approaches that I outlined in my last book, Enterprise Application Integration. B2B application integration is a direct outgrowth of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), reusing many of the same approaches and technologies. However, e-Business challenges all the existing rules, since both approaches and technology must morph around this new, and more complex, problem domain.

Many of the lessons we learned in solving EAI problems will aid us in finding a solution set for B2B application integration. However, some of the approaches to application integration that occur within a firewall will be nontransferable to B2B application integration. Moreover, we need to create new concepts and technologies that are unique to moving information between partner organizations. As we saw with EAI, current technologies are limited, and users must learn to pick and choose wisely, bypassing the hype in order to determine which technology is best for their needs. Why This Book?

Although many books on the market address the high-level issues of e-Business, currently no other book details how to create B2B application integration solutions to move information and processes between organizations in real time. It doesn't take a genius to declare that applications should share information between organizations. Such declarations amount to little more than words. Accomplishing the task is something else again--action.

This book covers all aspects of B2B application integration, from concepts to technology. When you read it, you will understand the next level of e-Business technology. In addition to gaining the ability to apply this technology appropriately, you will clearly understand the enabling technology and standards, such as message brokers, application servers, XML, RosettaNet, BizTalk, and EDI. Whenever possible, I have taken advantage of case studies to make these concepts more accessible to you, and you'll also find case studies in the appendixes.

Ultimately, our task is to create the right e-Business strategy while keeping in mind the business drivers. After that, we must consider the architecture. Finally, we must consider the availability of various tactical solutions utilizing technology and techniques.

As we approach a real-time economy, the necessity of B2B application integration becomes more and more obvious. Even so, bridging the gap from "business as usual" to the benefits of the new e-Business is absolutely daunting for most organizations. The solutions will not come about overnight. It will take years of planning, analyzing, developing, and testing before we are able to take that first substantial step closer to e-Business nirvana.

Reading this book is the best way to begin mapping out your organization's path to B2B application integration success.



0201709368P04062001

Updates

Submit Errata

More Information

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.

Overview


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information


To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.

Surveys

Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.

Newsletters

If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information


Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.

Choice/Opt-out


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020