As the number and complexity of systems and applications in today’s enterprises continue to grow, more and more IT organizations face the challenge of Enterprise Application Integration. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) can be described as efficiently linking diverse applications and systems so that they work as one and provide seamless business functionality. This challenging task requires an agile e-business infrastructure and a robust and flexible integration architecture that enables to share exchange and distribute data and functionality in a unified structured manner. Creating such a architecture demands the use of right mix of technologies and products.
ITOLIA provides e-Buisness and Enterprise Application Integration solutions in the following areas:
ITOLIA is committed to provide state-of-the-art Enterprise Application Integration solutions to its customers, considering their special business, time and budget requirements, but without making any compromises for meeting the key technical requirements such as flexibility, extensibility and scalability. Our consultants have years of solid data/application integration experience gained in large-scale projects across multiple industries such as finance, banking and publishing.
There are different techniques and methodologies for integrating systems and applications. When done without a clear strategical direction and a structured architecture, integration solutions that may seem to meet today’s immediate integration requirements can lead to difficult and costly to fix application/data problems for the enterprise in the long run. ITOLIA believes that the key to long-term success is an robust, flexible and extensible e-business architecture that meets today’s needs as well as tomorrow’s challenges. we provide e-business and EAI solutions that:
- are XML and Java based: XML and Java are a powerful combination for building EAI solutions. XML provides us with an architecture-independent and language-independent data format. XML is the cross-platform data format of choice, whereas Java platform is the cross-platform programming platform of choice. They together provides us with a framework that allows us to store, share and exchange structured and unstructured data in a very extensible and light-coupled manner.
- support latest EAI infrastructure technologies: including Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM) services, Presentation-Oriented Publishing (POP), Object Request Brokers (ORBs), Message/Data Hub Architectures, Application Servers, Integration Servers, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC, JDBC), Message Routing (Asynchronous messaging, Java Message Service, RMI, RPC etc.)
- use a mix of latest, best-of-breed integration products: : including
-Corba-based ORB’s: such as IONA’s OrbixT, Borland’s VisibrokerT
-Application Servers and Integration Servers: such as IONA’s iPortalT, Borlands AppServerT,IBM WebSphereT, BEA WebLogicT, Sun iPlanetT
-B2B solutions: such as IONA/NetFish XMLBus T, CandleNet eBusiness ExchangeT
- provide key application integration functionalities: including distributed application connectivity (connectors to applications, databases and packaged), data transport, syntactic and semantic data transformations, protocol transformations, rules-based and content-based routing, security, logging, transaction management, XML-based messaging, transformations and B2B data exchange.
A basic application integration infrastructure is established between applications and databases to allow disparate applications developed in different languages and platforms to communicate. These include program-to-program communication mechanisms such as RPC, RMI; object-level integration architectures and Object Request Brokers (ORBs) such as CORBA, DCOM; messaging systems, Java Message Service (JMS) and data-level facilities such as remote database/file access mechanisms.
Advanced middleware tools such as Application Servers, Web Servers, Integration Brokers, Message Warehouses and Gateways are used to create robust, structured application integration architectures with extended functionalities such as e-business functionality, distributed transaction management, data synchronization across multiple databases, data translation and transformation, protocol translation, rules- and content-based routing, legacy integration, connectors and adapters to various applications, databases and packaged applications such as SAP and PeopleSoft. In addition to object-level integration, service-level, loosely-coupled, event-driven architectures are used.
Process integration architectures that use Process Automation, Process Management and Workflow systems are used for coordinating entire multistep business processes across the enterprise. Graphical modeling tools are used to design and automate business processes. The workflow of a business process provides the context for integration. The rules that govern the sequencing and ensure the integrity of business transactions are defined.
B2B integration technologies and products are used to enable enterprises to communicate with their external partners, suppliers and to integrate data and transactions across organizational boundaries. These include B2B process management, partner management, XML-based business-to-business messaging, business-to-business security and web-based technologies that facilitate business transactions among trading partners.
E-business functionality that utilizes the services of the e-business infrastructure are provided in different solution domains such as portals, e-commerce, e-CRM, supply chains and distributed web services which are loosely-coupled components that communicate via XML interfaces through such protocols as SOAP or ebXML.