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Microsoft Previews Windows Azure Application Integration Services

by Richard Seroter on  Jan 06, 2012 9

In late December 2011, Microsoft announced the pre-release of a set of services labeled Windows Azure Service Bus EAI Labs. These enhancements to the existing Windows Azure Service Bus make it easier to connect (cloud) applications through the use of message routing rules, protocol bridging, message transformation services and connectivity to on-premises line of business systems.

EA as a Catalyst for Innovation

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Dec 09, 2010

Melvin Greer, a senior fellow at Lockheed Martin, challenged enterprise architects to drive EA as an enabler of innovation at various talks and most notably in his interview with Government Computer News. InfoQ spoke with Melvin Greer to clarify his vision of enterprise architecture and its impact on the relationship between IT and business.

ZapThink on Enterprise IT Trends in The Next Decade

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 16, 2010

Zapthink 2020 was announced recently as Zapthink’s conceptual framework to explain the trends and crisis that will shape Enterprise IT over the next decade. Jason Bloomberg (Managing Partner, Zapthink LLC) announced the explained the birth of Zapthink 2020 to InfoQ.

CBDI-SAE Reference Framework Continues to Evolve

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 03, 2010

CBDI talks about the history and evolution of the CBDI-SAE reference framework in the September 2010 Journal Report. CBDI-SAE reference framework has evolved in the in the past few years by embracing Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Real time Business Intelligence (BI) and Cloud architectural patterns and process principles based on continuous improvement.

The Top-Down vs Bottom-Up SOA Debate Revisited

by William Martinez Pomares on  Jul 19, 2010 1

A long standing debate in the SOA community about top down vs. bottom up approaches to SOA resurfaced recently, after open source ESB maker MuleSoft announced the release of a management console said to support their bottom-up approach to SOA management philosophy.

Article: Mainframe Integration with JBoss ESB and LegStar

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2009 4

In a new article, Fady Moussallam & Mark Little describe how to use the open source JBossESB to integrate legacy COBOL CICS applications without necessarily having to rely on XML and Web Services stacks.

Article: Getting Started With Spring Integration

by Abel Avram on  Jan 20, 2009 12

In this article, Joshua Long introduces the readers to Spring Integration, an extension of the Spring framework supporting the Enterprise Integration Patterns. After a short introduction into Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), the article presents an example of the integration between an email application and a blogger one.

SOA Equals Integration?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 04, 2009 8

After several years of existence, SOA continues on without a full consensus opinion on what exactly SOA is. A recent presentation at Gartner AADI Summit by Yefim Natis started a never ending debate about relationships/differences between SOA and integration.

Nokia sees the Silverlight

by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 07, 2008

Nokia announced it will make Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 available for its S60 phones running Symbian OS as well as Series 40 devices and Nokia Internet tablets. Silverlight will give developers opportunities to create rich and interactive applications running on multiple platforms.

Don't Let Consumers and Service Providers Communicate Directly

by Mark Little on  Mar 06, 2008 2

Ron Schmelzer of ZapThink discusses why most integration-developers aren't "doing" SOA and why this is bad for Service Oriented Architecture. He discusses the problem and illustrates some straightforward approaches to alleviate it, which don't always require significant investments in new infrastructure.

Is XMPP the Future of Cloud Services?

by Gavin Terrill on  Jan 28, 2008 1

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) has proven itself as a winner for instant messaging, but could it also be the protocol of choice for service integration in the future?

Steve Sloan on BizTalk Server 2006 R2

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 04, 2007

InfoQ talked to Steve Sloan, Senior Product Manager, about the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 in the context of SOA.

Microsoft announces the CTP3 of the ESB Guidance

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 14, 2007

Microsoft is releasing a new drop of its ESB Guidance (CTP3). The ESB guidance is a framework that runs on top of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and leverages WCF to provide ESB functionality (routing, transformation, validation,...).

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration v7.1: a new architecture and enhanced SOA capabilities

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 09, 2007

SAP is ramping up for the launch of its latest version of the SAP NetWeaver Process Integration platform. Product Manager Sindhu Gangadharan said SAP NWPI v7.1 will be available next month. In an interview with Paul Read, she details the platform’s new capabilities.

Are Mashups EAI 2.0?

by Gavin Terrill on  Aug 07, 2007 3

Mashups are a lightweight, agile approach to application integration that utilize the protocols and standards of the web. Gregor Hohpe explores the use of Mashups and asks the question - Are Mashups EAI 2.0?

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