DTS will prioritize necessary supporting requirements and determine which of the general message
broker services are most important to your organization. Whether it is EBI (electronic business
integration) or B2B, A2A or B2C, DTS will start by helping you define the key issues that will allow
your organization to focus on the criteria for making product selection.
DTS will focus on determining the business justification and best-of-breed technology for proceeding
with your EAI project.
DTS can also help by simplifying or re-engineering your business processes above any
technological solution with the help of our Business Process Reengineering professionals.
EAI and message brokering have become important IT tools for integrating disparate systems.
However, we believe that selecting the right product for the job is still a difficult process. DTS helps
organizations take a pragmatic and strategic view in selecting a message broker. Ensuring that you
understand your key selection criteria, and map these to outcomes.
Before you embark on your EAI project DTS can assess your technical infrastructure to ascertain its
ability to support your aspirations. We can provide services to review and assess your existing IT
architecture and suggest a strategy to align it with the requirements for embracing or preparing to
embrace the e-business culture.
DTS will guide your organization through the process in order to answer these important questions:
· Just how much is it costing to support current application integration?
· What other techniques might be employed to address identified issues?
· Is there a technical reference model in existence in the organization that can help guide
· Are integration issues becoming more or less invasive?
DTS understands today’s Standards and is familiar with the vendors that have proposed (extensible
markup language) XML interchange standards such as BizTalk, OFX (Open Financial Exchange) as
well as the following:
· Active Software Inc.'s ActiveWorks Integration System
· IBM's MQSeries Integrator
· Mercator Software Inc.'s Mercator Enterprise Brokers
· NEON's (New Era of Networks) e-Biz Integrator
· STC's (Software Technologies Corp.) e.Gate Integrator
· TIBCO Software Inc.'s ActiveEnterprise
· HP's e-Speak platform- e-services framework
· Vitria Technology Inc.'s BusinessWare
DTS supports the following general criteria for your EAI projects:
· Work-flow enabled (including standards implemented)
· Integration with B2C and B2B strategies and products
· Support for integrating disparate technologies (including protocols, data formats, and platform
· Provision of message auditing and other formal document security requirements
· ERP integration (pre-packaged adapters)
· Modularity so that additional services can be added as needed
· Specialization in a specific business sector (such as financial)
· Vendor position (strength, strategic relationships, R&D spending, third-party analyst views)
· Vendor services (such as training, development, support, installation and project services, and
· Key target platforms, standards, and underlying technologies, and
· How they complement, reinforce or conflict with your IT strategy and technical reference model
· Maintainability, upgrade ability, supportability, scalability, and performance
· Middleware and message-queuing choices
· Vendor's future direction for product, current maturity of product
· Need for integration with your business partners
· The distributed nature of your organization and its applications.
ESB Enterprise Service Bus -Development Models and Tools.
ESBs are the "next-generation middleware" that will deliver the same level of integration to midsize
companies that larger companies have gotten from application servers for years. ESB is the
emergence of stronger standards, especially for XML, JMS and Web services
DTS understands that ESB is a modular middleware layer passing data between applications and
systems via a bus (or ring) architecture that has a core asynchronous messaging backbone with
intelligent transformation and routing for reliability. This contrasts with the traditional hub-and-spokes
integration model with passive nodes and intelligent hubs.
The ESB depends upon standards-based technologies—typically, but not always, Java Message
Service (JMS), Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) connectors and/or XML document exchange
capability. DTS understands that with Services deployed at each application plug into the bus via
standards-based connections. Applications can be activated from or to anywhere on the bus, without
having to go through a central hub.
Despite the reliance on standards, DTS can support your organizations chosen messaging
approaches and features with their choice of ESB packages. To simplify your ESB projects, we can
work with vendors to add development consoles or dashboards using Java and drag-and-drop
ESB is the right choice for your organization if it wants:
· To take advantage of real-time connectivity across heterogeneous environments
· Interoperability—the ability to interconnect applications and systems across messaging
platforms and operating systems.
· Lower costs: What in the past might have been multimillion-dollar integration projects can cost
one-fourth to one-third
· Simpler development models that rely on standards and are suited to generalist developers.
· Services-oriented architecture, which can harness Web services capabilities.
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