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End-to-end Integration with IBM Sterling B2B Integration and Managed File Transfer solutions

Book Description

Across numerous vertical industries, enterprises are challenged to improve processing efficiency as transactions flow from their business communities to their internal systems and vice versa, simplify management and expansion of the external communities, accommodate customer and supplier preferences, govern the flow of information, enforce policy and standards, and protect sensitive information. Throughout this process, external partners must be on-boarded and off-boarded, information must flow across multiple communications infrastructures, and data must be mapped and transformed for consumption across multiple applications.

Some transactions require synchronous or real-time processing while others are of a more periodic nature. For some classes of customer or supplier, the enterprise might prefer a locally-managed, on-premise solution. For some types of communities (often small businesses), an as-a-Service solution might be the best option. Many large enterprises combine the on-premise and as-a-Service approach to serve different categories of business partners (customers or suppliers).

This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on solutions for end-to-end integration in complex value chains and presents several end-to-end common integration scenarios with IBM Sterling and IBM WebSphere® portfolios.

We believe that this publication will be a reference for IT Specialists and IT Architects implementing an integration solution architecture involving IBM Sterling and IBM WebSphere portfolios.

Please note that the additional material referenced in the text is not available from IBM.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. Preface
    1. The team who wrote this book
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  4. Part 1 Introducing the proposed solution architecture
  5. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 Scope
    2. 1.2 How to use this book
    3. 1.3 Products used
    4. 1.4 Intended audience
    5. 1.5 Conceptual architecture
    6. 1.6 Business benefits
    7. 1.7 Overview of scenarios
    8. 1.8 Lab environment
  6. Chapter 2. Enabling seamless and secure integration inside and outside of the enterprise
    1. 2.1 What are the business requirements?
      1. 2.1.1 Basic concepts and design forces: A gentle introduction
      2. 2.1.2 Conclusion
    2. 2.2 Secure cooperation with business partners
      1. 2.2.1 Technical security function
      2. 2.2.2 Gateway function
      3. 2.2.3 Technology choices
      4. 2.2.4 Small enterprises
      5. 2.2.5 Medium and large enterprises
    3. 2.3 Seamless integration inside the enterprise
      1. 2.3.1 Connectivity matters: Messaging
      2. 2.3.2 WebSphere MQ
      3. 2.3.3 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB): Enabler for Service Oriented Architecture
      4. 2.3.4 IBM ESB products
      5. 2.3.5 Technology choices
      6. 2.3.6 Small enterprises
      7. 2.3.7 Medium and large enterprises
  7. Chapter 3. Connecting with your partners and managing your communication
    1. 3.1 What are the business requirements?
    2. 3.2 Typical scenarios and implementation
      1. 3.2.1 Sample scenario: IBM Sterling File Gateway
      2. 3.2.2 Sample scenario: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct
      3. 3.2.3 Sample IBM Sterling Control Center scenario
      4. 3.2.4 Sample IBM Sterling B2B Cloud Services scenario
      5. 3.2.5 Sample WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliances XB62 scenario
    3. 3.3 Product information
      1. 3.3.1 IBM Sterling File Gateway
      2. 3.3.2 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct
      3. 3.3.3 IBM Sterling B2B Cloud Services
      4. 3.3.4 IBM Sterling Control Center
  8. Chapter 4. Routing and transforming messages
    1. 4.1 What are the business requirements?
    2. 4.2 Message based integration choices
      1. 4.2.1 Message translator pattern
      2. 4.2.2 Messaging bridge pattern
      3. 4.2.3 Message aggregator pattern
      4. 4.2.4 Message splitter pattern
      5. 4.2.5 Message request/response correlator pattern
    3. 4.3 Product information
      1. 4.3.1 WebSphere Message Broker
      2. 4.3.2 WebSphere Transformation Extender
      3. 4.3.3 WebSphere DataPower XB62 appliance
      4. 4.3.4 Sterling B2B Integrator
  9. Part 2 Scenarios based on the proposed solution architecture
  10. Chapter 5. Health Insurance scenario
    1. 5.1 Business value
    2. 5.2 Prerequisites: Technical and infrastructure
      1. 5.2.1 Software prerequisites
      2. 5.2.2 Skills prerequisites
    3. 5.3 Presenting the healthcare scenario
      1. 5.3.1 Inbound flow part 1: Sterling Secure Proxy/Sterling B2B Integrator/Sterling File Gateway
      2. 5.3.2 Inbound flow part 2: WebSphere Message Broker/WebSphere Transformation Extender
      3. 5.3.3 Outbound flow
    4. 5.4 Configuring the scenario
      1. 5.4.1 Scenario outline
      2. 5.4.2 Scenario implementation
    5. 5.5 Testing the scenario
      1. 5.5.1 Original message
      2. 5.5.2 Delivery to Sterling File Gateway and routing of the message
      3. 5.5.3 Processing of the message in Sterling B2B Integrator
      4. 5.5.4 Processing of the message in WebSphere Message Broker
      5. 5.5.5 Final message delivery to backend application
      6. 5.5.6 Delivery of the acknowledgement to the trading partner
    6. 5.6 Conclusion
  11. Chapter 6. Financial Services scenario
    1. 6.1 Business value
    2. 6.2 Prerequisites: Technical and infrastructure
      1. 6.2.1 Software prerequisites
      2. 6.2.2 Skills prerequisites
    3. 6.3 Presenting the Financial Services scenario
      1. 6.3.1 Alternate scenarios
    4. 6.4 Configuring the scenario
      1. 6.4.1 Installing and configuring the IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
      2. 6.4.2 Installing and configuring the IBM Sterling File Gateway
      3. 6.4.3 Installing and configuring the IBM Sterling Connect Direct
      4. 6.4.4 Installing and configuring the IBM Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent
      5. 6.4.5 Installing and configuring the IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
      6. 6.4.6 Installing and configuring the IBM Sterling Control Center
      7. 6.4.7 Installing and configuring the IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender Design Studio
      8. 6.4.8 Installing and configuring the IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender for Integration Servers
    5. 6.5 Testing the scenario
    6. 6.6 Extended scenario
      1. 6.6.1 Business value
      2. 6.6.2 Additional prerequisites
      3. 6.6.3 Overview of the extension scenario
      4. 6.6.4 Alternate configurations
      5. 6.6.5 Configuring the extended scenario
    7. 6.7 Conclusion
  12. Chapter 7. Supply Chain scenario using AS2 and EDI
    1. 7.1 Business value
    2. 7.2 Prerequisites: Technical and infrastructure
      1. 7.2.1 Software prerequisites
      2. 7.2.2 Skills prerequisites
    3. 7.3 Presenting the scenario
      1. 7.3.1 Primary scenario
      2. 7.3.2 Alternate scenarios
    4. 7.4 Configuring the scenario
      1. 7.4.1 Configuring the IBM WebSphere B2B Appliance XB62
      2. 7.4.2 Configuring the IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender
      3. 7.4.3 Configuring IBM Sterling B2B Integrator
    5. 7.5 Testing the scenario
      1. 7.5.1 Inbound flow
      2. 7.5.2 Outbound flow
      3. 7.5.3 Viewing the test results
    6. 7.6 Conclusion
  13. Chapter 8. IBM Sterling B2B Cloud Service scenarios
    1. 8.1 File-based B2B cloud scenario
      1. 8.1.1 Business value
      2. 8.1.2 Presenting the scenario
      3. 8.1.3 Configuring the scenario
      4. 8.1.4 Testing the scenario
      5. 8.1.5 Conclusion
    2. 8.2 EDI-based B2B cloud scenario
      1. 8.2.1 Business value
      2. 8.2.2 Presenting the scenario
      3. 8.2.3 Configuring the scenario
      4. 8.2.4 Testing the scenario
      5. 8.2.5 Conclusion
  14. Appendix A. Additional material
    1. Locating the Web material
    2. Using the Web material
  15. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  16. Back cover