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Enterprise Integration: The Essential Guide to Integration Solutions by William Ruh, Beth Gold-Bernstein

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Chapter Eleven. Information Integration

Executive Overview

Data integration was the earliest form of integration. Data files were moved between systems in batch mode. Corporate information was consolidated in the form of data warehouses, data marts, and operational data stores. While these physical consolidated data sources continue to be important to organizations, real-time integration technologies became much more attractive solutions.

Data integration has matured dramatically in the last few years. In the past it was a point-to-point solution, strictly focused on moving blocks of information from one system to another. With the movement to real time, a focus on the importance of metadata and the need to integrate all forms of content, we find ...

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