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XML in Data Management by M. David Allen, Peter Aiken

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8

Focusing XML and DM on Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)

Introduction

Enterprise Application Integration, or EAI, is yet another one of those buzzwords that we in technology have heard repeatedly over the years. Everyone was going to work on large EAI projects that would yield astounding results. A number of promises were made about EAI, but the end products were decidedly mixed. As with many ideas and technologies, ultimately the benefit derived is closely related to the way in which the idea is implemented. Throughout this book, we have talked about the importance of good data management as part of an XML-based approach to a problem. This chapter will continue along those lines with a discussion of the way EAI and XML work together, ...

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