Examine Issues Relating To Implementing an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Solution.
Application and business integration is used to form business systems that are flexible. The changing business climate is a central concern for IT departments. The ability to create products that allow for efficient and quick response to changing business conditions is the basis for EAI vendor strategy.
Data integration is the means by which organizations understand the data scattered throughout or external to their organization, access it and deliver it, adapted for its intended use, to enterprise applications. Organizations accomplish integration through internal hand-coded programs that extract data from one or more sources and deliver it to a target system.
Businesses today face a serious and widening information "Integration Gap" between system integration demands and their ability to meet these demands. Hand coding is less expensive than packaged integrations software in the short term.
EAI is the base technology for services oriented architecture (SOA) he SOA broker components are industry specific scripts that implement specific functionality and create an on demand flexible IT infrastructure. The components are controlled by the SOA engine, which manages the directory and the flexible infrastructure that make the architecture work. SOA is middleware. Middleware works by leaving information in place and achieving business process IT through integration infrastructure.
Application integration software package requirements have evolved from hand coded functionality to encompass additional functionality, such as expanded connectivity, data profiling, data quality enhancement, bi-directional meta data (data about data) management, data transformation and routing and highly scalable parallel processing technology.
Key factors and trends driving demand for packaged application integration solutions include engines, brokers, adapters, and components.
The improved systems capability and proven return on investment for application integration markets represent the most compelling market driving forces. Companies that achieve faster time to market receive significant competitive advantage. The example of Apple achieving competitive advantage over Sony in the electronic music markets is a central and compelling issue driving every enterprise to look at the advantages of enterprise application integration.
EAI software license markets at $1.4 billion in 2005 are expected to reach $4.9 billion by 2012. (See Figure 2-14 and Table 2-15.) Markets are growing as the Internet dominates e-commerce channel adoption. Supply chain automation is a market driving force. Integration of applications by the financial services industry has not been dented. Most integration is still achieved with custom coding. EAI licenses impact the banking and insurance industries. Companies in every industry are achieving competitive advantage from the use of EAI technology. It is used to replace batch processing with real time exchange of information. This is a significant market driver.
This is the 288th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.
Key Topics Covered Include:
- Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Shares and Market Forecasts
- Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Market Driving Forces
- Business Integration Industry Trends
- Issues Relating To Implementing An EAI Solution
- Coordinating Activities Via EAI
- Need For Integration Software
- Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services
- EAI Real Time Processing
- EAI Integration Of ERP and Distributed Information
- Business Intelligence
- Business Activity Integration
- Application Integration Technical Advantages
- Enterprise Integration Analysis
- Application Integration Functionality
Companies Mentioned Include:
- Cape Systems Group
- Envoy Technologies
- Hewlett-Packard (HP)
- Progress Software
- Sun Microsystems
- Zebra Technologies
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