Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Enterprise Application Integration

  • Janette WongEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1183


Application-centric interfacing; Application-to-application integration; EAI


Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is concerned with making applications work together seamlessly, by sharing data and functions among data sources and applications across heterogeneous platforms, facilitated by the use of common middleware. The applications can be a mixture of in-house developed, commercially packaged, and open-source applications; some are contemporary applications, some are legacy systems. Some of the applications were not designed to work together originally. The majority of the definitions set the boundary of EAI for integration within an enterprise. Integration across enterprises involves additional and sometimes different considerations that are covered by solutions that fall under the category of business-to-business (B2B) integration [1]. Variations of the definition of EAI can be found in existing literature. Some of the definitions include the idea that...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Canada LtdMarkhamCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • H.-Arno Jacobsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Elec. and Comp.Eng.Univ. of TorontoTorontoCanada