In this blog I’d like to take a look at Application Integration Models and their traditional approach. So, what in the world does that mean? Well, back in the days when I was fresh out of college and got recruited, I received training on Application Integration or Middleware. At that point I didn’t realise quite how vast the topic of Middleware was. No wonder it always seemed confusing to me!
Having worked with some of the popular EAI tools like TIBCO BW, Vitria Businessware and SAP PI, it’s time for me now to familiarize myself with something from the IBM product catalogue as well. IIB – IBM Integration Bus. It is the next product offering from IBM in the ESB range; an extension to Websphere Message Broker and Websphere ESB. Going forward, users of Websphere ESB and Message Broker, would have to migrate to IIB. So, here’s few of my initial thoughts when working with IIB.