Web Services OK for MC Integrations

IT executives are increasingly interested in using web services for mission-critical integration among multiple endpoints, says a survey of 170 IT execs. IDN takes a look at why CIOs and architects are finding web services approaches more appealing --- even for complicated and mission-critical Enterprise Information Integration (EII) projects.

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IT executives are increasingly interested in using web services for mission-critical integration among multiple endpoints, says a survey of 170 IT execs. IDN takes a look at why CIOs and architects are finding web services approaches more appealing --- even for complicated and mission-critical Enterprise Information Integration (EII) projects.



Inside the Enterprise Information Integration Survey

The 2005 Enterprise Information Integration (EII) Survey results show increasing synergy between EII and Web Services, especially among organizations that have successfully deployed multiple EII applications. The survey was co-sponsored by ebizQ, a leading business integration web site; Ipedo Inc. a provider of EII software which combines SQL and XQuery; and Decideo, a European on-line business intelligence community.



EII is defined as the integration of data from multiple systems into a unified, consistent and accurate representation geared toward the viewing and manipulation of the data.



Inside the Study's Findings

for the 'Integration Developer'



  • Expert EII Users Embrace Web Services: Among users who have deployed multiple EII applications 63% use a Web Service as a data source in their EII
    projects and 53% publish their combined information as a Web Service.

  • EII Complements Other Data Integration Efforts: Almost half (47%) the people who have deployed multiple EII applications use EII in conjunction with other data integration approaches such as ETL or EAI.
  • EII Feeds Business Intelligence Applications: Business intelligence was the most popular destination for integrated information with 58% of all respondents mentioning Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion, MicroStrategy, or other BI tools. Web-based applications were the second most popular destination with 47%, followed by Web Services with 42%.

  • A copy of the full study can be downloaded free of charge coutesy of Ipedo.






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