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Using XI for Service Enablement


For my current project, we are evaluating using XI for service enablement of SAP and non-SAP applications.

Does anyone have experience of doing this. Would appreciate some key points we should keep in mind while deciding / planning this.

Thanks in advance,


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    Posted on Dec 05, 2005 at 02:34 PM

    Hi Jaideep,

    XI would the right choice for providing services for SAP and nonSAP applications. we have over 40 scenarios on our ESA push , which we successfully finished developing on XI.

    XI provides a stable communication hub, enabling the customers to have a single service provides.

    The issue that will impact on planning and development is the design solution you are choosing, XI let you expose services as webservices asy/asycn , you could do message mappings in half a dozen ways abap mapping/ java mappings / XSLT etc. The decision to you the right option that suites the availabe expertise and resources was a bigee in our case.

    But in any case XI is an excellant choice.



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      First than all there can be many reasons to choose or not to choose for XI, you could even write a complete book about pro's con's...

      I also agree with the previous note when is said that XI can be an excellent choice.

      Nevertheless, one should pay attention to the requirements of your integration landscape; for instance do you need high availability/High performance/throughput? In addition to this you should also investigate whether you'll be dealing with massive data replication or simple data exchange? In other words; Are we talking about hundred's, thousand's or million's of transactions to be performed by XI?

      To be honest in the last case I would put all my bets to something else than XI. XI is not intended (at least right now) to perform massive data replication like an ETL would normally do.



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