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XI implementation

Hi every one,

If XI is being implemented in an organisation, what are the different other tools that work together with XI.

For ex: Why are WBI, MQSeries used with XI, what r the other things instead of them.

-Naveen.

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    May 02, 2006 at 03:03 PM

    XI is a middle ware which sits in between two or more different softwares/systems to exchange the data (in form of messages) in their respective format. XI helps them send/receive the data in their respective formats.

    XI.. MQ series...Tibco ... etc are all data exchange architectures. So they are all same.

    And these needs to be installed according to requirement of the existing SLD systems. So EAI tool (XI/TIBCO/MQ/WEBMETHODS) installation depends on existing SLD systems.

    Enjoy!

    Suresh Yadav

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    May 02, 2006 at 07:00 PM

    WBI - Webmethods Business Integration .... it is too similar to above EAI tools

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    May 02, 2006 at 07:17 PM

    Hi Naveen,

    XI is a centralized Integration Platform with Open standard. i.e communication between 2 systems is via xml messages i.e open standard. And it is an EAI Tool like others whatever you have mentioned.

    But it has an upperhand towards SAP systems with Predelivered content in the XI.(if we compare with other EAI tools).

    So as mentioned we can integrate MQsereies, or any tools with XI .

    MQsereies,WBI are EAI tools. If a system landscape has MQseries in place, and now are implementing SAP , and want to integrate with Legacy systems with SAP, then XI can be used as an Integration Platform with existing MQseries . That means it will work with other Systems as well.

    Hope this helps,

    Moorthy

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      Hello,

      Altough it an old thread I think I'll elaborate as I;ve been asked these questions lately.

      XI and WBI are both used for the same function in your organization integration scenario, both allow you to receieve messages and based on smart routing rules and manipulation of the message data to transfer the message data to other systems in your organization.

      Since XI is an SAP product it has a much stronger buildin integration with other SAP systems then any other product, WBI have his own adventages as well.

      as an integration consultant I'd say that the main decision weather to use one or the other is a stratigical decision as to what system will be the one requiring greater integration abilities in the future - the SAP system or Legacy systems.

      and to answer the question: WBI is open standard (supporting XML, MQseries connetivity and a few more), MQseries is a message transfering program that support several protocol for handeling messages (like JMS).

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    May 02, 2006 at 08:26 PM

    Hi Naveen,

    See this seeburger's xi integrations strategry document, esp, the section "Top 10 drivers when evaluation SAP XI"

    http://www.seeburger.com/fileadmin/com/pdf/SAP_Exchange_Infrastructure_Integratio_Strategy.pdf

    Regards,

    Jay

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