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MDMe sit on top of XI? What are ways to integrate to MDMe

Does anyone know if MDM3 sits on top of XI? If not, then XI is not required would be my guess. So, does anyone know if MDMe can interface with MQ, JMS or other methods?

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    May 06, 2005 at 05:56 PM

    Hi John,

    I wouldn't use the term 'sit on top' in this context. If I assume that your question pertains to integration between MDME and XI then here is my answer:

    In Service Oriented world, no technology is too tightly or too loosely coupled together. You should be able to take advantage of what you already have and couple them as you need to solve the business problem in 'desirable' amount of time. The requirement of SOA (ESA) dictates that your architecture need to be flexible and agile. So, to answer your question: yes, you should be able to use other methods to integrate MDME into your landscape.

    But, if you give a different twist to this and look from the angle of efforts you will require to build all the integration by yourself and then maintain it, update it on ongoing basis will lead to higher TCO and even you will not be able to take advantage of future release of MDM on quick successions. The beauty of MDME as a part of NetWeaver is in its pre-integration of integration platform and interoperatability to other platforms like websphere, .Net and using industry standards like web services, etc.

    The question is not about short term benefits but what would you lose by not using pre-integrated stack and what will you gain by using XI with MDM.

    I hope I answer your question.

    Thanks,

    Rahul

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  • May 07, 2005 at 07:26 PM

    Rahul,

    I would like to avoid the GB charges of XI and use MDME via Websphere(WBI) or .Net. So, my question do I need XI to integrate. So, what are the means in which MDME can intergrate, does it have the capability to submit object/messages in MQ, JMS, via a WebService etc., and if so, is it proprietary in nature?

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    • Former Member

      There are Java and COM APIs coming out of the box. You may build your own functional logic (including concrete Web Services) based on these APIs.

      Another option to integrate from/to MDME is to use Import Manager and Syndicator in a batch mode.