An XML-Based Middleware for Information Integration of Enterprise Heterogeneous Systems
Nowadays, most data in enterprise systems is still stored in relational databases, which brings the majority of difficulties to achieve information interoperation between enterprise-level heterogeneous systems. In this context, we propose a middleware to integrate information from heterogeneous enterprise system based on XML standard. The proposed integration architecture aims at providing a coherent and meaningful view of the integrated heterogeneous information systems by leverage the back-end relational data sources. The architecture of the middleware relies on the well-known mediator/wrapper architecture and satisfies the semantic integration features by several main functions including data descriptions, schema transformations and integrations based on the XML-Schema standard.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
S. Li et al., "An XML-Based Middleware for Information Integration of Enterprise Heterogeneous Systems", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 516-519, 2006