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Taking the Lead in SOA Integration

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Taking the Lead in SOA Integration

  1. 1. iSOA Group - LabCorp iSOA Group - LabCorp Taking the Lead in SOA Integration Building an SOA Infrastructure
  2. 2. Agenda Section 1 Introductions Section 2 The Accidental Architecture Section 3 The Long Road ahead – and associated pitfalls Section 4 The Progression 2
  3. 3. Introductions  The iSOA Group  25 employees (High skilled Architects-SWITA’s)  Focus on IBM SOA and supporting WebSphere Products  Offices in San Francisco, Boston  DataPower SOA Appliance, WebSphere ESB, WebSphere Advanced ESB (Message Broker), WebSphere Process Server, Partner Gateway, WebSphere & WBI Adapters, WebSphere Portal  100 % owned by Commerce Solutions  Motivation  Professional and personal reasons to excel in Healthcare  Motivated by complex integration challenges  Understands the challenges, pitfalls of large integration projects 3
  4. 4. Problems  Many technologies blended  EAI brokers – but at a department level  FTP – not real time  RPC/Stored procedure - hardwired  Direct Socket – un-pliable to changes  Potential issues with retrofitting  Development teams in silos  Adds costly resources to maintain systems 4
  5. 5. Approaching SOA  Leverage Best Practices from EAI to SOA  Leave and Layer approach  Standardize on XML  Embrace Web Services and SOA  SOAP  WSDL  XML  Refactor to use DataPower as ESB 5
  6. 6. Standardize on XML Integration Broker Orders Billing Pharma/Bio CMS ERP Legacy XML PeopleSoft Health plans Enterprise Partners 6
  7. 7. Separate Routing Logic with SOA/ESB Routing Routing Logic Logic Routing Routing Logic Logic Routing Routing Logic Integration Broker Logic Orders Billing Pharma CRS ERP Legacy Bio Peoplesoft Enterprise Partners Health Plans 7
  8. 8. Implement DataPower as ESB Pipeline Integration Broker Orders Billing Pharma CMS ERP Legacy Bio Peoplesoft Enterprise Partners Health plans 8
  9. 9. Utilize DataPower to secure the Pipeline Field level encryption Digitally Sign Decrypt Encrypt Integration Broker Orders Billing Pharma CRS ERP Legacy Bio Peoplesoft Enterprise Partners Health Plans 9
  10. 10. Benefits with our solution approach  Infrastructure upgrade  Fits into any network • Vendor agnostic  Hardens (secures) web services  Reduces cost of developers adding security  Provides a single point of maintenance for security  In alignment with corporate governance (SOX)  Improves SOA pipeline performance  Often 70 times faster  ROI achieved sooner. 10
  11. 11. Benefits with our solution approach (cont.)  Our DataPower solution adds:  Enhanced throughput, reduced latency for XML processing and security processing  XML firewall & XML threat protection (eligible for DMZ deployment)  A higher level of security assurance including DoS protection  Additional administrative capabilities (CLI, signed and encrypted logging, etc.)  Service Level Management capabilities  Our DataPower solution improves upon WebSphere Message Broker:  – Enhanced WS-* (in particular WS-Security support)  – Web services gateway functionality (eligible for DMZ deployment)  – Optimized any-to-any transformation  Our DataPower solution brings to WebSphere ESB:  Enhanced WS-* support  Support for non-XML data  MQ, WebSphere JMS connectivity  Advanced Web services gateway functions 11
  12. 12. iSOA Group Comprehensive  Variety of standards CICS  Web Services  C++  Mainframe Message  Messaging Broker Portal z-series  Others WPS  Business Processing  Human interaction  Long running transactions  Process coordination  Large transaction volumes  Need to coordinate between many vendors 12
  13. 13. ESB Patterns from iSOA Group  Two Patterns  iSOA Group Point to Point and Secure  iSOA Group Comprehensive 13
  14. 14. How we add value  Enforce governance and compliance  Management  Secure and build pipeline  SOA framework 14
  15. 15. iSOA Group Point to Point and Secure  Pure Web Services  < 5000 transactions  Secure transactions  Performance oriented  Data integration  Great for Quick hitters App Server 15
  16. 16. Point to Point Web Services Integration WPS Hardware ESB Adapter Frameworks MQ adapter CICS 16

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