Invisible Deployment of Integration Processes

  • Matthias Boehm
  • Dirk Habich
  • Wolfgang Lehner
  • Uwe Wloka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 24)


Due to the changing scope of data management towards the management of heterogeneous and distributed systems and applications, integration processes gain in importance. This is particularly true for those processes used as abstractions of workflow-based integration tasks; these are widely applied in practice. In such scenarios, a typical IT infrastructure comprises multiple integration systems with overlapping functionalities. The major problems in this area are high development effort, low portability and inefficiency. Therefore, in this paper, we introduce the vision of invisible deployment that addresses the virtualization of multiple, heterogeneous, physical integration systems into a single logical integration system. This vision comprises several challenging issues in the fields of deployment aspects as well as runtime aspects. Here, we describe those challenges, discuss possible solutions and present a detailed system architecture for that approach. As a result, the development effort can be reduced and the portability as well as the performance can be improved significantly.


Invisible deployment Integration processes Virtualization Deployment Optimality decision Heterogeneous integration platforms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Boehm
    • 1
  • Dirk Habich
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Lehner
    • 2
  • Uwe Wloka
    • 1
  1. 1.Database GroupDresden University of Applied Sciences 
  2. 2.Database Technology GroupDresden University of Technology 

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