The IBM Information Server(IIS) provides a unified set of tools that can be used to support all types of information integration. In addition, the common services of IIS allow you to manage how services are deployed. This allows cleansing and transformation rules or federated queries to be published as shared services within an SOA, using a consistent and easy-to-use mechanism.
This article discussed how to integrate different legacy data models into a common information sharing model by generating and deploying information as a web service. The IIS suite of tools provides many other components that assist in building other types of integration solutions.
As you familiarize yourself with the other IIS functions and services, you will be able to create other, more interesting information integration scenarios.