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Your business becomes more powerful when you integrate horizontally, connecting with the vast amounts of data, legacy systems, and custom business applications inside and outside your business. Integration gives you real-time transaction processing, data mining, and decision-support systems to bring your business up to Web speed.

Here, we've gathered an extensive list of the best resources on our sites for learning about integrating your applications, your enterprise, and your business processes.

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Business integration
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Integration management
Integration through Web services
User interface integration
Knowledge management and integration
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We recommend that you start with the following products, many of which are included with a developerWorks Subscription.
WebSphere Studio
IBM WebSphere Studio is an open comprehensive development environment for building, testing and deploying dynamic on demand e-business applications. Founded on open technologies and built on Eclipse, WebSphere Studio provides a flexible, portal-like integration of multi-language, multi-platform and multi-device application development tools that maximize your productivity, increase ROI and improve overall time to value.
WebSphere Application Server
IBM WebSphere Application Server is a high-performance and extremely scalable transaction engine for dynamic e-business applications. The Open Services Infrastructure allows companies to deploy a core operating environment that works as a reliable foundation capable of handling high volume secure transactions and Web services. WebSphere continues the evolution to a single Web services-enabled, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server and development environment that addresses the essential elements needed for an on demand operating environment.
WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2
You can use WebSphere Business Integration Server V4.2 to quickly integrate new or existing applications or systems on diverse platforms, create and rapidly deploy new business processes, or solve a variety of business integration needs.
DB2 Universal Database
DB2 Version 8.1 helps solve critical business problems by integrating information across the entire enterprise by leveraging federated Web services and XML. DB2 is delivering new federated capabilities that enable customers to integrate information as Web services. DB2 also delivers new XML enhancements that make it easier for programmers to integrate DB2 and XML information.
DB2 Information Integrator
This new family of products is designed to help you integrate structured, semistructured and unstructured information effectively and efficiently. These products, based on the previously disclosed Xperanto project, provide the foundation for a strategic information integration framework to help access, manipulate, and integrate diverse, distributed and real-time data.
Lotus Domino
Lotus Domino 6 represents an evolution of the platform, adding features that increase the strength of Domino as a strategic platform for Web applications, messaging, and e-business. New enhancements for application design and expanded support for standards-based development methodologies give developers of all skill levels even more capabilities to add collaboration to new or existing Web, Notes, or mobile applications. Domino 6 server provides platform choice in both hardware and operating system, with further enhancements in security, administration, performance, enterprise data integration, and directory options.
Rational Rose family
The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has become the software industry's standard notation for representing software architecture and design models. Many development organizations are finding that modeling with the UML helps them build better software faster. Rational Rose software is your solution for building better software faster with the UML.
Lotus Discovery Server
This knowledge management server for e-business users provides organizations with the easiest way to organize and locate resources across various systems and information sources.
Lotus Sametime
Lotus Sametime is real-time collaboration software with instant messaging, whiteboarding, and application sharing capabilities.
Tivoli Identity Manager
Companies are increasing the number of users - customers, employees, partners and suppliers - who are allowed to access information. As IT is challenged to do more with fewer resources, effectively managing user identities throughout their lifecycle is even more important. IBM Tivoli Identity Manager provides policy-based identity management across legacy and e-business environments. Intuitive Web administrative and self-service interfaces integrate with existing business processes to help simplify and automate managing and provisioning users. It incorporates a workflow engine and leverages identity data for activities such as audit and reporting.
  Training
Looking for training that can get you started? We recommend the following.
Speed-start your Linux app
Hungry for Linux apps? Get IBM middleware for Linux (DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Studio Site Developer, WebSphere MQ, Lotus Domino, Tivoli Access Manager, and more) on a free Linux Software Evaluation Kit (SEK) -- plus all the free tech support and training you need to get started!
Speed-start Web services
Do you want to learn how to build and deploy Web services using the latest Java-based tools and middleware from IBM that support industry-based open standards? The Speed-start Web services program has everything you need. Get the latest IBM development tools and middleware, provide online training with tutorials and articles, and hands-on workshops and technical briefings in your area. There's even technical support with online forums moderated by IBM Web services experts.
Developing Solutions for e-business
This tailored curriculum view helps you find the IBM Education courses most applicable to you.
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