Nirav Chanchani

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This article addresses the problem of heterogeneous XML-based information integration within the enterprise. First we examine the business problem and the technology options currently available to build a solution. Next, we discuss how emerging XML-based technologies can be used to effectively solve the problem. Specifically, we show how XQuery in conjunction with a J2EE-based application server can be the basis of a powerful and flexible architecture for synthesizing information in real time from heterogeneous sources across the enterprise. Business ProblemA large organization generally has multiple applications to manage its business information. These applications are domain-specific: they're designed to address a certain set of business operations or optimized for a specific business function, such as customer order entry. Accordingly, each application is very g... (more)