Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular.
JDBC, Oracle , CICS, IMS, IBM DB2 UDB). Note that the data acquisition component is crucial to EAI success , and is tied to Data Cleansing (see below). Most vendors refer to these interfaces as adapters or connectors . Especially to many large corporations, efficient access to legacy systems such as ADABAS or IDMS may be required, and not via flat file extracts which are expensive, time consuming, and bandwidth intensive. In addition, Event-based data acquisition can be difficult to define, usually