DCOM is a commercial implementation of Microsoft
's Distributed Component Object Model
(DCOM) technology by Software AG
for the Windows, AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, Linux, AS/400, z/OS, z/VM, and BS2000/OSD platforms.
EAI with EntireX
Primarily an EAI
product, EntireX allows integration with legacy systems (mainframes), package systems (e.g., SAP) and also with Web services. It enables communication amongst DCOM applications running on Windows and non-Windows platforms in a heterogeneous network. For instance, a it enables a DCOM application running on a Windows machine communicate with a DCOM application running on an AS/400 platform. A use of EntireX is to Web-enable a mainframe application (compared to using Screen Scraping
EntireX is XML compliant and offers a GUI wizard-based application for building integration solutions.
Components of EntireX
There are 3 components of EntireX:
- EntireX Communicator, which enables communications with back-end systems, and can handle synchronous and asynchronous communication
- EntireX XML Mediator, which is primarily a router for XML messages
- EntireX Adapters, which provide adapters to integrate with both front-end (e.g., web servers, app servers) and back-end (e.g., mainframe) systems
1. EntireX Documentation
2. Software AG
3. This IDC paper contains an overview of EntireX architecture