application adapter

application adapter

A layer of software that converts the data from the application into a common form acceptable for integration with other applications. See application integration and integration server.
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* Comprehensive content integration application adapters, multi-level workflow, data transformation and syndication tied to a "virtual content repository" model that accesses and manages enterprise information and business processes, and delivers them in context.
Oracle9iAS Interconnect provides consumer to Oracle and non-Oracle applications via application adapters. Custom adapters can be created with an adapter Software Development Kit and a graphical design tool for creating and modifying integrations to support the Publish/Subscribe, Request/Reply, and Point-to-Point messaging paradigms Oracle may not want to publicly accept consumer choice, but look beyond the hyperbole and the products required to make a success of Web Services and EAI are already in the warehouse.
Edwards applications, AMX Utiligy -- a pioneering next generation solution for the utilities industry, AMX Wireless -- fully integrated mobile applications for the agile enterprise, and AMX Application Adapters -- a comprehensive suite of adapters that automate the integration of third-party vendor applications and technologies.
The Netfish XDI system consists of three parts: a set of application adapters to convert information from the major ERP packages to XML; a communications and messaging infrastructure; and a workflow and business process automation tool.
It insists it's not just a data transformation specialist but offers products up and down the classic EAI 'stack' including application adapters and business process flow.
Extricity has collected up its third party application integration tools into a suite called AllianceFusion including SAP, Baan, PeopleSoft and Oracle application adapters, plus MQSeries, MSMQ, Active Software and Tibco middleware.
Below that is the integration layer, and below that again are the "very thin" application adapters. Forte has written some of the earliest adapters, including a set for SAP AG's R/3, but says once application vendors adopt XML and the XSL extensible stylesheet language as a standard information exchange mechanism, it won't need to write further adapters.

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