This session highlights the technical capabilities of Eclipse (Equinox) which allow the platform to be used for non-GUI business scenarios (mini server environments and headless operation). These capabilities are used to create a solution which extends SOA to the edge. This solution integrates all the business points at the edge with Enterprise Information Systems using messaging technologies.
The solution was developed for a major retail enterprise, which needed to integrate their in-store retail systems such as PoS systems, label printers, scale systems and handheld devices into an existing back-bone service bus. The requirements for the solution are:
The presenters will cover the architecture in-depth and explain the exploited Equinox features on an existing customer case. A mini messaging provider is used on the Equinox runtime for ensuring secure and reliable data exchange with the messaging back-end.
Stefan Fassmann is an IT Architect from IBM Software Group's Lab Services in Boeblingen, Germany. After he had finished his degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in radio networks in 1996, he started working on mobile workforce and remote access solutions in IBM Global Services. In 2000, he moved to the Pervasive Computing Software service group at the IBM Lab in Boeblingen. Since then he has been engaged in various mobile and embedded solution customer projects using IBM WebSphere and Lotus software technology.
This session is part of the curated collection of short talks titled
"Runtime Riena and SOA"