Enterprise Information Integration: Successes, Challenges and Controversies
The vision underlying this industry is to provide tools for integrating data from multiple sources without having to first load all the data into a central warehouse. The goal of EII Systems is to provide uniform access to multiple data sources without having to first loading them into a data warehouse. Since the late 1990's, several EII products have appeared in the marketplace and significant experience has been accumulated from fielding such systems. This collection of papers, by individuals who were involved in this industry in various ways, describes some of these experiences and points to the challenges ahead.