Call It Whatever You Want, EII Still Alive

Kara Reeder

Is Enterprise Information Management dead? Perhaps the buzzword is, notes IT Business Edge blogger Loraine Lawson.


"EII was quickly overshadowed by ESBs, ETL and other integration solutions. But instead of disappearing, it became absorbed into niche applications and bigger products."

eBizq blogger David Linthicum agrees, saying the industry


"can only handle a certain number of buzzwords, so EII was renamed by many vendors, and absorbed into other products as a core component."


The fact is that EII is alive and well and living in other products, except now it's better known simply as "data integration." Linthicum notes that EII's value still holds true, having not yet been replaced by ESBs and ETL, as they solve very different problems.

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