Preview to Provide Unified and Secure Infrastructure for Building and Deploying Service-Oriented and Enterprise 2.0 Applications
November 13, 2007
Oracle today previewed planned features of its next-generation, modern application platform, Oracle® Fusion Middleware 11g. The preview shows tightly integrated Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Grid Computing and new Enterprise 2.0 functionality into a single, unified, hot-pluggable and secure platform for building and deploying modern applications. Oracle previewed many of the significant enhancements planned for Oracle Fusion Middleware including new functionality for:
* Oracle SOA Suite
* Oracle WebCenter Suite
* Oracle JDeveloper and the Application Development Framework
* Oracle Application Server
* Oracle Identity Management Suite
* Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite
* Oracle Business Intelligence Suite and Enterprise Performance Management System
* Oracle Enterprise Manager for Oracle Fusion Middleware
The preview demonstrates deeper integration between the products within the Oracle Fusion Middleware family and enhancements to the common infrastructure shared by those products.
"This planned release of Oracle Fusion Middleware represents a significant opportunity for customers to further unify and secure the applications and processes that support their businesses – while enabling them to drive the next generation of their own SOA, Web 2.0 and integration initiatives," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Server Technologies. "Oracle Fusion Middleware will truly transform the way businesses of all sizes create and distribute modern applications."
Tighter Integration Drives Customer Benefits
Oracle Fusion Middleware is the industry's most integrated middleware product family, delivering superior benefits to customers and allowing them to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners and workers. Based upon current product development plans, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g would feature tighter integrations across the stack.
Key Benefits and Features of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
Based upon current product development plans, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g would feature customer-driven enhancements across the stack, allowing business to transform their information architecture. Key features previewed today would allow customers to:
* Build on a Modern, Comprehensive Service-Oriented Application Platform * Develop Richer, Enterprise 2.0 Applications
* Better manage the End-to-End Lifecycle of User Identities
Oracle has already completed four beta testing cycles with customers. With the latest key milestone in the development of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, early beta testers are already seeing significant benefits from some of the planned new product functionality and enhanced integration across the products.
"We see an increased demand for AJAX, Web 2.0 functionality, and rich application user experiences," said Kirk Ferguson, Senior IT Manager, Qualcomm. "With the planned Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g components and Web 2.0 features, we will be able to meet that demand. We're very excited to get our hands on Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g."
"Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g provides the foundation for SOA and integration across the board with a full-featured suite that has an Enterprise Service Bus, BPEL Process Manager, Business Rules and Human Workflow all rolled into one platform, with one toolset and integrated end-to-end," said Chris Judson, Chief Architect, E2E Consulting.
"Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g is being developed to help us develop solutions faster," said Matt Topper, Strategic Consulting Manager, IT Convergence. "The standards-based SCA architecture for SOA enables us to package up applications and services and easily deploy them across the entire grid architecture. Furthermore, we can rapidly scale those applications with a minimum amount of effort and resources."
"What excites us most about Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g is what we find in Oracle WebCenter Suite," said Jennifer Briscoe, vice president and Chief Software Architect, Collect America. "The planned Web 2.0 features should really give us a productivity gain unlike anything we've seen in the past. The user-centric design empowers business users to make changes themselves rather than having to rely on IT, and that's really exciting."
About Oracle Fusion Middleware: Leader in Middleware
The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware software spans portals and process managers to application infrastructure, developer tools, enterprise content management and business intelligence. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables organizations to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners, and workers. More than 50,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including market-leading independent software vendors, value- added resellers and system integrators. For additional information visit: http://www.oracle.com/middleware.
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