Oracle Press Release

Oracle Achieves Key BEA Integration Milestones

Delivers Accelerated Product Enhancements for Complete, Open, and Integrated Middleware Suite

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – September 22, 2008

News Facts

Quickly after outlining its Oracle® Fusion Middleware strategy and product roadmap, Oracle today announced that it has achieved major milestones in the integration of BEA across the combined middleware product family.
The company has accelerated the delivery of a best-in-class, modern Service-Oriented Architecture combining Oracle and BEA offerings, including: Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle WebLogic Application Grid, Oracle Business Process Management, and Oracle WebCenter Suite. These products represent the latest in a series of offerings that integrate technology from Oracle and BEA Systems and illustrate Oracle’s rapid progress in unifying market-leading software from the two companies.
Oracle customers now have access to the industry’s most complete, open, and integrated middleware foundation with unique capabilities for enabling an application grid architecture.
Oracle has also successfully completed the integration of former BEA employees, for customer continuity, creating a unified and integrated development team with unsurpassed expertise in middleware.
Since July, more than 4,000 customers and partners have attended 68 Middleware Strategy Briefings and BEA Customer Welcome Events outlining Oracle’s plans.
The Oracle Fusion Middleware ecosystem has expanded to include more than 80,000 customers, and more than 20,000 partners - including System Integrators, Independent Software Vendors, Value-Added Distributors and Value-Added Resellers.

Accelerated Product Integrations:

Since the July 1, 2008 announcement of the Oracle Fusion Middleware strategy and plans for integration of BEA products, Oracle has completed the following product integrations: Oracle TopLink and Application Development Framework, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, Oracle Entitlements Server, Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Release 3 – The World’s #1 Application Server, Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle WebLogic Application Grid, Oracle WebCenter Suite, SDP (of Oracle Communications Service Delivery for Telecommunications).

Supporting Quotes

“The integration of BEA products into the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family has helped us deliver further improvements on the industry’s most complete, open and integrated middleware suite,” said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware. “Our customers believe our strategy is clear, and are excited to see the delivery of product integrations so quickly, with no forced migrations.”
“As a long-time business partner of both BEA and Oracle, we are pleased to see progress across the integration of these two offerings,” said Evan Jafa Corporate Chief Technology Officer, The First American Corporation. “First American's WSP (Web Services Platform) SOA initiative is built on key BEA technologies such as WebLogic Server, so we are excited to see our choice of middleware as a strategic component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. As a leader in Grid technology, Oracle understands that high availability and scalability are critical for us. Any enterprise looking for a best-in-class middleware stack has to consider Oracle Fusion Middleware as a front-runner.”

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