Oracle Press Release

Belgian Government’s Federal Service Bus Platform Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite

Fedict Leverages Oracle Products to Provide Standardized, Online Government Services

Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 5, 2011

News Facts

Belgium’s Federal Government Information and Communications Technology Service (Fedict) has selected Oracle products and technologies including, Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g, Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle Database as the basis for its Federal Service Bus (FSB) platform.
Fedict is responsible for implementing the country’s e-government strategy. The Fedict team worked with Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum partner, RealDolmen to create the FSB as a standardized platform for Belgium’s government agencies to use for creating online “One Stop shop” services and to help simplify the exchange of information between government institutions.
Examples of Belgian e-government applications include the Federal Portal, which is comprised of 20 different web sites and more than 50,000 web pages; e-Birth, the online declaration of a newborn; and Police-on-Web, where citizens can declare petty crime or report when they’ll be out of town so police can patrol their neighborhood.
The first application that went live with Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle SOA Suite 11g and the Oracle Database was developed in less than two months and was fully operational in approximately 10 weeks. In addition, new FSB modules are reusable for other Belgian e-government applications, saving both time and taxpayer dollars.
Fedict is leveraging the standards-based infrastructure and comprehensive connectivity of Oracle SOA Suite 11g to build a service-oriented architecture that integrates its e-government applications and provides a flexible platform that enables the rapid introduction of new online services.
Fedict chose Oracle SOA Suite 11g to provide the FSB platform’s reliability, ease of use and ability to manage large volumes of data, including more than 1 million messages per month.
Oracle WebLogic Server enables Fedict to easily add more nodes to its cluster and reduces installation time of its Federal Portal, accelerating time-to-market from five days to approximately four hours.
By managing more than 60,000 authentications per day for the Belgian federal, regional and local governments, Oracle WebLogic Server is also critical for the identity and access management solution.
By the end of 2010, Fedict expected to achieve 99.995 percent systems availability, a 10x improvement over the previous solution, gained from Oracle WebLogic Suite.

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“With applications such as the electronic identity card, Tax-on-Web and the Federal Portal, Belgium is among the world’s e-government leaders,” said Peter Strickx, chief technology officer, Fedict. “Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite 11g are critical components to the success of our FSB platform, helping us drive new levels of flexibility and scalability and also greatly accelerating the introduction of new services.”

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