Oracle Announces Availability Of WebCenter Suite

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 13, 2007

Oracle has announced general availability of Oracle WebCenter Suite, a new component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. This represents a step forward in increasing information worker productivity to integrate Web 2.0 technologies with business processes and data sources to improve the way users work.

This will help developers create effective solutions, meld transactional processes, business intelligence, structured and unstructured content, communication and Web 2.0 services. Also, Oracle WebCenter Suite is the foundation for the user interface of Oracle Fusion Applications.

“Oracle WebCenter Suite is the first environment to provide a revolutionary approach to deploying the new wave of Web 2.0 technologies across the enterprise,” says Rahul B. Patel, vice president, Oracle Server Technologies.

Salient feature areas included in this release of Oracle WebCenter Suite are:

Oracle WebCenter Framework: a J2EE development framework to add modular content creation and role based personalization into J2EE and Java Server Faces (JSF) based Web applications.

This provides a development environment to host standards-based components such as JSR-168 compliant portlets.

The WebCenter framework provides a standard JSR-170 based content integration layer to allow developers to leverage content stored in diverse repositories. Multi-channel access for any Oracle WebCenter application is part of the Oracle WebCenter Framework so that users have access to information in office.

This will provide support for multiple types of collaboration and information sharing. It is a collection of pre-built, horizontal, Web 2.0 services that includes content management, threaded discussions, wikis, secure enterprise search, instant messaging and online awareness.

These services make it easier for developers to create user experiences that bring all types of information and tools together. Oracle WebCenter Studio exposes the Oracle WebCenter Framework and Oracle WebCenter Services to programmers inside Oracle JDeveloper.

A free evaluation version of Oracle WebCenter Suite is available at: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/webcenter/index.html.

Oracle WebCenter Suite can be licensed as an option on top of Oracle Application Server Enterprise Edition at a cost of $50,000 per CPU.