Oracle Announces Certification Roadmap For Fusion Middleware
When Oracle acquired Peoplesoft, it promised users, Project Fusion. Keeping this in mind, Oracle recently announced Oracle Fusion Middleware and a roadmap for certifying PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications with this middleware offering.
Oracle Fusion Middleware is the newly created brand for Oracle’s family of existing middleware products, which integrates a number of diverse business applications. These products include the family of products in Oracle Application Server 10g - Application Development Tools and J2EE Application Server; Web Services infrastructure; Enterprise Service Buses and Integration; Business Process Management and Activity Monitoring; Business Intelligence Tools; Security and Identity management; Enterprise Portals and Mobile - as well as Data Hubs and Oracle Collaboration Suite.
Oracle Fusion Middleware provides an open, standards-based approach for deploying Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Using Web Services, an Enterprise Service Bus and Oracle BPEL Process Manager to implement SOAs, customers can easily integrate heterogeneous business applications and automate business processes.
Oracle also plans to certify PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware products in Q2 and Q3 calendar 2005, respectively. Oracle claims that customers can use its Fusion Middleware to support their entire enterprise including Oracle and non-Oracle business applications, custom applications developed by in-house IT staff and consultants and the emerging broad array of standards-compliant enterprise services. Oracle is also continuing to support its PeopleSoft Enterprise and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product lines on platforms from other vendors including IBM and BEA.
“The certification of PeopleSoft and JD Edwards expands our ability to simplify the integration of heterogeneous applications and data,” said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Server Technologies, Oracle. “Instead of locking customers into proprietary systems, Oracle Fusion Middleware provides customers with a flexible and cost effective platform to fuse applications together,” he added.
In addition to being certified for use with Oracle’s Java Application Server, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications will also be integrated with Oracle Portal enabling customers to access Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards applications from a single Enterprise Portal. PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Applications will also be integrated with Oracle Identity Management lowering the cost of managing security for customers.
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