Oracle Extends Support for Open Standards

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 02, 2006

Oracle has announced extended support of open standards to build, deploy, manage, and secure service-oriented applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle claims to be a key contributor for hundreds of new technology standards and is trying to increase leadership on a number of emerging standards that include Java, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web 2.0 and security.

Oracle Fusion Middleware is a suite that integrates an Application Server, Business Integration, Business Process Management, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portal, and Identity Management into a unified set.

By driving and supporting technology standards with this software, Oracle will help customers and partners reduce application and development time.

The software company also announced that its 9,000 market leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Value Added Resellers (VARs) and System Integrators (SIs) will support Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Presently, it is involved in driving, developing and supporting new open standards for Oracle Fusion Middleware like next-generation Java Application development, enterprise security for Service-Oriented Architecture in order to secure applications and support business for business interaction.

Oracle also supports key standards such as WS-Security, SAML 2.0, WS-Fed, WS-Trust, XKMS, XACML, SPML, XML Enc, XML-Sig and DSML and key technologies like Electronics Product Code (EPCGlobal) for RFID, Electronic Business Markup Language for XML (ebXML), HL7, RosettaNet, EDI X12, EDIFact, EDI AS/2 (EDI over the Internet),and others.

Apart from the above, it has a vital role to play in telecommunications, health care, retail, and high technology industries like Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), ParLAY Web Services, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), JSR-116, and Java API for Internetworking (JaIN).

“Standards have been central to Oracle’s product strategy because our customers are looking for simplicity, choice and interoperability in their IT environments,” claims Thomas Kurian, senior vice president Oracle Server Technologies.