Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oracle Fusion Terminology and Components

Oracle Fusion can be looked at from two perspectives: Oracle Fusion Applications and the Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform. 
  • Oracle Fusion Applications  are the next generation  of Oracle applications integrating Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Retek, etc. applications. 
  • The Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform focuses on the technology components of Oracle Fusion Applications (XML, J2EE, Web Services, SOA, BPEL, BAM, Business Rules, ...).


Oracle's Application Integration Architecture (AIA) is a standards-based platform that integrates pre-defined business processes across Oracle, third party and user applications.    AIA is implemented with Oracle ESB and BPEL.

Oracle Fusion is a standards based integrated solution for middleware applications. In today's complex multi-tiered architectures this is a very important strategic direction. The alternative of putting together best of product solutions from different vendors can be a high risk approach. Integrating solutions from multiple vendors creates integration challenges in large complex environments. The integration issues often become cost prohibitive over a period of time. The down time, errors and maintenance costs of multiple vendor solutions can be significant.
The Oracle Fusion Middleware platform addresses the technology components that are the center of Oracle Fusion Applications which include the Application Server, SOA, Web Services, J2EE, XML, BPEL, ADF, Identity Management, Portals, Grid, Single-Signon, etc.

Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Components
  • Oracle Fusion Architecture
  • Oracle JDeveloper
  • Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
  • Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF)
  • Oracle TopLink/EclipseLink
  • Java Management Extensions (JMX)
  • Web Services
  • XML, XQuery and XSLT
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Oracle WebLogic Application Server
Additional Fusion Components
  • Oracle Fusion Service Registry
  • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
  • Identity Management
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
  • Security Provisioning Markup Language (SPML)
  • Integrated Services Environment (ISE)
  • Oracle Portal
  • Oracle WebCenter
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Oracle Internet Directory (OID)
  • Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
  • Oracle BPEL Process Manager
  • Data Provisioning
  • Oracle Grid Control
  • Messaging systems (JMS and AQ, also supports MQ Series, Sonic ME and Tibco)
  • Database caching (TimesTen, Web Cache, Java Object Cache)
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • XML Publisher

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