Middleware facilitates SOA deployment and installation,.
November 14, 2006 -
Part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, OracleŽ SOA Suite 10g Release 3 offers one-click install, Web Services security and interoperability facilities, as well as broad capabilities for SOA governance, including Web Services Registry and Web Services Managers. Suite's orchestration component, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, delivers expanded human workflow capabilities that provide simplified workflow designer and algorithms for managing complex task routing and escalation.
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Oracle Expands its OracleŽ Fusion Middleware SOA Offering
Announces Worldwide Availability of Oracle SOA Suite 10g Release 3; Delivers Comprehensive SOA Infrastructure and Governance Capabilities
ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 / -- Building on its commitment to enable organizations to more easily develop, deploy, and manage Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), Oracle today announced the immediate availability of Oracle(R) SOA Suite 10g Release 3 and outlined its comprehensive governance capabilities and methodology.
Oracle SOA Suite 10g Release 3, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, offers significant enhancements that simplify critical aspects of SOA deployment and installation, including a one-click install; an enhanced Enterprise Service Bus (ESB); expanded human workflow capabilities; enhanced Web Services Security and Interoperability facilities; and broad capabilities for SOA Governance, including an enhanced Web Services Registry and Web Services Manager. The high-performance, multi-protocol ESB can significantly reduce the amount of programming required to connect heterogeneous services and applications in an SOA. The Suite's orchestration component, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, delivers expanded human workflow capabilities that provide a simplified workflow designer and new algorithms for managing complex task routing and escalation. Oracle BPEL Process Manager also includes a new testing framework that automates process testing and service simulation for SOA applications, and a decision service that enables developers to easily integrate with business rules repositories from Oracle, ILog, and other Rules Engines from within the BPEL designer.
"SOA is rapidly becoming the standard way for customers to derive added business value from their current IT investments and to integrate disparate applications and services," said Amlan Debnath, vice president, Server Technologies, Oracle. "Organizations looking to embark upon their first SOA implementation or those who are already down the path to an SOA can benefit greatly from the ease-of-use, robust features and hot-pluggable architecture of Oracle SOA Suite 10g Release 3."
"As adoption of SOA moves out of the early adopter stage and into the mainstream market, customers are asking for SOA infrastructure components that are easy to install, implement, and manage," said Brian Erickson, managing vice president of Strategic Technology Solutions, Hitachi Consulting. "Building on our long-standing relationship with Oracle, we are working together to deliver customers comprehensive best-in-class SOA capabilities and a reference architecture that can be used to more easily transition to an SOA."
Delivering Improved Service Reuse and Quality with SOA Governance
Governance is a key component of any SOA implementation. Oracle Fusion Middleware's SOA Suite and Web Services Manager coupled with Oracle's policy- based governance methodology enable customers to define and implement governance policies and procedures. Organizations utilizing this approach can more rapidly overcome the development process challenges, organizational behavioral changes and implementation complexity typically associated with building an SOA. Additionally, with Oracle Fusion Middleware, customers can easily access appropriate, reusable services, speed assembly of composite applications and meet rapidly shifting business requirements.
Oracle Fusion Middleware's SOA Suite provides a single, integrated, browser-based console to administer policies across multiple, distributed enforcement points in both Oracle and non-Oracle middleware and heterogeneous enterprise applications. Oracle Fusion Middleware's SOA Suite provides:
-- Facilities to identify, categorize, version, and publish services to an Enterprise Service Registry and provide service change notifications to developers and applications;
-- Facilities to securely view services within the Enterprise and to govern the provisioning of new services;
-- Facilities to centralize the management of security polices and service-level agreements, including authentication, authorization and encryption policies;
-- Facilities to centralize the management of service-level agreements for performance, guaranteed response time, and high availability and failover on services;
-- Out-of-the-box functionality to implement common governance requirements for business process auditing and canonical data models; and
-- Metadata repository services to capture and track service interactions and store SOA artifacts and metadata for Web services, service orchestrations and policies.
Additionally, Oracle offers a proven SOA Design and Implementation Methodology that enables organizations to understand the business drivers that necessitate their use of an SOA; best-practice methodologies to design, implement, and manage an SOA; and a standardized process to measure the benefits and ROI from the use of an SOA to align business executives with the information technology organization. Oracle is conducting a series of global Oracle SOA events that will provide architects best practices and strategies on how to incorporate SOA into their organizations. For more information visit: www.oracle.com/events.
About Oracle SOA Suite
Built on open standards and a hot-pluggable architecture, Oracle SOA Suite can be used with Oracle and non-Oracle application servers and messaging technology, including IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and JBoss Application Servers. Components of the Suite include Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, Oracle Business Rules, Oracle Enterprise Service Bus, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Web Services Manager. Available worldwide, Oracle SOA Suite 10g Release 3 is priced at $50,000 per CPU with Oracle Application Server Enterprise Edition and $65,000 per CPU for non-Oracle application servers. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. For additional information visit: www.oracle.com/soa.
About Oracle Fusion Middleware
The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware software, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage SOAs in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 31,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.
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