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Oracle® Fusion Architecture details linkage between enterprise applications, middleware, and grid infrastructure. Grid computing architecture offers predictable operation of all key infrastructure components that power business applications. Service Oriented Architecture enables predictable business process changes through standards-based integration of applications developed as web services. Enterprise Information Architecture manages lifecycle of information.

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Oracle Unveils New Technology Vision With Oracle®Fusion Architecture

Defines Linkages Between Applications, Middleware, and Grid Infrastructure Strategies

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 / -- Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) today announced Oracle(R) Fusion Architecture, a standards-based technology blueprint that details the linkage between enterprise applications, middleware and grid infrastructure technologies. Focusing on architectural integrity and openness for business applications and business information, Oracle Fusion Architecture defines the technology components required for Fusion Applications.

Oracle Fusion Architecture is based on the following five core principles:
-- Model Driven: For applications, business processes and business information
-- Service & Event-Enabled: For extensible, modular, flexible applications and processes
-- Information Centric: For complete and consistent, actionable, real-time intelligence
-- Grid-Ready: Must be scaleable, available, secure, manageable on low-cost hardware
-- Standards-based: Must be open, pluggable in a heterogeneous environment

"The Oracle Fusion Architecture is a unifying model of emerging trends in grid computing architecture, service oriented architecture, and enterprise information architecture," said Charles Phillips, president, Oracle. "While each trend is a study unto itself, the fact that these techniques can now be united into a single architecture is an exciting idea. It gives customers and partners a good view of the direction that Oracle is taking to make the most of our core strengths in database, middleware and business applications."

The basic structure of the Oracle Fusion Architecture is based on three emerging Information Technology trends, including:
-- Grid Computing Architecture -- predictable, low cost operations of all key infrastructure components that power business applications: databases, middleware and storage
-- Service Oriented Architecture -- an applications development and deployment strategy that enables effective, predictable business process changes through standards based integration of applications developed as web services.
-- Enterprise Information Architecture -- the systematic management of the complete life cycle of information of all types.

Oracle is a leader in the commercialization of each of these architectures and today has mature offerings on the market that make the Oracle Fusion Architecture a reality.

"In our industry, Oracle is not only expected to lead, but to lead by example," said Charles Rozwat, executive vice president, Oracle Server Technologies Development. "Our applications developers are expected to get the most out of our world class database and middleware, and our sever technologies developers are making sure that the Oracle 10g infrastructure is the platform of choice for application developers. That's really what the Oracle Fusion Architecture is all about."

Oracle Fusion Architecture components include:
-- Oracle Grid Infrastructure -- Oracle 10g Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware in a grid configuration monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, Grid Control for maximum performance and uptime.
-- Oracle Fusion Service Registry -- based on Oracle E-Business Suite web services registry, the Oracle Fusion Service Registry defines all of the Oracle applications web services, the integration interfaces for third party web services, and meta-data services that are specific to each customer deployment.
-- Oracle Fusion Service Bus -- based on Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Service Bus technology, the Oracle Fusion Service Bus is the runtime environment for application services.
-- Business Process Orchestration -- the tools to monitor and manage technology components at the business process level. Based on Oracle Fusion Middleware BPEL technology.
-- Business Intelligence and Business Activity Monitoring -- based on business intelligence delivered from Oracle Applications and BI tools (i.e. Oracle Discoverer) as well as Oracle Fusion Middleware BAM technology.
-- Unified Portal -- provides personalized collaborative portals for optimum employee productivity and effectiveness. Based on Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g and Oracle Portal.

"The Oracle Fusion Architecture provides the foundation for our vision of Information Age applications," said John Wookey, senior vice president, Applications Development, Oracle. "Our singular mission is to help our customers drive business excellence through the blending of superior insight and adaptive processes. Oracle Fusion Architecture is both the architectural roadmap and the enabling technologies that allow us to do that."

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