Oracle product development is excited to announce that it has implemented the W3C Provenance (PROV) standard in the 8.6.4 release of Oracle Advanced Controls for E-Business Suite and Advanced Controls for PeopleSoft. This is a significant achievement for Oracle to implement this standard and demonstrates Oracle’s leadership position in the technology industry.
This announcement is important because it allows Oracle’s partners and customers to quickly and easily integrate and connect their advanced control solutions with heterogeneous ERP systems.
According to Reza B’far, Oracle Senior Development Director, "Oracle has implemented various parts of the W3C Provenance standard to continue to enhance its support of auditing transaction and configuration controls temporally over heterogeneous environments. W3C's Provenance standard has been implemented as a part of standard RESTful web services that the Oracle GRC Control Suite provides to its customers for integration."
There have been many substantial academic, government, and commercial organizations involved in the creation of the standard including University of Southern California (USC), Oracle USA, NASA, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Southampton, Newcastle University, and others.
The W3C Provenance effort started with an incubator in 2009 and has continued to date, resulting in finalization of the first version of the standard in 2013.
You can follow the W3C Provenance Incubator Group on Twitter.