By George Trujillo on Jul 01, 2008
BEA Welcome and Oracle's Middleware Strategic Briefing
I just finished listening to the BEA Welcome and Oracle's Middleware Strategic Briefing by Charles Phillips (President) and Thomas Kurian (Senior Vice President) at Oracle. The BEA acquisition is going to make Oracle's Fusion Middleware stronger for Oracle's next generation Oracle Fusion Applications. Oracle Fusion Applications are the next generation Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel, J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, Retek, etc. applications.
The key points that stood out to me on Thomas Kurian's details of the BEA integration into Oracle and how that impacts Oracle Fusion Middleware technology:
Oracle has a major presence in the enterprise business applications space with products like Oracle E-Business Suite, J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Retek, etc. So Oracle's emphasis on middleware technology for enterprise business applications is very strategic.
LAMP and GlassFish focus more on web applications. There are three key areas of applications, Oracle business applications, SAP and web applications. It will be interesting to watch as Sun's strategy evolves to increase its presence of web applications.
Oracle's increased presence in the middle-tier should also be a big win for Sun, Oracle's large business applications require powerful servers and storage, areas where Sun excels.