A quick tour of the broad set of products under the Oracle Fusion Middleware umbrella.
Simon Haslam, Principal Consultant, Veriton & myself published an middleware article in the UKOUG Scene magazine. This article arose because Jürgen Kress’ “Fusion Middleware Architecture Overview”
abstract was one of the most highly rated submissions for UKOUG 2012, so it seemed there
might be an interest in trying to clarify the products that Oracle calls ‘Fusion Middleware.’
Little did we realise how many products there were…
Fusion Middleware – what is it?
as its name suggests, is a generic term for the layers of software (or
‘software glue’ – see http://www.middleware.org/whatis.html) that sit
between an application and, within enterprise software, typically
services and resources like the Oracle Database. Oracle Fusion
Middleware started off as the Java EE application server (Internet
Application Server) but evolved to cover pretty much all software that
isn’t the database or applications!
Why is Fusion Middleware important?
provides infrastructure services to enable applications to run. For
example, if you want a ‘container’ (i.e. a server with very specific
APIs) to run your enterprise Java application, and most likely connect
to a relational database, you use WebLogic Server; if your application
wants to use web services somewhere out in the ether it calls the Oracle
Service Bus. As you can tell these Middleware services are vital to the
successful and continuing operation of your application. For a long
Middleware has been seen as the poor relation to the database (which
holds the irreplaceable business data) but this is changing as
Middleware is now providing integration of, and decoupling from, the
underlying resources, plus there is an increased demand for 24/7 (or
close) availability of applications for use by customers, partners.. read the full article here and get your Scene magazine copy as a UKOUG member .
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