We're proud to announce that Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 has been released as part of the Cloud Application Foundation and Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 release as described at the Cloud Application Foundation Blog. Oracle WebLogic Server is the industry's leading application server, providing unparalleled choice for deploying applications in public clouds, on-premise private clouds, engineered systems such as Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC SuperClusters, and Oracle Database Appliance systems, and conventional systems.
Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 is a new version release of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. It builds on the features provided in WebLogic Server 12.1.2 to improve developer productivity, performance and high availability, and manageability. It enables you to develop and deliver innovative applications, to meet the application service level requirements for your business, and to manage your application infrastructure efficiently to achieve low total cost of ownership.
For developers we have placed specific focus on enabling development of server applications that support rich client applications running in HTML5 browsers or mobile devices. Such applications typically rely on REST based Web Services, use JSON as the data format for message payloads, and often require dynamic updates between clients and servers. In Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3, we have implemented support for selected Java EE 7 APIs including JAX-RS 2.0, Java API for JSON Processing, Java API for WebSocket, and JPA 2.1, to enable and support development of such applications. We have also delivered related value-added capabilities like support for Server-Sent Events and unique WebSocket emulation capability.
High availability and performance improvements include improvements to Oracle Database 12c integration support - we have bundled the latest version of the Oracle Database 12c driver for ready access to database integration features, and have certified Oracle Database 12c AQ JMS as a Foreign JMS Server within Oracle WebLogic Server. Innovations to the Oracle WebLogic Server transaction processing subsystem enable elimination of transaction logs in many cases, increasing performance and simplifying disaster recovery configuration. Optimizations for Oracle Exalogic systems include JMS performance improvements, and Cooperative Memory Management to adapt server memory usage based on memory consumption on Oracle Exalogic systems.
Manageability enhancements include improvements to dynamic clusters introduced in Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2. In Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 we support use of whole server migration to provide improved availability for dynamic clusters environments using JMS. We have expanded our support for REST-based management, adding lifecycle management, application deployment, and datasource configuration support via REST. We have also made similar improvements to support for Oracle WebLogic Server management in Oracle Fusion Middleware Control.
Finally, Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 is the foundation of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 release, which adds Oracle SOA Suite 12c and other Oracle Fusion Middleware products to the family of products that is supported with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. This will make it easy for Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 customers to adopt the latest releases of these products, and will also enable Oracle Fusion Middleware users to take advantage of the latest features in WebLogic Server 12.1.3. To learn more:
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