The Oracle SOA Suite team recently published a blog, Announcing Oracle SOA Suite on Containers & Kubernetes for Production Workloads. From a technical standpoint, they have leveraged the WebLogic Server Operator and other tools in the WebLogic Kubernetes ToolKit to deliver this support. The blog above provides more detail and we encourage you to take some time to review it and try it out. We have worked closely with the SOA Suite team, and support their offering, which is fully aligned with our strategy. We thought it would be useful to provide some background on this, from the perspective of the Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Enterprise Cloud Native Java team.
Oracle’s goal in delivering WebLogic Server Kubernetes support is to meet customer requirements to evolve their WebLogic Server applications, at the pace they choose, to Kubernetes and cloud native infrastructure, where they can leverage the benefits of running on Kubernetes. We are happy with the capabilities the WebLogic Kubernetes ToolKit provides for our customers, and intend to continue to enhance these tools over time.
In addition, Oracle is addressing other, related requirements we’re hearing from customers as they adopt WebLogic Server on Kubernetes. These requirements, and the support we’ve delivered, often extend beyond core WebLogic Server features and tools. For example:
The SOA Suite announcement is another example of improvements delivered in products related to WebLogic Server. We have been working with multiple Oracle product teams who use WebLogic Server in their products, and who want to make their products available on Kubernetes. SOA Suite is an important example. Many WebLogic Server customers are also Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, and Oracle Enterprise Scheduler customers, and use these products for integrations across their enterprise applications, including integrations with custom WebLogic Server applications. As these customers evaluate moving WebLogic Server applications to Kubernetes, they are evaluating moving SOA Suite deployments to Kubernetes as well. SOA Suite support on Kubernetes gives these customers choices, enabling them to migrate their environments at the pace they choose, as makes sense for them.
There is more to come. The Oracle Fusion Middleware product line is largely built on WebLogic Server, and other product teams are working on similar support and certifications. We expect to offer additional Fusion Middleware product support and customer migrations options over time. In addition, we’re seeing adoption and support of Kubernetes by some of the Oracle Global Business Unit Application product teams. We feel good about the use of our technology, and even better about the growing set of choices and options we’re given to Oracle customers - like you! Keep posted for more to come.