Oracle‘s new Fusion Middleware helps customers build business processes for several different applications using APIs or other integration points such as WSDLs. The middleware products are then used to help create SOA using Web services, an Enterprise Services Bus and Oracle BPEL Process Manager.
Oracle's Fusion Middleware Stack includes
Oracle Application Server 10g,
Security Developer Tools (to support WS-Security and SAML),
Oracle Identity Management,
Oracle Data Hubs,
Oracle Collaboration Suite,
Oracle process manager,
Oracle web services manger,
Oracle WBPEL, and
Native support for EJB 3.0 and Hibernate.
All these features hot-pluggable, allowing Oracle users to mix-and-match Fusion Middleware with their existing infrastructure software. “With this approach, we can provide customers a complete SOA environment, or we can let customers use what they already have and simply add added functionality, such as end-to-end security or [BPEL] process management, where they might need it,” MacNeil said.