Oracle unveils Oracle SOA Suite 11g

Wed, 2009/07/01

Oracle unveils Oracle SOA Suite 11g

Complete, integrated and hot-pluggable service-oriented architecture platform for building flexible, cost-effective IT infrastructures.

As part of today’s Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g launch, Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite 11g, which helps customers and partners to lower costs, improve efficiencies and increase visibility into their businesses and operations. This next-generation business application infrastructure makes today’s enterprises agile and adaptable through its modular and flexible architecture. Oracle SOA Suite 11g includes the industry’s first native Service Component Architecture (SCA)-based SOA platform and designer, which enhances developer productivity via rapid assembly of new composite applications and unified deployment, execution, and management; simplifying application development. Oracle SOA Suite 11g delivers a complete, integrated and hot-pluggable SOA platform that enables next-generation business applications by simplifying service access, integration, orchestration, Complex Event Processing (CEP), monitoring and management. New capabilities include Native SCA Designer, integration of Event Driven Network, Multi-Dimensional Business Process Management, centralised governance and security policies, and cross-application, end-to-end instance tracking. Native SCA Designer: helps improve developer productivity through drag-and-drop features and fosters collaboration between business analysts and IT developers with a composite application blueprint.

Integration of Event Driven Network and Services Capabilities: enables simple development of event-based applications with rich graphical tooling on top of underlying asynchronous messaging protocols. Unified Business Process Management: supports unified human, system and document-centric processes. Business Rules: integrated business rules engine with business-friendly, decision table-like design interface makes it easy to express and modify rules on business processes.

Complex Event Processing and Business Activity Monitoring: Delivers real-time business visibility via monitoring, filtering, correlation and analysis of business events across the enterprise. Cross-Application, End-to-End Instance Tracking: Integrated management within Oracle Enterprise Manager provides out-of-the-box visibility and audit trails across distributed, composite processes and applications.

Centralised SOA Governance and Policy Management: simplifies asset management and discovery, promoting re-use and helping to eliminate costly missteps through integrated impact analysis. Oracle SOA Suite 11g is certified with, and provides the leading adapters for, Oracle applications (Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne) and is the preferred solution for integrating with both Oracle and non-Oracle applications.

The unified platform for system-centric, human-centric and document-centric processes significantly simplifies the design, development, management and monitoring of critical business applications.

To ensure customers extract the most value from their existing IT investments, Oracle SOA Suite 11g is architected to support Oracle and non-Oracle application servers, including Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere and RedHat JBoss.

The CEP capabilities within Oracle SOA Suite 11g help customers detect patterns and trends in real time, providing the business visibility, via Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (Oracle BAM), needed to capitalise on emerging opportunities or mitigate developing risks.

“With the rapid adoption of SOA, businesses today are ready to build agile, intelligent and adaptable processes and composite applications based on services,” said Amlan Debnath, Senior Vice President, Oracle Server Technologies. “With Oracle SOA Suite 11g, organisations benefit from the most complete, integrated and hot-pluggable platform on the market to drive the maximum business value out of existing investments by simplifying and unifying SOA development and management.”

"Oracle SOA Suite 11g is a big step forward in simplifying the SOA lifecycle,” said Kate Hazen, Executive IT Director, West Virginia University. "SCA offers a strong foundation for unified composite application development and deployment. Oracle SOA Suite 11g will help us lower the complexity and cost of developing, deploying, managing and monitoring our SOA-based applications. New capabilities around event delivery network and centralised governance will be critical to reduce costs, improve business efficiencies and increase visibility into our business and operations."

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