News.com writesd about Oracle’s answer to SAP’s NetWeaver:
The Fusion middleware consists of several components, including a Java application server, a Web portal, business intelligence software and Oracle’s Collaboration suite for e-mail and Web conferencing. The software is based on Java and Web services standards, which will make it easier for customers to modify Oracle programs and share information with non-Oracle-based systems, according to the company.
Next year, two major upgrades of Oracle’s packaged applications–Oracle eBusiness 11.i.12 and PeopleSoft–will be certified to run on the middleware suite, said John Wookey, senior vice president of applications at Oracle. Other lineups, such as the JD Edwards range, will have new products certified for Fusion as they are released, he said.
Fusion will also cover Oracle’s data hubs, which is software meant to make information easier to track by providing a single instance of data for many applications. The company expects to release a data hub for companies to track products next month.