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Oracle Expands Support of Open Standards for Next-Generation Service-Oriented Architecture with Oracle Fusion Middleware

October 23, 2006; 06:45 AM
Furthering its commitment to developers, customer choice and open, flexible IT environments, Oracle today announced expanded support of open standards for building, deploying, managing and securing service-oriented applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware. Building on more than 25 years of open standards leadership, Oracle is now a key contributor to hundreds of new technology standards and is expanding its leadership on a number of emerging standards spanning Java, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web 2.0 and Security.

Today, there is growing recognition that market-led, technology standards deliver real benefits to IT providers and customers. By driving and supporting open technology standards with Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle helps its customers and partners reduce application development time and maintenance costs; improve interoperability between systems; enable application reuse -- helping increase the value of existing IT investments; and prevent vendor lock-in. Among the areas in which Oracle is involved in driving, developing and supporting new open standards in Oracle Fusion Middleware are:

    -- Next-Generation Java Application Development
    To simplify the development of data-intensive applications, Oracle
    supports Java Server Faces, Apache Struts, Java Persistence
    Architecture (JPA), EJB 3.0, Service Data Objects (SDO), O-R and O-XML
    Mappings, REST and Spring Framework 2.0.

    -- Service-Oriented Architecture and Composite Applications
    To enable enterprise SOA, Oracle supports component-oriented SOA
    infrastructure and applications through Java API for XML RPC (JAX-RPC),
    Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS), Services Component Architecture
    (SCA), XML Query, XPath, XSLT, Java Business Integration (JBI),
    Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) 2.0, Business Process
    Modeling Notation (BPMN), Business Process Domain Metamodel (BPDM), WS-
    Policy, WS-Distributed Management, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Addressing
    and WS-Eventing. Oracle also supports non-Web Services styles of
    interactions such as those based on ATOM and REST.

    -- Web 2.0, Portals and Enterprise Mashups
    In order to support rich, dynamic, multi-channel interactions using
    technologies such as VoIP, and to bring collaborative Web 2.0
    technologies such as Wikis and Blogs to enterprise software, Oracle
    supports Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX), RSS, WSRP 2.0, XHTML,
    DHTML, JSR-168, JSR-170, and Adobe Flash.

    -- Enterprise Security and Security for Service-Oriented Architecture
    In order to secure service-oriented applications and support secure
    business to business interaction, Oracle supports key standards such as
    WS-Security, SAML 2.0, WS-Fed, WS-Trust, XKMS, XACML, SPML, XML Enc,
    XML-Sig and DSML.

    -- Industry Specific Solutions
    In order to further accelerate the adoption of SOA and new technologies
    in specific vertical industries, Oracle supports key industry standards
    in the telecommunications, health care, retail, and high technology
    industries like Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), ParLAY Web Services,
    IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), JSR-116, and Java API for
    Internetworking (JaIN). Oracle also supports key technologies like
    Electronics Product Code (EPCGlobal) for RFID, Electronic Business
    Markup Language for XML (ebXML), HL7, RosettaNet, EDI X12, EDIFact, EDI
    AS/2 (EDI over the Internet), and others.

"Standards have always been central to Oracle's product strategy because our customers are looking for simplicity, choice and interoperability in their IT environments," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president Oracle Server Technologies. "Oracle Fusion Middleware is built on open standard technologies that offer choice and increased developer productivity to customers. Oracle continues to lead the market in defining and implementing key new technology standards and delivering them with our hot-pluggable middleware architecture."

Oracle contributes to, and participates in, more than 200 working groups and more than 100 standards organizations worldwide. The company serves on the boards, as well as executive and technical committees, often in leadership roles, for numerous standards bodies including: ANSI, DMTF, GS1, HR-XML, INCITS, JCP, OAG, OASIS, OGC, OGF, OMA, OSGI, W3C, WS-I. More information regarding Oracle's support for open standards can be found at the following web site: http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/standards/STAGE:soa.html.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 31,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.

About Oracle

Oracle (NasdaqGS: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.



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