Oracle unveils Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g

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News: Oracle unveils Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g

  1. [Ed: Frequent contributor Cameron Purdy's take on today's Oracle announcements] Oracle today announced availability of Oracle® Fusion Middleware 11g: Complete, integrated and hot-pluggable. This best-of-breed, market-leading middleware suite includes new, innovative capabilities in Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle WebCenter Suite, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Identity Management. Enhancements across the platform include:
  2. Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g: New features, including Oracle Fusion Middleware GridLink for Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Grid Messaging, strengthen reliability and availability. Oracle Fusion Middleware ActiveCache also enables rapid scale-out to meet changing user demand and system load.
  3. Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g: provides a broad set of reusable, out-of-the-box services components that can be plugged into virtually any type of portal – intranet, composite application, Web-based community – to enhance social networking and personal productivity. Oracle Composer, a declarative, browser-based tool, makes it easy for both end-users and developers to create, share, and personalize applications, portals and social sites. And the new Oracle WebCenter Spaces, a pre-built social networking solution, enables end-user driven, created and managed communities (Group Spaces and Personal Spaces) to increase productivity, communication, and efficiency.
  4. Oracle SOA Suite 11g: provides a single process platform – unifying system, human and document-centric processes and an Event Driven Architecture (EDA) with a complete range of SOA capabilities from development to security and governance.
  5. Oracle Identity Management 11g: delivers the first components of a fully integrated Identity Management suite and features deeper integration with other Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions, as well as new features such as Deployment Accelerators, Universal Federation Framework, and a modern unified user interface based on Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF) Faces.
  6. Oracle JDeveloper 11g: With new capabilities including hot-pluggable Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), support for binding Excel front-ends to Java back-ends, design time and run-time declarative personalization support for JSF, and new Ajax and Flash enabled JSF components with push technology!
  • "This best-of-breed..." I thought this Oracle Fusion is now based on BEA's aqua lung stuff? This was a nightmare to install and run, is fusion base on BEA's previous aqua stuff? So, how is this proprietary monolithic offering that cost $100k per server for clustering deployments best of breed? So, how is this better than GlassFishESB JBI standard based offering that allows clustering for free? But, if a pointy haired IT manager wants to pay 100k+ license fees than SUN will sell a support contract. Everyone wins, open source superior technology over Oracle stuff. Does anyone think Oracle's leadership culture can homegrown anything decent? OK, if I'm wrong about cost the of fusion license, please reveal how much would it cost to deploy 5 clusters? As for this JSF ADF library, I use NetBeans 6.7, can you provide the link to download this? Also, other JSF libraries have component showcase demo application with source code, please provide Oracle's ADF link? Look at RichFaces, IceFaces, PrettyFaces, etc. for examples of "hands on" demos. Look, really concern, Oracle is buying SUN, GlassFish, GlassFishESB, NetBeans, MySQL and all the other "clean" standard based technologies that are vastly superior, is this the end of it?
  • MySQL,Netbeans, JavafX and even Java will be the end with Oracle. There still not a Java SE 7 spec. Java will become more propetary than even before. I think is the end of Java technologies as we know them and Java pass to the legacy status as Cobol because there are lots of code out there to maintain. It is really sad but is the true. Why Sun didnt make Java as a real open standard(ECMA, ISO), Anyway they didnt know how to make money with Java, they should give to the world Java and STFU with the Open Source campaign they drove and was a fiasco.
  • AquaLogic[ Go to top ]

    George - The best-of-breed parts of the "BEA aqua stuff" ended up in the Oracle SOA Suite and other Oracle product lines. See: http://www.oracle.com/bea/productmatrix.html Peace, Cameron Purdy | Oracle Coherence http://coherence.oracle.com/
  • JSF Demo Sandbox[ Go to top ]

    You can play with the live ADF Faces Rich Client components at: http://jdevadf.oracle.com/adf-richclient-demo/faces/index.jspx
  • As for this JSF ADF library, I use NetBeans 6.7, can you provide the link to download this? Also, other JSF libraries have component showcase demo application with source code, please provide Oracle's ADF link?
    A hosted demo of the components is here: http://jdevadf.oracle.com/adf-richclient-demo and for the ADF Faces Data Visualization components here: http://jdevadf.oracle.com/dvt-faces-demo/faces/index.jspx You can download the source code for both here: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/adf/adffaces/11/doc/demo/adf_faces_rc_demo.html and here: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/adf/adffaces/11/doc/demo/dvtdemoinstall.html And to learn more about the components visit here: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/adf/adffaces/index.html
  • Miko makes some fun and candid observations about Oracle 11g and what it means to Java at http://www.soacenter.com/?p=187 -Frank Cohen http://www.pushtotest.com -- Oracle 11g Fusion Middleware LiveBlogging and News Analysis Posted by Miko Matsumura Stand by for Oracle Fusion 11g Middleware Launch Liveblogging and Analysis fromSOA Center. Java is the new SQL We’re on a code level orange this morning as buzz on the networks is up. Despite Oracle’s news embargo, we’re already picking up chatter that one of the big ticket items from the Oracle Fusion Middleware launch is Tera-scale Java Object cacheing. This is a great technology trend and great thinking. While a few startup companies have attacked the so-called “Complex Event Processing” space (CEP), they have done so using esoteric APIs such as SQL query-like APIs for example StreamBase. This is an early-adopter (read:sucker) approach because who wants to build completely new applications? There’s a clear answer to that rhetorical question: very few do. To see Coral8 be swallowed up by Aleri and other CEP vendors struggling out there, it’s clear that only the edgy applications such as fraud and intrusion detection, networked battlefield, casino gaming and a few other apps need the combination of real time and massive event window correlation provided by CEP. Whenever there’s a “paradigm shift,” look for a Moore ’s Law style 10x improvement underlying it. New business paradigms grow across stable interfaces (platforms) with an order of magnitude impedance mismatch. Oracle and the relational database ecosystem grew originally on top of SQL and the spinning disk drive platter and has maintained its advantage because of this mismatch. Adobe grew on top of PostScript and originally at the boundary between the printer and personal computer. BEA grew on top of the Java API through their timely acquisition of WebLogic, through the boundary between the “computer” and the “network.” So what’s the 10x (or more) improvement in the underlying platform? It’s the expansion of RAM which is experiencing a Moore ’s-law like doubling interval. The difference between spinning disk (millisecond scale) and RAM (nanosecond scale) is six or seven orders of magnitude. So what are the implications for this huge shift into RAM? Well, there’s already some wonderful cacheing technologies like Tangosol (Oracle already bought them) that deal with pure SQL. But the age of the relational SQL API is coming to a close. Now like any good legacy, SQL will be immortal just like COBOL. But the emerging dominant API will be much more about the network and developer than about the underlying technology. What API better than Java? We see another company, Terracotta systems taking single VM Java semantics and clustering them using aspect technology from a crashed UFO. We see RNA Networks putting JMS onto a RAM cacheing box and kicking TIBCO out of a hedge fund company. So SQL is toast. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/14/large_databases/print.html The future of low latency has come, and it looks like Java. So what does this say about Oracle’s strategy for forming SNORKEL, the Sun acquisition? Well, at the risk of reductio ad absurdum, having bought BEA and Sun, Larry Ellison sees Java as the new SQL. Stay tuned for more news analysis and liveblogging. My 2 cents, Miko
  • Another over priced bloated for spineless managers / IT /finance company who rather waste money and not be blamed rather than try open source alternative ................over prized products like this cause recession ;-)
  • Another over priced bloated for spineless managers / IT /finance company who rather waste money and not be blamed rather than try open source alternative ................over prized products like this cause recession ;-)
    Hi "pagux pagux" - could you explain how overpriced products cause a recession? I'll gladly admit that commercial products and services are almost always overpriced (that's an unfortunate side-effect of the choice between profiting and dying), but I fail to understand how all software products should be free when all the other products in our world (many of which we all rely on) cost money. I personally would much rather not have to charge businesses to use the software that I work on, but until houses and cars and food and education and phones and airplane tickets and hotels and clubs and massages and drugs and doctors and hospitals and restaurants and clothing and computers and furniture and electricity and water and sewer and taxes are free, I'm not sure how I can convince the talented people working with me to do their work for free. Considering how few open source software businesses (those of size greater than one person ;-) ever make any profit, I really don't see an alternative to charging for software. Could you suggest how one can built a sustainable, growing, exciting, profitable software business by giving one's IP away? I might be the first to try it .. ;-) And honestly, why aren't you brave enough to post your opinions under your real name? Peace, Cameron Purdy | Oracle Coherence http://coherence.oracle.com/
  • Oracle ADF work on JSF is very good. Charts look amazing, just very professional work, is their a way to convert one chart into another at client side itself. 1. What is the roadmap for JSF2? 2. Any integration possibility with RichFaces 3.3..1 and YUI? 3. What i remember Oracle donated their work to Apache, is it different now? 4. Any good components for drag able Layout Manager and simulating portlet windows? Very Good work.
  • You forgot #5 5. $5,800.00 per processor license
  • RE: ADF Faces Answers[ Go to top ]

    Oracle ADF work on JSF is very good.

    Charts look amazing, just very professional work, is their a way to convert one chart into another at client side itself.

    1. What is the roadmap for JSF2?

    2. Any integration possibility with RichFaces 3.3..1 and YUI?

    3. What i remember Oracle donated their work to Apache, is it different now?

    4. Any good components for drag able Layout Manager and simulating portlet windows?

    Very Good work.
    Glad you like the new components. To answer your questions: 1. We are now looking into JSF 2.0 and what specific things we need to do on our side for this. 2. The basic challenge of integrating any two frameworks based on Ajax is the possibility of a clash in the way they both manage the client side life cycle. We haven't done specific tests around the integration with other UI framework but in general you should be able to do this keeping in mind the above possible problem. 3. The ADF Faces Rich Client components are currently not open sourced - you can get the code for them if you have a support license for Oracle ADF. 4. Have a look at the panelDashboard component - it gives you draggable areas on your screen that you can rearrange at runtime. See this demo: http://jdevadf.oracle.com/adf-richclient-demo/faces/components/panelDashboardBehavior.jspx
  • Re: RE: ADF Faces Answers[ Go to top ]

    Thanks for the reply. Dashboard looks excellent. Only thing I find missing on the dashboard demo is, ability to drag the boundaries of the windows to increase the width. As far as price is considered, expensive or not is subjective and if I have to pay, this is the work I will pay. Anyways library is very professional and truly RICH.