Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading Cloud Platform for Today’s Digital Business
Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian outlines new enhancements across the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, enabling customers and partners to harness the power of the cloud, simplify IT, and deliver new innovations and customer value
ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014
Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, outlined new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware. With these enhancements, customers and partners can leverage the world’s leading cloud platform to power innovation and drive a digital business advantage throughout their organizations. New features run the gambit of the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, including new social, mobile, security, integration, and collaboration technologies.
Kurian highlighted major updates across the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, including new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and on-premises cloud offerings as well as mobile, security, content management, and data management and integration capabilities.
With these innovations, customers and partners can implement new digital business models and reduce costs by leveraging elastic private and public cloud architectures.
In addition to on-stage demos of the new offerings, Kurian highlighted the momentous customer adoption of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Kurian was joined on stage by Steve Holland, CTO/CDO of 7-Eleven, who shared his company’s Oracle Fusion Middleware success story.
New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware
Cloud: Oracle’s public and private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service
(PaaS) offerings provide a complete, integrated, best-in-class and standards-based platform to lower integration costs, provide self-service capabilities to drive productivity, and deliver seamless workload portability between on-premises and cloud-based applications. Further enabling customers and partners to leverage the power of the cloud, Oracle announced six new Oracle Cloud services—Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle Node Cloud Service, and Oracle Java SE Cloud Service. These new services join the following Oracle Cloud platform services from the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio: Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Messaging Cloud Service, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, Oracle Documents Cloud Service, and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service.
Oracle mobile platform: Oracle Mobile Application Framework supports rapid mobile application development across multiple devices, and Oracle Mobile Security Suite provides mobile security for BYOD and shared devices, bringing together identity and access management. To simplify secure mobile application development, Oracle deepened the integration between the two offerings, making it easier for developers to create rich mobile user experiences without compromising security. The addition of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service also simplifies access to enterprise mobile services in the cloud, and the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework Composer allows users to accelerate and simplify the development of mobile applications by offering a visual and declarative way of delivering mobile applications.
Service integration: With the new Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Cloud Adapters, and Oracle Cloud Adapter Software Development Kit (SDK), organizations can simplify the integration of on-premises systems with customized and packaged cloud applications. Customers can also support multichannel delivery of applications and services across mobile, Web, B2B, and cloud applications through new API management capabilities, REST, and JSON adapters. Oracle provides complete API lifecycle management, including definition, creation, publishing, security, monitoring, and management of APIs and seamlessly integrates with private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions.
Business process management (BPM): The recently released Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c
is a comprehensive BPM platform that delivers business-driven process design and advanced process analytics. The new Oracle Process Cloud Service supports process innovation and optimization through process monitoring and analytics; process automation capabilities including workflow, events, and rules; and mobile forms and workspace capabilities.
Data integration and business analytics: Recent data integration and business analytics offerings from Oracle provide a unified platform to speed analysis to insights and data movement across relational databases, operational systems, data warehouses, and Hadoop clusters. Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud, deployed in the cloud, and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources. A new version of Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management covers the full breadth of metadata management and data governance needs in an organization, including data lifecycle management and harvest, and integrates third-party metadata, data governance, stewardship, and standardization.
Content and collaboration: Additional innovations enable collaboration in the context of business applications and integrate content management, collaboration, and process management into an agile platform for any department. The new Oracle Documents Cloud Service provides document sharing securely across devices and with others using secure workspaces. Oracle Social Network Cloud Service provides an enterprise social platform to facilitate collaboration within and across organizations.
Identity management: New identity management capabilities unify access management, identity management, and governance in a unified identity platform across on-premises systems and cloud for desktop, Web, and mobile applications. The offering also enables interoperability across heterogeneous cloud services with modern security standards and protocols.
Oracle Cloud Application Foundation: Oracle Cloud Application Foundation
, including Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Release 1 (12.1.3) and Oracle Coherence 12c Release 1 (12.1.3), aligns with the release of Oracle Java Cloud Service. This is a significant release of Oracle’s core Java server infrastructure; in addition to major capabilities expanded for modern application development, it brings to fruition a key value proposition that enables Oracle customers to run their standards-based Java workloads in a private cloud or on-premises, on conventional hardware, or optimized for engineered infrastructure with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SuperCluster systems—all without change in the Oracle Cloud. No other modern Java application infrastructure can provide this.
"As a very large multi-location retailer that runs 24x7x365, we demanded a better and safer way to connect with our external guests and deliver new innovations to market place faster and easier. With our Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies we are now able to provision new environments in less than a day. This includes the complete Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic, with Oracle Enterprise Manager managing the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Exalogic, and our Oracle Exadata databases,” said Steve Holland, CTO and CDO, 7-Eleven, Inc.
“With the data explosion, globalization, and the rise of social and mobile technologies, our customers are facing more challenges than ever before,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, product development, Oracle. “Oracle is committed to delivering the technologies needed to help our customers turn those challenges into opportunities and to creating a modern, secure cloud infrastructure that can simplify IT, deliver a digital business advantage, and make it easier for organizations to deliver better customer experiences.”
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