As the world is moving to Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) companies are rebranding and consolidating their products into a complete, supportive and integrated platform. That’s where Oracle Fusion Middleware fits in. It will include:
- The application server products like the Application Server, Portal, Business intelligence, Integration and Identity Management
- Complementary application server products like JDeveloper, Toplink, ADF, BPEL Process Manager, RFID and BAM
- The Customer and the Product Data Hubs
- The Collaboration Suite
This seems like almost the complete Oracle product line with the exception of the Database, Designer and Developer and Applications. We’ll see how integrated they’ll really be or if it’s only a marketing trick. Which I suppose is no different from IBM and BEA ;-). By the way, be confused by Project Fusion which is aimed at the integration of Oracle Applications, Peoplesoft and JD Edwards.