Oracle unveils BEA's role in product strategy

Oracle President Charles Phillips and Oracle Fusion Middleware Senior Vice President Thomas Kurian has outlined Oracle's middleware strategy, which combines the best products from BEA and Oracle Fusion Middleware and provides continuity and investment protection for both customer bases.

Oracle plans to deliver increased functionality and capabilities across its broadened portfolio of products. The company unveiled plans for the strategic BEA and Oracle Fusion Middleware products - including plans for Application Server ( ), Tuxedo ( ), BPM ( ), WebCenter ( ), SOA ( ), and Development Tools ( ).

Oracle also plans to preserve and expand the partner eco-system -- including System Integrators, Independent Software Vendors, Value-Added Distributors and Value-Added Resellers -- to help ease the deployment of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle President Charles Philips said, "The addition of BEA products to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Suite will accelerate innovation in our product offerings, and help our customers strategically implement middleware to more easily build, deploy, and manage applications in a secure environment."

"As a market leader in SOA implementation, Accenture has had extensive experience and success with both the Oracle and BEA middleware products. By combining leading products and technologies, Oracle has created an Oracle Fusion Middleware road map that is consistent with Accenture's assessment of how a converged product set would best benefit our clients. What's more, the convergence of the two products will increase the momentum of the solutions we develop at the Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle, and provide a strong SOA platform for our clients," said Paul Daugherty, Accenture's chief technology architect.

"The integration of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack and the BEA product family combined with Oracle's standards-based platform offers the potential of a compelling foundation for building solutions to fit the complex and varied collaborations between people, software and machines in today's hospital and healthcare environments," said Rhett Alden, Senior Architect, GE Healthcare IT.

"Adopting SOA is a way to improve business performance. The combined Oracle & BEA middleware product direction provides greater opportunity to execute an effective SOA strategy and deployment that can help lower costs, increase agility and mitigate risks. HP will continue to leverage our consulting expertise in both Oracle and BEA products to help our joint customers accelerate SOA adoption and drive increased business value," said John McCain, senior vice president and general manager, Consulting and Integration, HP.

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