Feeds

BEA gets last laugh on Oracle app server

While other products get death row

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

In Oracle's world nothing changes, everything stays the same and no products ever die. Except those things that get "converged" or downgraded.

Among them, Oracle's Application Server that, in the wake of Oracle's $8.5bn acquisition of one-time rival BEA Systems, is losing out to BEA's WebLogic Server.

Oracle president Charles Phillips and senior vice president of Oracle server technologies Thomas Kurian on Tuesday outlined broad, post-acquisition roadmap plans to make BEA's WebLogic Server their "strategic Java 2 Enterprise Edition container". Future versions of WebLogic will include additions from Oracle's own app server such as coherence for in-memory grid capabilities and TopLink for object relational mapping.

Things aren't so rosy for BEA's two portals, however. The WebLogic and AquaLogic portals will "evolve" to "converge" with Oracle's Web Center Framework and Web Center Suite, respectively. That's how you turn four portals in to two.

BEA's WebLogic Workshop, meanwhile, is being released to a sweet and lingering kinda death by fitting into an Oracle pack for Eclipse along with other Eclipse elements from Oracle. This pack will be made available free of charge. Kurian made it clear during a Tuesday web cast that Oracle wants a single development environment and that JDeveloper is that environment, while Application Development Framework (ADF) is Oracle's framework of choice.

On the SOA front, the Oracle and AquaLogic Service Busses are going to be converged, as are the Oracle Complex Event Manager and WebLogic Event Server. The AquaLogic Business Process Manager Designer will be added to Oracle's Business Process Designer. The AquaLogic Repository stays as Oracle lacked this capability, but the OEM'd registry from AmberPoint will cede to the Oracle Service Registry. Oracle will also keep BEA's Tuxedo for distributed transaction processing.

Spend, spend, spend

Despite what is some clear rationalization, which will see some products as you know them cease to exist and others downgraded in importance, Philips and Kurian committed to continued investment and support across-the-board for all their middleware. Eh?

Products destined for the great convergence in the sky will receive development and maintenance for another nine years - that's almost a wait on death row in some US states.

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Next page: Worry about the gas

More from The Register

next story
Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes
Latest bleeding-edge bits borrow Action Center from Windows Phone
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides
Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.