Oracle Integrating BlackBerry Middleware

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-09-28 Print this article Print


Meanwhile, Oracle is integrating BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware into Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) to enable Oracle developers to build innovative enterprise applications that can communicate with their BlackBerry workforce using development tools that they are already familiar with.

"Together, Oracle Application Development Framework and the new BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware libraries allow developers to enrich their enterprise applications without having to be a BlackBerry or mobile expert," said Ted Farrell, Oracle's chief architect and senior vice president, in a statement. "This enables Oracle customers to communicate, gather information and make business decisions quicker and easier than ever before."

In addition, SAP continues to co-innovate with RIM to offer new opportunities to extend the reach of SAP Business Suite on BlackBerry smartphones, RIM said in a press release on the new middleware technology.  Through close integration of BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware with the mobility platform from SAP and Sybase, partners and customers will be able to quickly build mobile applications that connect business data to their workers on BlackBerry smartphones.   

"We see ever-increasing demand for mobile applications that allow users real-time visibility into their businesses," said Kevin Nix, senior vice president of enterprise mobility at SAP, in a statement. "With the combination of SAP applications and our mobility platform, together with BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware, we will simplify the application development process and increase the diversity and availability of SAP mobile applications for BlackBerry smartphones to help customers unwire their enterprise."

The Alerts/Notifications Push Library enables developers to build secure instant delivery of data between back-end enterprise systems and BlackBerry smartphones in under a hundred lines of code. The File Transfer Library enables developers to build applications with fast and efficient large file transfers between back-end systems and BlackBerry smartphones, and all in under a hundred lines of code. Data can be programmed to be viewed only, downloaded, uploaded or saved to device memory or a media card on a BlackBerry smartphone. And the Device Information to Server App Library enables querying of a device by back-end enterprise systems that can be built into a mobile application in under a hundred lines of code.  

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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