Oracle Portlet Factory to Enable SOA-Based Portlet Development

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-09-27 Print this article Print

Oracle will announce a development tool that will enable organizations to quickly grab enterprise application information and pull it into SOA-based enterprise portals.

Oracle, revving up for a Fusion Middleware roadshow that kicks off this week, on Wednesday will announce a development tool that will enable organizations to quickly grab enterprise application information and pull it into SOA-based enterprise portals. Oracle Portlet Factory is designed to enable customers to build composite applications that handle data from SAP AG, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Oracle plans to protect users current application investments as it marches toward the development of its next-generation suite. Click here to read more.
Portlet Factory includes an integrated portlet development environment and an SAP adapter thats designed to simplify the process of building portlets for SAP applications.
With the tool, developers will be able to drag and drop functional SAP components into portlets. Jay Daugherty, senior director for Oracle Portal, said the intention is to allow customers to bring more information into their portals more effectively. "It allows you to drag and drop and create portlets from scratch, using builders from third-party sources like PeopleSoft, JD Edwards," etc., letting customers build portlets very quickly from back-end systems that many Oracle customers already have, he said. Oracle Portal and Oracle Portlet Factory are both components of Oracle Fusion Middleware and, as such, serve as the entry points to Service-Oriented Architectures. Oracle is betting the bank on SOAs, with its leaders having spent much of last weeks Oracle OpenWorld conference detailing how the company is working to tie into Project Fusion the best functionality of the myriad technologies it has acquired in the past nine months, including PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel. Portlet Factory uses technology licensed from Bowstreet. Oracle Portlet Factory is scheduled to be generally available by years end. Editors Note: This story was updated to correct the spelling of Jay Daughertys name. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis about productivity and business solutions.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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