Oracle releases a new version of its service bus technology, Oracle Service Bus 11g, which is a key component of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. The technology also is part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware family.
Oracle has released a new version of its service bus technology, Oracle
Service Bus 11g, a key component of Oracle SOA Suite 11g.
Oracle Service Bus 11g is part of the Oracle Fusion
Middleware product family. It is designed to enable developers to transform
"complex and brittle application architectures into flexible application
networks that are easily and rapidly modified," Oracle said in a news
release July 19. The product manages this by "mediating and managing
services and applications in a consistent, standards-based methodology."
"As customers expand their service infrastructure to include more
disparate services from clouds and other external sources, the need for high
service availability and performance dramatically increases," David
Shaffer, vice president of product management for Oracle Fusion Middleware,
said in a statement. "The new features in Oracle Service Bus 11g eliminate
performance bottlenecks and ensure high service availability so customers can
dramatically improve the performance and scalability of their SOA
[service-oriented architecture] investments."
Moreover, "Oracle Service Bus 11g introduces new capabilities, such as
Service Result Cache and Automated Lifecycle Service Governance, as well as
improved performance and availability for organizations using enterprise data
centers, as well as virtual private cloud environments," the company said.
Oracle officials also said, with the new Service Result Cache, "Oracle
Service Bus 11g delivers a unique approach to eliminating latency times
associated with frequent access of static back-end data with an easy-to-use,
single-click enablement of service result caching. It achieves this by directly
embedding and integrating with Oracle
Coherence, the industry's leading
in-memory data grid."
In addition, Automated Lifecycle Service Governance acts "in contrast
to traditional ESBs [Enterprise Service Buses], which treat service governance
as an afterthought and depend upon manual management using a disparate set of
governance tools," Oracle said in the release. "Oracle Service Bus
11g automatically synchronizes service governance with the Enterprise
Repository throughout the entire service life cycle, from design through
development, deployment and runtime. This new level of integration between the
ESB and governance greatly reduces errors and improves time to market."
Also, Oracle officials said, "Oracle Service Bus 11g is designed to
enable customers to easily integrate and bridge the divide between enterprise
data centers and public cloud infrastructures."
"It used to take three to four weeks to onboard
telemarketing partners, but with Oracle Service Bus, we have shrunk this time frame
down to a matter of days," Siddharth Jain, senior director of engineering
at Product Partners, an Oracle enterprise customer, said in a statement.
"Oracle Service Bus provides great flexibility and cost savings."
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