Oracle Unveils New Adapter for Salesforce Data Exchanges
The goal is making developers more efficient and removing the barriers to integrating on-premises apps with the cloud.Oracle and Salesforce.com have been competing for business in the cloud services marketplace for the past couple of years since Oracle started its own cloud services division. As most industry observers know, Oracle has had a hard time cracking the Salesforce nut, to say the least. But as of Jan. 16, Oracle is putting forth an interesting new strategy: enabling secure data exchanges between Oracle SOA Suite and Salesforce.com through a new cloud adapter. It's not exactly "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," but it's an interesting alternative. Oracle shops now don't have to use workarounds or look the other way—read that shadow IT—to allow Salesforce data streams to be used. Augmenting its library of more than 300 standards-based integration adapters, Oracle unveiled
the new cloud adapter to integrate applications regardless of deployment location—in the cloud or on-premises. The adapters are to be used with SOA Suite, Oracle's unified application integration package.
"The goal of this adapter is making developers more efficient and remove the barriers in integrating [on-premises apps] with the cloud," Oracle Vice President of Product Management Demed L'Her told eWEEK.