Oracle Portlet Factory to Enable SOA-Based Portlet Development

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.

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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.

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