...embraces Oracle Fusion Middleware Middleware

DQW Bureau
03 Mar 2006



and Oracle announced the next phase of their joint activities to help

enterprises align IT resources and investments with business strategies.

To offer customers more agile software that helps automate business

processes, HP plans to incorporate Oracle Fusion Middleware into the HP

service-oriented architecture (SOA) portfolio. SOA is an architectural approach

to building software applications as a collection of autonomous, re-usable

business services.

Using Oracle's software and the HP OpenView manage-ment software suite,

HP plans to develop and deliver SOA-based business services that help customers

automate business processes and integrate disparate data and applications, while

leveraging existing applications. HP services' SOA offerings include a

complete lifecycle metho-dology, risk-managed start-up, proof-of-concept, and

compre-hensive solution integration capabilities. This builds on HP's existing

ability to resell Oracle Fusion Middleware. Additionally, HP and Oracle are

planning joint go-to-market activities that enable customers worldwide to

transform their business processes with SOAs.


“Companies can preserve legacy systems by using them as business assets

without the requirement for replacement or business-crippling develop-ing

lifecycles,” said Uday Kumaraswami, VP, Enterprise Application Services

Practice, HP Services. “With these HP and Oracle offerings, compa-nies can

develop new business capabilities at a lower cost and capitalize on the need to

respond to change.”

Today's announcement furthers HP and Oracle's Optimize for Agility

ini-tiative, launched in October 2005, by enabling the companies' joint

engineer-ing team to expand the initial Oracle grid reference architecture.

“Organizations can plug Oracle's best-in-class

middle-ware components into their existing IT systems to create flexible and

automated computing environments,” said Thomas Kurian, Senior VP, Server

Technologies, Oracle. “HP's adoption and support of Oracle Fusion Middleware

and its SOA components are a testament to the market mo-mentum we've

experienced, and we are confident that our HP relationship will build on this