Oracle Application Server
The Oracle Application Server 10g (the "g" stands for grid) (short Oracle AS), consists of an integrated, standards-based software platform. It forms part of Oracle Corporation's Fusion Middleware technology stack. The heart of Oracle Application Server consists of Oracle HTTP Server (based on Apache HTTP Server) and OC4J (OracleAS Containers for Java EE) which deploys Java EE-based applications. The latest[update] version of OC4J offers full compatibility with the Java EE 1.4 specifications.
Oracle Corporation marketed its first application server using the name Oracle Web Server (OWS). A subsequent repackaging resulted in the Oracle Application Server (OAS). A later product, superseding OAS, became the iAS (Internet Application Server).
Oracle Corporation subdivides some of its products into varying "editions" — apparently to facilitate marketing and license-tracking.
Available Oracle AS editions include:-
- Enterprise Edition
- Standard Edition
- Standard Edition One
- Java Edition
- Oracle Portal
- Oracle Identity Management
- Oracle Integration
- Oracle Business Rules
- Oracle BPEL Process Manager (option)
- Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (option)
- Oracle Business Intelligence
- Oracle Forms
- Oracle Reports
- Oracle TopLink
- Oracle JDeveloper
- Oracle Application Server Containers for Java EE (OC4J)
- Oracle Enterprise Manager
- Oracle Application Server Web Cache
- Oracle Application Server Wireless
- Oracle Application Development Framework
Oracle Corporation refers to its implementation of the Java EE specification as Oracle Containers for J2EE and abbreviates the concept as OC4J. OC4J, originally based on the IronFlare Orion Application Server, has developed solely under Oracle's control since Oracle Corporation acquired the source code.
OC4J includes the following servers:
OPMN - the Oracle Process Management and Notification server - monitors components of the Oracle Application Server.
- Charles Phillips et al. (2008-07-01). "BEA Welcome and Oracle's Middleware Strategy Briefing". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- Abbey, Michael; Corey, Michael J.; Abramson, Ian (2002). Oracle9i: a beginner's guide. Osborne ORACLE Press Series (2 ed.). McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-07-219279-7. Retrieved 2011-10-28. "When Oracle first launched their application server technology, it was known as the Oracle Web Server."
- Abbey, Michael; Corey, Michael J.; Abramson, Ian (2002). Oracle9i: a beginner's guide. Osborne ORACLE Press Series (2 ed.). McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-07-219279-7. Retrieved 2011-10-28. "[...] Oracle repackaged the product and called it Oracle Application Server (OAS)."
- Abbey, Michael; Corey, Michael J.; Abramson, Ian (2002). Oracle9i: a beginner's guide. Osborne ORACLE Press Series (2 ed.). McGraw-Hill Professional. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-07-219279-7. Retrieved 2011-10-28. "Recently, Oracle once again took the rename strategy and called their new application server iAS, for Internet Application Server. This brand-new product that supersedes OAS [...] succeeded where previous software versions did not"
- See the Oracle Application Server Administrator's Guide 10g Release 3 (10.1.3)
- Greenwald, Rick; Stackowiak, Robert; Bales, Donald (2004). Oracle application server 10g essentials. Essentials Series. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-596-00621-1. Retrieved 2011-10-18. "The Oracle Process Management and Notification Server monitors the health of the individual components in an Oracle Application Server architecture"