Oracle Application Server

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Oracle Application Server
Developer(s) Oracle Corporation
Discontinued 10.1.3.3
Development status Discontinued
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Application server
License Proprietary Owner
Website www.oracle.com

The Oracle Application Server 10g (the "g" stands for grid)[citation needed] (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 version of OC4J offers full compatibility with the Java EE 1.4 specifications.

Oracle Application Server became the first platform designed for grid computing as well as with full life-cycle support for service-oriented architecture (SOA).[citation needed]

The current release of Oracle Application Server, 10g R3, does not feature a metadata repository tier, relying instead on metadata repositories provided in previous releases.

Following Oracle's acquisition of BEA Systems: “key features [will be] integrated with WebLogic Server with seamless migration”.[1]

History[edit]

Oracle Corporation marketed its first application server using the name Oracle Web Server (OWS).[2] A subsequent repackaging resulted in the Oracle Application Server (OAS).[3] A later product, superseding OAS, became the iAS (Internet Application Server).[4]

Editions[edit]

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

Components[edit]

OC4J[edit]

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:

Implementation[edit]

Oracle Application Server can utilize an "Oracle AS Infrastructure Database" — an Oracle database instance supporting the Oracle AS Metadata Repository and/or Oracle Identity Management.[5]

OPMN - the Oracle Process Management and Notification server - monitors components of the Oracle Application Server.[6]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Phillips et al. (2008-07-01). "BEA Welcome and Oracle's Middleware Strategy Briefing". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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). 
  4. ^ 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 
  5. ^ See the Oracle Application Server Administrator's Guide 10g Release 3 (10.1.3)
  6. ^ 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 

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