Oracle Fusion Middleware

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Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW, also known as Fusion Middleware) consists of several software products from Oracle Corporation. FMW spans multiple services, including Java EE and developer tools, integration services, business intelligence, collaboration, and content management. FMW depends on open standards such as BPEL, SOAP, XML and JMS.[1]

Oracle Fusion Middleware provides software for the development, deployment, and management of service-oriented architecture (SOA). It includes what Oracle calls "hot-pluggable" architecture,[2] designed to facilitate integration with existing applications and systems from other software vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, and SAP AG.[citation needed]


Many of the products included under the FMW banner do not themselves qualify as middleware products: "Fusion Middleware" essentially represents a re-branding of many of Oracle products outside of Oracle's core database and applications-software offerings—compare Oracle Fusion.

Oracle acquired many of its FMW products via acquisitions.[3] This includes products from BEA Systems and Stellent.

In order to provide standards-based software to assist with business process automation, HP has incorporated FMW into its "service-oriented architecture (SOA) portfolio".[4]

Oracle leveraged its Configurable Network Computing (CNC) technology acquired from its PeopleSoft/JD Edwards 2005 purchase.

Oracle Fusion Applications, based on Oracle Fusion Middleware,[5][6] were finally released in September 2010.[7]

According to Oracle, as of 2013, over 120,000 customers were using Fusion Middleware.[8] This includes over 35 of the world's 50 largest companies and more than 750 of the BusinessWeek Global 1000, with FMW also supported by 7,500 partners.[9]


In January 2008, Oracle WebCenter Content (formerly Universal Content Management) won InfoWorld's "Technology of the Year" award for "Best Enterprise Content Manager", with Oracle SOA Suite winning the award for "Best Enterprise Service Bus".[10]

In 2007, Gartner wrote that "Oracle Fusion Middleware has reached a degree of completeness that puts it on par with, and in some cases ahead of, competing software stacks", and reported revenue from the suite of over US$1 billion during FY06, estimating the revenue from the genuinely middleware aspects at US$740 million.[11]

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  1. ^ "Oracle Fusion Middleware". website. Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2009. Oracle's complete family of application infrastructure products – from the #1 Java application server to SOA and enterprise portals – are integrated with Oracle Applications and technologies to speed implementation and lower the cost of management and change.
  2. ^ "Oracle Fusion Middleware is 'Hot-Pluggable'". Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 12 September 2009. Oracle Fusion Middleware's hot-pluggable capabilities enables customers to 'drop & deploy' various Oracle Fusion Middleware products into their existing IT environments. (Oracle Corporation's web-page on OFM's "hot-pluggable" capabilities.)
  3. ^ "Strategic Acquisitions - Oracle".
  4. ^ "HP & Oracle Fusion Middleware and Service-Oriented Architectures". HP. Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010. To address increasing customer demand for standards-based software that will help automate business processes, HP and Oracle have collaborated to incorporate Oracle Fusion Middleware into the HP Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) portfolio.
  5. ^ "Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Fusion Applications : Overview". Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Enterprise Service Bus/Service Oriented Architecture". Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Oracle officially launches its Fusion apps". 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Oracle Fusion Middleware Customer Reference Booklet" (PDF). Oracle.
  9. ^ ""Oracle Marks Key Milestone With Siebel Certification Roadmap for Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware", Oracle, 2006".
  10. ^ "Oracle® Fusion Middleware Wins Two InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards".
  11. ^ Pezzini, Massimo; Barnes, Michael; Cantara, Michele; Iijima, Kimihiko (2007) "Oracle Fusion Middleware: On the Road to Service-Oriented Architecture (and Beyond)", Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00145119, Gartner, Inc.
  12. ^ "BPM - Business Process Management Software - Oracle".
  13. ^ Rittman, Mark. "An Introduction to Real-Time Data Integration". Retrieved 8 June 2009. Oracle Data Integrator, a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products, [...] is a Java-based application that uses the database to perform set-based data integration tasks
  14. ^ "Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM)".
  15. ^ Lakshminarayanan, Sitaraman (June 2008). Oracle Web Services Manager: securing your web services. Birmingham: Packt Publishing. p. 214. Oracle Web Services Manager, a component of SOA Suite from Oracle is a web services security and monitoring product that helps organizations not only to define and enforce security policies, but also to define and enforce the service level agreements.
  16. ^ "Crystal Ball - Applications - Oracle".

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