If you ask question “What is Oracle Fusion ?” to yourself I suppose every one will have different opinion. I would like to hear from you all in your words ( via comments on this post ) about what you think is Oracle Fusion .
Common confusion over Oracle Fusion
Most Common confusion over Fusion among most of guys I discuss/meet & also mentioned by Steven Chan in his post is thinking Oracle Fusion Middleware & Oracle Fusion Applications are same. In actual Oracle Fusion Middleware will be used in providing/building Oracle Fusion Applications using Existing Oracle Applications (Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel, Peoplesoft, JD Eward).
Oracle Fusion Middleware is collection of Oracle Middleware products i.e.
–Oracle Application Server (Portal, Wireless, Forms, Reports, discoverer, Webcache, OC4J)
— Oracle Identity management (OID, SSO, Web Access Manager, CA, Identity Federation)
–Oracle SOA Suite (Service Oriented Suite)
–Oracle Collaboration Suite (RTC, Mail Server, Discussion, Content, Calendar)
–Oracle DW & BI (BI Beans, OWB, OLAP, Express Server, OSA, OFA, Datamart )
–Oracle development Tools (Designer, developer, SCM, forms, reports)
— Oracle Data hubs
Oracle Fusion Applications will be collection of Oracle Applications i.e.
–Oracle E-Business Suite / CRM
–Oracle Peoplesoft enterprise
–Oracle Siebel CRM
–Oracle JD Edward Enterprise
These fusion applications will use Fusion Middleware mentioned above
Few links which talk about Oracle Fusion Middleware & Fusion Applications are
http://oracle.anilpassi.com/oracle-fusion-development-tools.html (Good one for developers & techno functional)
http://www.oracle.com/applications/fusion.html (Good one for Oracle Fusion Applications Road Map)
More on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA Suite) and Oracle Fusion coming soon…