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

and
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://blogs.oracle.com/schan/newsItems/departments/fusionApps

http://oracle.anilpassi.com/oracle-fusion-development-tools.html (Good one for developers & techno functional)

http://blog.oraclecontractors.com/?cat=4

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…

Leave your comments on what you think is Oracle Fusion ? Is this just another Jargon ?