Oracle Fusion Middleware Overview

Lets briefly discuss about Oracle Fusion Middleware and one liner on its various components to give you a feel of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

What is Fusion Middleware ?
Oracle Fusion Middleware is a family of oracle product’s which will help in application development and integration solution to Identity Management, Collaboration Suite & Business Intelligence reports.
Various products of Fusion Middleware Family are

Application Server
BPA Suite (Business Process Analysis)
Business Integration
Business Intelligence
Collaboration Suite (Content, RTC, Mail Server, Discussion, Calendar)
Data Hub
Data Integrator Developer Tools
EDA Suite (Event Driven Architecture Suite)
Identity Management
SDP Suite (Service Delivery Platform)
SOA Suite (Service Oriented Architecture)
Web center Suite

For most of us grasping/understanding all of them at once is difficult so I ‘ll be discussing one liner about all these components and later I’ll cover them in detail based on each components importance & use in real world.

Application Server
This is core component in Oracle Fusion Middleware. Various component of Application Server are Webcache, j2ee, wireless & portal and uses Infrastructure Services like Single Sign-On and Oracle Internet Directory.

Business Process Analysis (BPA)
This helps in modelling business process and converting them to IT executable. Various components of BPA suite helps business user to design, model, simulate and optimize business process. This helps in reducing gap between strategy and actual execution of that strategy. Various components of BPA are Architect, Repository, Simulator & Publisher.

Business Integration
Connecting or Integrating processes, Applications or information with business partners using hot pluggable products which are based on Services Oriented Architecture.

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santu says March 11, 2007

thanks atul.

thanks for ur explanation,it really helps a lot

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teekay says January 2, 2011

Hi Atul,

Its Tony, we were colleagues at LSC. Can you advice me on the following scenario:

I have a laptop with Windows 7, 4GB Ram and 500GB Hard-drive. I want to install R12, SOA Suite and OBIEE on it, do you think its possible on Windows 7.

I need R12 to use the BI Analytics data structures and objects. Can you please advice.


Atul Kumar says January 3, 2011

@ teekay,
Hi Tony nice to hear from you. SOA and OBIEE can be done on windows 7 but I doubt if R12 can be installed on win7 (as I have never tried it on win 7). You can try R12 installation on windows server or linux or check R12 in external disk on Linux using VMware from

vishal says April 13, 2011

Hi..i want to install oracle 11g forms and reports on fedora…can u tell me the steps for it?

Atul Kumar says April 13, 2011

@ Vishal,
I don’t think Fusion Middleware(Forms and Reports) is supported on Fedora.

You can still try installing it on Fedora using

If you have 64 bit machine , install 64 bit compatible sun JDK using steps

and then use this 64 bit JDK with WebLogic

vishal says April 13, 2011

@Atul Sir,
Thank u sooo much for ur help…i m working on client side n my client want to install 11g forms n reports on fedora…now i can explain them correctly…
thanx again :-))

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