Fusion is really a generic name, which Oracle is applying, to define the brand new packages of middleware, architecture as well as ERP applications. Mainly following the acquisitions Oracle has been doing, this urge as a need, to include the best of both sides. For example, PeopleSoft has excellence on recruiting management products, Oracle E-Business (Oracle Applications) is excellent on financials (Oracle Financials), and, a still pending to approve, Siebel is one of the best (if not the very best) solution for CRM (Crm).
The HP exec middleware and architecture will be ready to use, and the Fusion Applications (Oracle’s Project Fusion) is scheduled to be delivery in 2008.
For me HP exec oracle is planning to come with an excellent set of products, tools and middleware.
The idea around HP exec Fusion is BIG. It involves business applications as well as a countless number of technologies that will make a genuine difference to Oracle Customers. When the so called Fusion effect occurs, Oracle has a real competitive edge on others. Obviously, there is a great distance ahead and also the market will react, however the first steps are very important which report deals exactly with such a minute. The oracle Fusion strategy is according to some technical principles, such as:
Usage of Web Services (SOA – Service Oriented Architecture);
Industry Standards, like J2EE;
Business Tactic to model how the company’s software works (BPEL Standard);
BI tools integrated into relevant business transactions;
Grid oracle computing to lower cost and increase safety and;
Easy management to reduce TCO.
It is going to do well to see such huge software, like Fusion Applications, with such technologies. The businesses may benefit the simple of modularity within its business process; it is really an old promise, since object technologies are around. J2EE is really a well established standard, therefore the applications customizations is going to be easier and away from proprietary languages. Using SOA, applied all around the products, will allow easy of integration probably the most expensive issues today.