Fusion Middleware – Portfolio of Oracle Middleware Products

Here are the Fusion Middleware  family of products

  • Application Server – Java EE 5.0  Containers
  • SOA Suite – Integration and Process Management
  • User Interaction – Web Center and Portal
  • Identity Management Suite – Broad range of IM products
  • Business Intelligence – Platform for BI and Data Warehousing

Now lets see each product / components of Fusion Middleware

1) Application Server

  • HTTP Server
  • OPMN
  • Java EE 5.0 – Servlets and EJB Containers
2) SOA Suite
  • BPEL (Service Orchestration, Request – Reply)
  • Events (Publish-Subscribe, Alerts for Business Events)
  • ESB (Routing, Transformation, Adapters)
  • Services Security  (WS-Security, SAML, SSO)
3) WebCenter
  • JSF (Java Server Faces)
  • Application Integration  (Portal and Portlets)
  • Content Integration (Document and Web Content Repo)
  • Community Integration (Wiki, blogs, RSS, Discussion, Shared Workspace, etc.)
  • Communication Integration (VoIP, Chat/SMS, Mail, Web Conference,etc.)
4) Identity Management
  • LDAP
  • Single Sign-On
  • Identity Federation (SAML, Liberty II)
  • Access and Identity Management
  • Virtual Directory
5) Business Intelligence
  • BI Platform (BI Server, Dashboard, Answers, Reporting & Publishing. etc.)
  • BI Publisher (Formerly XML Publisher)
Here are high level architecture diagram ( Images from oracle documentation) for each products in Fusion Middleware :
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Oracle AS– J2EE Architecture

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WebCenter Suite Architecture

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Oracle SOA Suite Architecture

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Oracle Identity Management Suite Architecture

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Oracle BI Suite Architecture

Oracle Weblogic is the base stack for fusion middleware. Therefore knowledge of weblogic administration is must for  a Fusion DBA.

Here are the Weblogic training series from OnlineAppsDBA.com

Oracle Documentation for Fusion Middleware :-

Fusion Middleware Concept Guide

Fusion Middleware Administrators Guide

Fusion Middleware 11g Library

Blogroll

http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2009/07/28/oracle-fusion-middleware-11g-concepts-for-apps-dbas/



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