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 :

Oracle AS– J2EE Architecture



WebCenter Suite Architecture



Oracle SOA Suite Architecture



Oracle Identity Management Suite Architecture



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




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