Oracle Launches WebLogic Server 10g 3

After Oracle acquired BEA Systems in April, the company announced that it would be integrating key BEA software into Oracle's Fusion software line to create "next-generation" middleware. Today Oracle released a key part of that strategy by launching Oracle WebLogic Server 10g 3, the latest iteration of what was BEA's flagship Web server software combined with technology from Oracle's products.

Oracle is touting the software's flexibility through new and/or improved support for Java SE 6, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0, Struts/Spring (among other frameworks), XML/AJAX plus Web standards needed to support SOA implementations -- a key business area Oracle wants to capture. Other new features, according to the company, include improved high-availability, "FastSwap" functionality, improved diagnostics tools and, of course, built-in integration with a number of Oracle products, including Coherence and Enterprise Manager.

Two versions of WebLogic Server 10g 3 are being offered: Enterprise and Standard. According to Oracle, the Enterprise Edition of WebLogic Server 10g 3 will serve as the "cornerstone" of its five-product WebLogic Suite. The software is also being included in the company's SOA, BPM and WebCenter suites.

"The accelerated release of Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 demonstrates our commitment to BEA customers to quickly deliver new integrations with Oracle Fusion Middleware," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware. "As the No. 1 middleware provider, we plan to continue providing a complete and pre-integrated middleware suite that allows our customers to develop and deploy applications on the Internet."

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