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UPDATED: Oracle moves to certify its E-Business Suite applications for use with Oracle 10g.
Oracle Corp. is working to certify its E-Business Suite of enterprise applications for use with the company's forthcoming Oracle 10g database and application server, which will be optimized for grid computing.
Oracle officials said that the beauty of its Oracle 10g technology is that it will allow users to run the company's applications on a grid without modification. Nevertheless, Oracle as part its long-term development of E-Business Suite is augmenting proprietary applets, called forms, with Java. Once the forms are changed, the applications will potentially be able to run on any Java application server, freeing them from dependence on Oracle Application Server.
Oracle applications have always supported integration broker and message broker technologies in third-party application servers, an Oracle spokeswoman said, and further Java support will enhance that. The company will not transfer Oracle application logic to third-party application server, she added.
Sources familiar with the direction of Oracle's application development, said this addition of Java servlets in Oracle E-Business Suite will give Oracle application customers the potential to use third-party application servers.