One year on since Oracle bought PeopleSoft it has now announced that PeopleSoft apps can now be run with it's own middleware products.
Oracle's Fusion Middleware software is a suite of Service-Orientated Architecture products including their application server and associated apps, business monitoring, collaboration, messaging and portal software. The company said that the certification of PeopleSoft apps will enable customers to protect, extend and evolve their existing investments in PeopleSoft applications. Also gaining certification are the Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications.
The common services-orientated architecture is, according to Oracle, designed to be hot-pluggable and should help customers upgrade to new versions of Oracle's software without having an adverse effect on other components. It should, they say, also make it easier to integrate applications and manage and change security policies across business services.
The new integration also allows PeopleSoft applications to be monitored in real time using Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, analyzed using Oracle Discoverer and provisioned and secured using Oracle Identity Management providing better security, enterprise single sign-on, and enabling improved regulatory compliance.
"Middleware is playing an increasingly important role in applications and applications development," said Oracle Senior Vice President, Application Strategy, Jesper Andersen. "While
PeopleSoft and JD Edwards continue to be certified for IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic, the recent certification for Oracle Fusion Middleware expands our customers' middleware options and provides a standards-based means of integrating various applications while providing a services-oriented middleware platform for customers planning to adopt applications stemming from our Project Fusion initiative."