Oracle AS… WebLogic… What?

I knew Oracle had bought BEA, so I knew they had acquired the WebLogic stuff, but I can’t remember reading that they had practically scrapped their own Application Servers in favor of it. The last I read about it was this:

Yet a quick visit to the Oracle websites makes it look pretty clear that WebLogic is the platform of choice:

I’m sure quite a few people with a vested interest in the original Oracle middle tier will feel a bit annoyed by this…

So all these years I’ve been listening to Oracle tell me their App Servers are the best, then they scrap it overnight…

Have I been snoozing and missed something? Am I mistaken? Am I confused?

Probably all three…

Cheers

Tim…

Update: I’ve just done some more Googling and it looks like the writing has been on the cards for a while, so it looks like I’ve been snoozing and missed it… 🙂

I guess next I’ll find out Oracle have bought Teradata and the database is now called Oracle Teradata 12g… 🙂

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

8 thoughts on “Oracle AS… WebLogic… What?”

  1. >>”I guess next I’ll find out Oracle have bought Teradata and the database is now called Oracle Teradata 12g…”

    Teradata is designed for datawarehousing, and is tightly coupled to the hardware.

    In addition, it would be a roundtrip for me 🙁

    Cheers.

    Carlos.

  2. Actually, as one who has a vested interest in App Server, I find the future direction quite positive. They are basically 1) replacing the JVM and OC4J everywhere, and 2) sticking with whichever platform provided the better feature set for specific items. For example – BEA has the richer SOA set, but OAS has the richer management stuff. (I wish richer implied more robust in all cases.)

  3. Hi.

    I understand this will be positive in the long term, but in the short term it’s more than a little annoying, and not the most positive message to send out to your customers. 🙂

    Cheers

    Tim…

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