Oracle president Charles Phillips is in London today for the launch of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, the foundation for its next-generation Fusion Applications.
Phillips was in Washington for the US launch late yesterday before heading to the UK to demonstrate the new infrastructure for Oracle's Fusion Applications.
According to Oracle, this suite of business software will combine the best features of existing products and those acquired in 58 takeovers in the past five years.
The middleware is important because it provides the infrastructure that will enable Fusion Applications to work together in an integrated, services sharing way.
The release of Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) 11g will help businesses lay the foundation for the Fusion Applications expected in the coming months, with general availability set for 2010.
OFM 11g is aimed at enabling business to use new hardware, software architectures and new technologies.
New capabilities in this second major release of OFM are aimed at cloud computing, grid computing and social networking, above all, integration.
Reports from the US said OFM can now provide identity management services, web portal services, security services, services oriented architecture, and WebLogic application server services.
Oracle said the aim of OFM 11g is to simplify the complexity of IT, while integrating modern application infrastructure requirements for SOA, cloud computing, business process transformation, service-oriented security, enhanced collaboration and IT governance.