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Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Four New Application Infrastructure Magic Quadrants

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meeting the middleware needs of more than 35,000 customers, Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of four new Gartner Magic Quadrants tracking the Application Infrastructure Market. The Magic Quadrants cover: Application Infrastructure; Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects; Application Infrastructure for Composite-Application Projects; and Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects.

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Meeting the middleware needs of more than 35,000 customers, Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of four new Gartner Magic Quadrants tracking the Application Infrastructure Market. The Magic Quadrants cover: Application Infrastructure; Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects; Application Infrastructure for Composite-Application Projects; and Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects.

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In the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, Gartner states, "Gartner has defined a new market for application infrastructure that reflects the convergence and overlap of many of the products available to support application development, deployment and execution." Moreover, "Application Infrastructure includes the majority of runtime middleware, as well as application development and management tools that support the new generation of application styles based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), event-driven architecture and business process management (BPM) technology."(1)

"Oracle Fusion Middleware is a highly-integrated and comprehensive family of products and as a result, it is increasingly serving as the foundation for organizations' service-oriented integrations," said Thomas Kurian, Oracle Senior Vice President, Server Technologies. "We believe that Oracle's position in the Leaders Quadrant for Gartner's four Magic Quadrants for Application Infrastructure demonstrates Oracle Fusion Middleware's ability to provide best-in-class capabilities for a wide range of integration projects while delivering tangible benefits."

Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Application Infrastructure

Gartner states, "Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, 2Q07, analyzes the total application infrastructure market and the relevance of suppliers whose products might be used in a variety of project types." Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, Oracle delivers a comprehensive standards-based portfolio of middleware software that spans enterprise application servers, business integration, business process management, identity management and SOA offerings as well as developer tools.

Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects

Gartner states that the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application (SOBA) Projects "evaluates vendors against the relevant subset of all technology attributes of application infrastructure: modeling and design of SOA-style applications and engineering and management of new user-facing software as well as back-end application components (service implementations and interfaces) and flows."(2) Located in the Leaders Quadrant of this Magic Quadrant, Oracle delivers with Oracle Fusion Middleware a best-in-class Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) engine, SOA Suite, metadata repository and business process management capabilities that make it easier for organizations to create SOAs.

Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Composite-Application Projects

According to Gartner, "Although composite applications are not new, they have gained increased prominence owing to service-oriented architecture (SOA), so a requirement for comprehensive, end-to-end application infrastructure for supporting their implementation is emerging from the user community."(3) Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Composite-Application Projects, Oracle provides organizations comprehensive business process management, SOA, integration and development tools that support heterogeneous environments.

Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Back-End Application Integration Projects

In the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects Gartner states, "More germane to the back-end application integration market is that Enterprise service buses (ESBs) provide low-cost, easy-to-use alternatives to integration suites in projects that require interfaces with simple and medium complexity."(4) Located in the Leaders Quadrant for this report, the hot-pluggable architecture of Oracle Fusion Middleware's SOA Suite and ESB, coupled with its expansive portfolio of adapters, enable organizations to more easily integrate their heterogeneous back-end applications.

The Application Infrastructure and related Magic Quadrant reports can be found at: http://www.oracle.com/corporate/analyst/reports/infrastructure/index.html#fus.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 35,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including marketing leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.

About The Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure, 2Q07," Simon Hayward, Massimo Pezzini, Jess Thompson, Yefim V. Natis, June 1, 2007

2 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for New Service-Oriented Business Application Projects, 2Q07," Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Jess Thompson, Kimihiko Iijima, Michael Barnes, Daryl C. Plummer, Simon Hayward, May 31, 2007

3 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Composite-Application Projects, 2Q07," Massimo Pezzini, Michael Barnes, Kimihiko Iijima, David Gootzit, Yefim V. Natis, Daryl C. Plummer, Jess Thompson, Dale Vecchio, Janelle B. Hill, Simon Hayward, June 7, 2007

4 "Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Back-End Application Integration Projects, 2Q07," Jess Thompson, Michael Barnes, Kimihiko Iijima, Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Roy W. Schulte, Simon Hayward, June 7, 2007

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