Word is, Oracle Co-President Charles Phillips will announce today a new SOA strategy that will give existing customers -- even those of recently acquired suites -- access to Oracle without a separate licensing agreement or investing in Fusion Applications.
eWEEK published a story late last week about the so-called Project X. The article quotes an anonymous source as saying the new strategy will pull from the best of Oracle's offerings. Apparently, Oracle will build some composite applications inhouse, as well as giving users access to services so they can create their own apps.
This is great news for Oracle clients, but according to eWeek, it's about time Oracle offered composite apps. SAP started work on a similar strategy in 2003.
If the story is correct, Oracle customers will be able to move ahead on SOA without waiting for Fusion Applications, which will be released next year.
The announcement is expected to come at the Oracle Users Group Conference, Collaborate 07 in Las Vegas, where Phillips will give the welcoming keynote address at 4:45 p.m. PDT today. Watch the headlines later today or tomorrow for SOA news from Oracle.