Good news for those who use both Oracle and SAP: Oracle's Application Integration Architecture offers process integration capabilities for SAP users.
True, it does seem odd that Oracle would offer anything - much less integration capabilities - to long-time rival, SAP. But apparently, Oracle wants to help the 30 percent of SAP customers using Oracle apps to manage "mission-critical processes," according to its press release on the announcement.
Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) for SAP will give those dual-customers "a standards-based method to unify their enterprise applications and rapidly adopt a service-oriented architecture." Essentially, it helps companies build composite business processes across Oracle, SAP and other third-party apps.
And that's just one of the new integration goodies from Oracle this week during its OpenWorld Conference in San Francisco. Oracle also announced:
- The pending release - within 30 days - of its AIA Foundation Pack, that will make it easier for Oracle partners to build composite applications and third-party solutions for Oracle applications.
- A set of three pre-built integration packs for the communications industry.
For short, readable coverage on the announcement, check out "Oracle Begins To Flesh Out Its Promise Of Composite Processes," on Intelligent Enterprise. Then, if you want more details, read "Oracle Extends Application Integration Architecture," on eWEEK.