People used to have fun saying Fusion Confusion, etc. Those days are over. Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware are emerging key areas of Oracle applications and technology. Saying “Fusion Confusion” is showing that you are not in touch with what is going on with Oracle technology.
This next generation of Oracle’s strategy will impact those directly involved in Oracle technology as well as those reliant upon it. Current and future Oracle DBAs and developers will need to be able to support Oracle Fusion Application environments. For Oracle DBAs, being able to support Oracle Fusion Middleware environments is going to be a steep learning curve. System administrators are starting to fill the gap of the need for administrators who can support the Oracle middletier. If you want to stay marketable as an Oracle developer, you are going to need to learn at least parts of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Siebel, Retek and Hyperion applications are all going to need administrators that can manage multiple tiers of Oracle and non-Oracle infrastructures as well architects, developers that understand Oracle Fusion Middleware technology. With the explosion of middleware technologies such as Application Servers, J2EE, Web Services, SOA, BPEL, Business Rules, XML, etc. there will be a strong need for Oracle Fusion Middleware professionals.