Oracle Database Management Strategic Directions

1. Best Practices for managing Oracle database servers.
2. Oracle Fusion Middleware products like J2EE, ADF, XML, BPEL, SOA, Web Services, Discoverer...).
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Monday, November 03, 2008

Is SOA Activity Growing or Shrinking?

Coming back from the Oracle Open World conference, a lot of energy was around the Oracle middleware solutions and SOA. So I found the recent projections from Gartner that SOA growth projections are shrinking. The article says the number of companies looking at going to SOA is dropping dramatically since the beginning of 2008.

In this article, "Gartner also said the number of organizations already pursuing SOA shows a massive change in the future perception of SOA, from something that is essentially inevitable for all organizations in a short time to a situation where many organizations evaluated SOA and have chosen not to spend time and effort on it."

A lack of SOA expertise and no true business we also stated as key reasons for the slowdown in SOA growth projections. I found it interesting that SOA adoption is highest in Europe, moderate in the United States and lowest in Asia. Oracle is completely committed to SOA and the middleware for the Oracle Fusion Middleware applications, so the activity surrounding SOA is not likely to change around Oracle environments. However, SOA activity outside of Oracle will be interesting to monitor for the next year.


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