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Oracle Corporation

June 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Oracle® Enterprise Manager Delivers New Application Performance Management Capabilities for SOA and Portal Technologies

Composite Application Monitor and Modeler Adds Unique Model-Driven Approach

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Extending its broad composite applications and middleware management capabilities, Oracle today announced two new Oracle® Enterprise Manager Management Packs and enhancements to the existing SOA and Java EE management pack, based on its new Composite Application Monitor and Modeler component.
  • New Management Pack for Oracle WebCenter Suite:
    • Provides performance trending and root cause analysis for Oracle WebLogic Portal by automatically discovering and modeling the relationship and dependencies between high-level Oracle WebLogic Portal components such as portals, desktops, books, pages, and portlets and the Java EE components and services that make up the underlying infrastructure and correlating that with context-rich performance metrics.
  • New capabilities enhance Management Pack Plus for SOA:
    • Management Pack Plus for SOA can now model and monitor Oracle Service Bus. Customers can visualize the dependencies and transformations between proxy and business services for more effective performance diagnostics.
    • Management Pack Plus for SOA can also model Oracle Applications Integration Architecture (AIA) process integrations and provide IT monitoring capabilities for key performance metrics. Oracle AIA is a pre-built, open and complete architecture for orchestrating agile, user-centric business processes across enterprise applications.
  • New Management Pack for WebSphere Portal:
    • Provides model-driven management capabilities for environments running on IBM WebSphere Portal, providing the same drill-down metrics for Virtual Desktop portals built on that architecture.
  • These new Management Packs and enhancements enable customers to better understand the impact of changes in their application infrastructure; quickly pinpoint the cause of performance bottlenecks; accurately report on service levels and anticipate capacity and tuning requirements.

Model-driven Management of Composite/SOA Applications

  • Based on its model-driven approach, Oracle's Composite Application Monitor and Modeler enhances Oracle Enterprise Manager's unique top down approach by providing a comprehensive and contextual way to drill-down and navigate from top-level Portal and SOA components into the underlying components that support those composite services, through:
    • Automatic discovery and modeling of SOA, Portal, and Java EE application components and their dependencies;
    • Modeling of transactions, flows, portal desktops, and business processes;
    • Detection and isolation of performance issues across composite/SOA applications; and,
    • Monitoring and reporting of service performance in the context of actual usage.
  • By providing visibility of business services across all related application components, it helps enhance service levels, reduce system down time and improve return on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Portal, and Java EE investments.

Supporting Quotes

  • "The loosely coupled nature of SOA lets IT organizations develop composite applications and respond quickly to changes in the business while helping IT organizations gain agility, however, managing composite applications can become increasingly difficult," said Richard Sarwal, Oracle senior vice president Product Development. "The new Composite Monitor and Modeler component of Oracle Enterprise Manager further distinguishes Oracle's top-down application management solution, specifically addressing the complexities of composite application environments."

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