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Oracle BPEL Process Manager

Oracle Delivers First Complete SOA and Integration Platform; Announces Oracle BPEL Process Manager

Oracle Gains Industry's Leading Native BPEL Engine Through Collaxa Acquisition

Redwood Shores, California, USA. June 29, 2004.

Oracle today unveiled the industry's first and most complete Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and integration platform, featuring Oracle BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) Process Manager. Through its acquisition of Collaxa Inc., Oracle gained technology that makes it easier for organizations to coordinate Web services and automate business processes.

Oracle's integration solution enables organizations to easily deploy open, flexible business processes that leverage existing information technology (IT) assets to quickly adapt to changing business demands. Building on the business process management and Web services capabilities in Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle now boasts the most complete integration solution, including Web Services, SOA and BPEL support, Business Activity Monitoring technology, rules engine, Business Process Monitoring and traditional Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). Using Oracle BPEL Process Manager and the entire Oracle integration solution, companies can leverage standard Web service interfaces and portable business processes to reduce the cost of integrating business applications.

Oracle's BPEL Process Manager (formerly the Collaxa BPEL Server) supports the industry-standard BPEL specification backed by Microsoft, IBM, SAP and BEA, and widely recognized as an enterprise blueprint for reducing the cost, complexity and inflexibility of integration projects. Oracle BPEL Process Manager, hailed as the best BPEL implementation on the market, enables organizations to easily implement adaptive transactions and collaborative business processes based on composite applications. The solution includes an engine for executing business processes, a console to monitor, manage and debug business processes and a rich graphical interface to design and build business processes. Similar to other Oracle technology products, Oracle BPEL Process Manager adheres to open standards and can be deployed on any J2EE compatible server.

Collaxa has a long history with BPEL, creating one of the first and most proven implementations of BPEL. With its native BPEL engine, Collaxa provided organizations such as the European Space Agency, SAIC and British American Tobacco the most open means for executing business processes written in BPEL. When coupled with Oracle Application Server 10g, this native BPEL engine completes Oracle's comprehensive SOA and integration platform.

Industry Support of BPEL

"Service-oriented business applications — the key to delivering real-time business processes — depend on effective use of Web service standards," said David Smith, research vice president and fellow at Gartner. "Gartner believes that BPEL will emerge as the leading industry standard for Web service orchestration and coordination of business processes."

"We see both potential and demand for the BPEL standard and an execution engine such as the type Oracle is providing with the BPEL Process Manager," said Bobby Soni, vice president and global solution leader, Integration Services, BearingPoint, Inc., one of the world's largest business consulting and systems integration firms. "Oracle has worked on a number of standards over the years that have addressed issues throughout the industry. BPEL is an extremely important standard as it relates to interoperability, building flexible integration and business process automation solutions for our clients."

"With Oracle's grid computing platform, organizations can allocate IT resources to address spikes in utilization requirements," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president for Oracle Application Server and Application Development Tools. "Further building on this capability, Oracle BPEL Process Manager enables organizations to quickly respond to changing business requirements and reduce the cost and complexity of enterprise application integration projects."


Oracle BPEL Process Manager is immediately available for free download and evaluation from Oracle Technology Network (, and can be purchased either as an add-on option to Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition for $10,000 or as a standalone product for $30,000.

About Oracle Application Server 10g

Oracle Application Server 10g, the first grid enabled application server, is an integrated, standards- based software platform that allows organizations of all sizes to be more responsive to changing business requirements. Oracle Application Server 10g features full support for J2EE and grid computing, built-in enterprise portal software, high-speed caching, business intelligence, rapid application development, application and business integration, wireless capabilities, Web services and more, all in one package. Because Oracle Application Server 10g is optimized for enterprise grid computing, it enables customers to realize better availability of their IT systems and lower hardware and administration costs.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle visit our Web site at


Letty Ledbetter
Oracle Corp.
Tel: +1 (650) 506 8071


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the news story: "Oracle BPEL Process Manager Provides SOA and Integration Platform Support."

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