ZDNet: Is SOA/Open Source a Threat or Boost for Oracle?

“One of the topics we bounced around was whether Oracle’s latest
moves were to fend off the specter of commodization, thanks to
creeping service abstraction and open source in the database and
application stack.

“My own observation was that Oracle had to move more
aggressively into the middleware space. Oracle is in the thick of
promoting ‘big SOA,’ saying ‘Take your huge, 10-terabyte database,
take your huge ERP system, and move some of that functionality out
to a service layer, preferably Oracle’s…'”


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