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

Nov 19, 2006, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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