Oracle Fusion Applications: A New Generation of Business Technology

About 40,000 attendees paid to be at Oracle Open World where one of the star attractions was the launch of Oracle Fusion Apps, a new generation of capabilities. These are distinctly different to the existing Oracle Apps and they make use of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Fusion has been a theme and a set of Middleware products that have developed over 5 years, yet even today when it is claimed to be the leading Middleware product set in the IT industry in terms of installed base, many IT professionals find it hard to understand. This may be because its role is more than just conventional EAI middleware in order to support Fusion Apps. But then, what are Fusion Apps and why are they so different?

This is the main topic of the October Monthly Technology Brief, as well as the usual round-up of announcements across the industry.