Oracle to extend 9i App Server integration

Oracle Corp. will use adapters from e-business integration company Actional Corp. to extend the integration capabilities of Oracle9i Application Server, the companies announced Tuesday.

The adapters are based on Mountain View, Calif.-based Actional's Control Broker Integration Engine and are designed to provide the connectivity that Oracle9i uses to access legacy and packaged applications such as Siebel Systems Inc., PeopleSoft Inc. and CICS, according to company officials.

In addition, Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., and Actional plan to work together on the development of adapters using Actional's software developer kit to accelerate integration of packaged applications.

Actional enables Oracle to extend its reach beyond the Oracle environment with real-time end-to-end integration that is both fast to deploy and easy to use, said Rene Bonvanie, vice president of Oracle9i marketing.

The resulting Oracle9i integration will help decrease the complexity of connecting a diverse and distributed IT environment, enabling Oracle customers to get their integration projects completed in weeks, rather than months, Bonvanie added.

Actional's control broker platform is designed to enable deployment of enterprise services across hundreds of applications with broad support for industry standards such as XML, Java, EJB, COM, and CORBA. It delivers integration that works with existing systems and applications without adding new middleware and software, according to Actional officials.

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