Oracle touts RosettaNet backing

Oracle Corp. this week will announce certification of its Oracle9i Application Server as an infrastructure for implementing systems compliant with the RosettaNet business-to-business process standards.

The upcoming release of Oracle9i Application Server, which is Release 2 Version 9.0.4, will feature this support when it ships in the first half of this year, according to Oracle. Additionally, Oracle also already offers its pre-built RosettaNet solution for the Oracle E-Business Suite via Oracle's RosettaNet connector technology.

"The significance [of Oracle's announcement] is that the RosettaNet standard is used in the high-tech supply chain area so that manufacturers and their suppliers can exchange information about parts and other transactions that they conduct electronically," said John Magee, vice president of Oracle9i Application Server Marketing at Oracle.

Oracle is enabling RosettaNet support in the application server via its integration technology, which the company refers to as Oracle9iAS Integration. The technology addresses trading partner management, document transformation, secure communication, and process interaction requirements while providing a Web-based tool for managing EAI, B2B, Web services, business process management, and business activity monitoring, Oracle said.

"From our perspective, the application server provides the integration capabilities built right in that companies previously had to purchase separately as add-on integration products," Magee said.

The application server has passed the RosettaNet Interoperability Trials, according Oracle, which is a member of the RosettaNet standards group.

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