Oracle Helps Reduce Complexity with AIA Release 3.1

Oracle has announced Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Release 3.1, a comprehensive update with the first releases of AIA pre-built integrations based on and certified for industry-leading Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g.

With AIA Release 3.1, Oracle says it is continuing to deliver on its promise of providing a predefined architecture that helps reduce complexity, accelerating delivery of enterprise-class integration solutions, and offering pre-built integrations across all major Oracle applications, including support for newer versions of these applications.

Release 3.1 includes nine cross-industry Process Integration Packs (PIP), eight vertical PIPs, and two direct integrations certified for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. 

Of these,  three are completely new, and 16 are existing prebuilt integrations that have been migrated from the 10g stack to the 11g Fusion Middleware stack, Tim Hall, senior director of Oracle's product management, Application Integration Architecture, tells 5 Minute Briefing.  "A lot of customers have been waiting for that to occur," Hall says of the 11g certification for the existing integrations. "We wanted to make sure that we were very thoughtful and careful about doing that migration, retesting, recertifying, updating in some cases versions of the application that are supported but really getting the full advantage of the 11 g stack."

The three new PIPs debuting in Oracle AIA Release 3.1 include Agile PLM for Process and Oracle Process Manufacturing, as well as Health Sciences industry-specific PIPs, Oracle Clinical Trial Payments, and Oracle Serialization and Tracking.

Oracle AIA Release 3.1 is intended to speed time to value of the development of loosely coupled process integrations by harnessing the combined power of predefined application integration and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g.

Oracle AIA provides an open, standards-based approach for organizations to integrate cross-application business processes, leveraging a broad range of custom, Oracle or third-party applications, while providing a jumpstart to integration projects, reducing integration risk and lowering integration costs.

"They are really meant to be accelerators,"  says Hall of the prebuilt integrations.  They are intended to overcome common issues that customers will face when they are doing integration between applications, "and these things are not unique to Oracle; they are industry challenges," he explains.

In addition to the three new PIPs, the Oracle Value Chain Planning Integration Base Pack, which previously delivered pre-built integration from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to Value Chain Planning and Demantra Demand Management solutions, has now been extended to include integration with PeopleSoft Enterprise Supply Chain Management to Demantra Demand Management.

Additional information about Oracle Application Integration Architecture, is available here.  For more information about Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, go here.