Oracle offers Fusion road map


The goal of the middleware is to create a single development environment, using one set of tools so that if PeopleSoft or J.D. Edwards customers want to "upgrade" to Fusion, they can do so using the same technology.

Both PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards applications have been certified to work on the middleware platform.

In the meantime, because there is now a single middleware platform all three enterprise suites can share data and to some extent interoperate, as on-stage presentations demonstrated

Myth 2, Phillips said, was the idea that Oracle is starting with a blank sheet of paper, or rewriting all of the applications.

"E-business suite is the data model supporting the application suite," Phillips said. "And we are extending that with functionality."