Oracle offers Fusion road map


The other stated goal of the presentation was to get the word out, especially to customers and press, that Oracle is "halfway" to completion of Fusion. While the claim to be meeting the deadline seems correct, one analyst was still skeptical.

"For Phillips to say they are halfway to Fusion is over the top," said Josh Greenbaum, principal at Enterprise Applications Consulting.

Greenbaum said the Fusion middleware component does appear to be on target but Oracle has a way to go to build a services-oriented environment with Web services that can be created in a model driven, service-centric way.

"They have some of this composite application work done and it looks good. But there is a tremendous amount of work yet to be done," said Greenbaum.

Also missing from the evenings presentations was any mention of the Siebel acquisition and a timeframe for the incorporation of Siebel applications.