Oracle and SAP banking on distinctly different SOA strategies

August 8, 2006

[From SearchOracle.com]

Interest in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach to software deployments continues to grow rapidly, and business applications giants Oracle and SAP AG are each vying for position at the forefront of the movement with two distinctly different SOA philosophies, according to one expert.

Anne Thomas Manes, a vice president and research director with Midvale, Utah-based Burton Group, says that companies looking for a quicker SOA fix can turn to SAP, which focuses its SOA efforts on internal SAP applications. But companies looking for greater flexibility and support for third-party applications over the long haul will likely find that Oracle is the better choice, she said.

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