InfoWorld's Paul Krill reports that Oracle is still talking up the 'SOA 2.0' concept. On Monday, the Big O released its Oracle Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) Suite, which features Oracle Fusion Middleware products, including Oracle Enterprise Messaging, Oracle Enterprise Service Bus, Oracle Business Rules, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, and Oracle Sensor Edge Server.
In the spirit of SOA, Oracle said its Fusion middleware and EDA Suite are "hot-pluggable" architecture, meaning that it is interoperable with both Oracle and non-Oracle application servers including BEA WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss Application Server along with messaging buses such as Oracle Advanced Queuing, SonicMQ, Tibco Enterprise JMS and WebSphereMQ.
But the Big O won't let go of the SOA 2.0 label. In its press release, Oracle said that "EDA is a key component of SOA 2.0, the next-generation of SOA that defines how events and services are linked together to deliver a truly flexible and responsive IT infrastructure."
Not everyone is happy with the 'SOA 2.0' designation, especially since we're still trying to figure out SOA its its first generation. In fact, the number of names on the anti-SOA 2.0 petition has just passed the 100 mark.