Samsung, Oracle to provide updated Apache tools for enterprise developers

Samsung and Oracle are working to give developers an updated Apache Cordova plug-in tool to make cloud-based enterprise solutions as they continue an enterprise alliance that parallels that of Apple and IBM's.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung Electronics and Oracle will strengthen their cooperation to provide cloud-based mobile enterprise solutions for system integrators and provide updated tools for developers, the companies announced.

Samsung and Oracle have been providing app developers with the Apache Cordova plug-in tool and sample codes since October. The plug-in supports Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit developers.

An upgraded tool with expanded sets of plug-ins is in the works, they said, but didn't reveal when it will be rolled out.

System integrator Auraplayer used them to build solutions for clients such as Jubilee Life Insurance and New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The firm is a member of Oracle's Partner Network and Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program.

Other partners such as HCL Technology, Sofbang, and L&T Infotech -- first presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 last year -- will be again heading to next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to show off solutions that also used the tool provided by Samsung and Oracle.

The two companies will also expand support for the Apache Cordova developers community going forward.

They will leverage Oracle's enterprise software expertise and Samsung's devices, they said.

"In today's mobile environment, it is critical that businesses deploy a mobile-first strategy to maintain success and accomplish growth," said Young Kim, vice president at Samsung's enterprise team. "Samsung and Oracle are not only helping customers through mobility but also enabling developers and solution providers to create next generation mobile applications and services that are driving a new frontier of productivity.

"With the combination of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service and Samsung's industry-defining device capabilities, we are continuing to advance and simplify enterprise mobility, bringing enterprises to a new level of performance," said Oracle group vice president Sri Ramanathan.

Samsung and Oracle have been working closely since announced their partnership at Oracle OpenWorld 2015, an alliance that parallels Apple and IBM's.

Samsung SDS, Samsung Electronics' IT solution affiliate, is also working with Oracle to expand into China's logistic market.

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