I, personally, would be interested to know Oracle's strategy for its product Oracle BPEL Process Manager 10.1.3.x
BEA had its AquaLogic BPM (ALBPM) and the question qas which of the two would survive to the union.I think that the solution has been smart. The two products remain, with the following names:
- Oracle BPEL Process Manager 10.1.3.3 It is the product that Oracle already had to use BPEL
- Oracle BPM (10.3.0.0.0) Before ALBPM 6.0
Both products are part of the BPM Suite with:
And the best thing is that everything points to a convergence in SOA Suite v11 that would enable the best of both worlds; turning (according to Gartner) Oracle into the undisputed leader of the SOA world.
Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products
Source: Gartner (September 2008)
I think the best thing of all is that I know the two products and firmly believe that it may leave something extremely productive/innovative in uniting them to achieve the best from each.