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11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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2 WebLogic Suite Options

This chapter covers licensing for SOA products. It contains the following sections:

2.1 Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option

Oracle BPEL Process Manager enables enterprises to model, deploy, and manage BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) processes. It includes a BPEL business process modeler, a scalable BPEL run-time engine, an extensible WSDL binding framework, and a monitoring console.

Oracle BPEL Process Manager can be separately licensed as a standalone product or as an option to WebLogic Suite.

It is also a component of the following suites:

Licensees of Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option may use the following SOA composite components:

Any other use will trigger a Full Use License for SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware. Specifically, use of any of the following components is not permitted under the Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option license.

Oracle BPEL Process Manager bundles UDDI client libraries from the HP SOA Systinet Registry. Such libraries and UDDI client functionality are licensed only to the end user for the purpose of connecting to and communicating with the Oracle Service Registry.

Oracle BPEL Process Manager Option includes a restricted-use license for Oracle Coherence Enterprise Edition limited to clustering, Portable Object Format, local caching, and support for internal SOA usage.

Oracle BPEL Process Manager requires a separately licensed database. For details, see Section 1.3.3.3.1, "Full Use License of Oracle Database Standard Edition or Standard Edition One".

Note:

These components (*) are included in BPEL Process Manager Option via the inclusion of Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition in WebLogic Suite. The 11g Mediator is derived from Oracle Enterprise Service Bus (OESB), which was introduced in Fusion Middleware 10g Release 3 and was Oracle's primary ESB on Oracle Containers for Java EE as well as on 3rd-party Java EE platforms such as WebSphere. Licensees of SOA Suite 10g can migrate functionality from OESB to the Mediator component of SOA Suite 11g. In SOA Suite 11g, Oracle Service Bus has become the Fusion Middleware strategic inter-application service bus going forward.

2.2 Oracle Service Bus

Oracle Service Bus (OSB – formerly BEA AquaLogic Service Bus) is a proven, lightweight SOA integration platform and a key component of the SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware product family. OSB is designed for connecting, mediating and managing interactions between heterogeneous services, not just Web services, but also Java and .Net, messaging services and legacy endpoints.

OSB uniquely delivers the integration capabilities of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with operational service management in a single product with an efficient, seamless user experience. With its flexible deployment options and automated integration with Oracle SOA Governance Suite, Oracle Service Bus is designed to handle the deployment, management and governance challenges of implementing service-oriented architecture (SOA) from department to enterprise scale.

Oracle Service Bus is licensed as an option to WebLogic Suite and is also included in SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware. Note that customers running SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware on WebLogic Server Basic, described in Section 2.5, "SOA Suite and BPEL PM Licensing with Oracle Internet Application Server," are not entitled to run Oracle Service Bus.

Oracle Service Bus includes a restricted use license for Oracle Web Services Manager for policy enforcement in Oracle Service Bus. Authoring and management tooling is limited to capabilities delivered with base Oracle Service Bus console screens. New policies may be authored with command line and scripting tools only. Any other use requires a full SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware license.

2.3 SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware

SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware is an integrated, best-in-class suite of products that helps you build, deploy, and manage deployments ranging from department-level to enterprise-wide systems. This 100% standards-based, hot-pluggable infrastructure interoperates with your existing IT investments. Many Oracle customers have succeeded in deploying high-volume, mission-critical SOA systems by leveraging the industry's best Service Bus and BPEL orchestration engine combined with Oracle's extensive connectivity options and renowned extreme-scalability on a grid computing infrastructure.

This SOA Suite version is for customers running WebLogic Server. In Fusion Middleware 11g, SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware provides heightened design-time and run-time integration using Oracle's SOA Service Platform based on SCA (Service Composite Architecture).

The suite includes:

SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware is licensed as an option to WebLogic Suite. Customers who are running SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware on WebLogic Server Basic, Section 2.5, "SOA Suite and BPEL PM Licensing with Oracle Internet Application Server," are licensed to run all components of SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware except Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Event Processing.

SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware requires a separately licensed database. For details, see Section 1.3.3.3.1, "Full Use License of Oracle Database Standard Edition or Standard Edition One".

Note:

SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware bundles UDDI client libraries from the HP SOA Systinet Registry. Such libraries and UDDI client functionality are licensed only to the end user for the purpose of connecting to and communicating with the Oracle Service Registry. SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware includes a restricted-use license for Oracle Coherence Enterprise Edition limited to clustering, Portable Object Format, local caching, and support for internal SOA usage.

2.4 Unified Business Process Management Suite

Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite is a software suite that integrates the modeling, integration, execution, management and monitoring of business processes into a complete lifecycle that supports rapid change. It enables the creation, execution, and optimization of business processes, providing for unparalleled collaboration between business and IT. As a result, business processes are automated and optimized to improve efficiency and agility while costs are lowered. Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite leverages your existing IT investments and is specially tuned for line-of-business users. Using Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite, you can improve productivity and visibility and provide your organization with the ability to respond to market needs as never before.

Oracle Unified Business Process Management Suite comprises the following components:

2.5 SOA Suite and BPEL PM Licensing with Oracle Internet Application Server

Customers who have previously licensed BPEL Process Manager Option and SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware on Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition have the right to use WebLogic Server Basic to run those products on WebLogic Server as part of their existing Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition license. This right is only for products that previously ran on Oracle Internet Application Server and does not include the right to run Oracle Service Bus or Oracle Event Processing on WebLogic Server Basic. WebLogic Server Basic is described in Appendix A, "WebLogic Server Basic."

2.6 WebLogic Coherence Grid Edition Option

Oracle Coherence Grid Edition can be licensed as an option to WebLogic Suite. For more information, see Section 1.6.2, "Oracle Coherence Grid Edition."

2.7 Application Server Enterprise Management

The following Oracle Enterprise Manager products can be licensed for use with WebLogic Suite options:

2.7.1 SOA Management Pack Enterprise Edition

This pack delivers comprehensive management and modeling capabilities for a SOA-based environment. By combining SOA run-time governance, business-IT alignment, model-driven metrics, and SOA infrastructure management with Oracle's rich and comprehensive system management solution, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing SOA-based environments.

For complete license details about SOA Management Pack Enterprise Edition, see "Oracle Middleware Enterprise Management" in Oracle Enterprise Manager Licensing Information. This document is available from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Documentation page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/grid-control/documentation/index.html.

2.7.2 WebLogic Server Management Pack Enterprise Edition

This pack offers a complete, cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution for managing Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle Application Server.

For licensing information, please refer to Section 1.21, "WebLogic Server Management Pack Enterprise Edition".