As reported in COMPUTERWORLD on Friday 16 July, Oracle is planning to
unbundle the Application Server components, allowing the user to only
license the components that they use rather than the entire suite.
Basically, in the next 60 days Oracle will
announce a new pricing scheme allowing you to license only those
components that you actually need.
Also announced was the upcoming release of
Version 11.5.10 of the Oracle E-Business Suite
The entire article is here:
Application Server Certification Stalled
Oracle’s director of certification.
DiIanni: We actually haven’t had a very good
uptake on that certification….I can tell you that you won’t see another
level for Oracle 9i. If we do anything on that certification, it won’t
be until 10g. I quite honestly think that there was never really a
need for a specific job role around Application Server Administrator
because I think a lot of existing DBAs ended up inheriting that
responsibility. And so if you have these existing DBAs, there really
isn’t a lot of value in obtaining an OCA-level certification for Web
Sometimes, the launch of a product doesn’t necessarily create a
job role, and certifications are really associated with job roles. This
was one certification that was pushed very hard by the product groups as
a way of putting it out there and hopefully evangelizing the product,
and [certification] just doesn’t work that way.
Burleson Oracle Consulting
Kittrell, NC, USA, 27544