Oracle WebLogic Server 12c provides significant enhancements to help customers and partners lower their total cost of ownership and derive more value from their current application infrastructure, while accelerating the development cycle and reducing time-to-market for their applications.
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is now certified for the full Java EE 6 platform specification, which enables higher developer productivity with standards-based, modern APIs, including Servlet 3.0, JAX-RS 1.1, Java Server Faces 2.1, EJB 3.1, Context and Dependency Injection for Java, and many others.
Oracle WebLogic Server developers can now leverage Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 7 features to create cleaner, more maintainable code.
Oracle WebLogic Server provides out of the box support for dependency management and a uniform build process via an updated Oracle WebLogic Server plug-in for Apache Maven.
The new Fusion Middleware component Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) directly integrates with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c to add high-performance and high availability traffic routing capabilities, along with dynamically configurable caching, load-balancing and proxy support for HTTP-based applications.
Leveraging graphical tooling and open, PaaS Web Service APIs, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder enables simplified configuration and packaging of multi-tier enterprise applications on environments virtualized with Oracle VM.
Customers can leverage Oracle WebLogic Server 12c to meet their most demanding business needs with a reliable, available, secure platform:
Oracle Traffic Director can deliver a 3-4x performance boost to applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware, compared to traditional web-based architectures. It is delivered on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud where it has been optimized for extreme performance taking advantage of Intel's Advanced Encryption Set and Integrated Performance Primitives to deliver maximum compression and SSL performance.
Oracle WebLogic Server has recently achieved world record SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark results including: World record multi-node result; Highest EjOPS per core; and World record dual-node result.
Gartner, Inc. has placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2011 report, "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers".
Oracle WebLogic Server is optimized to run as a high performance, mission critical, elastic Cloud infrastructure on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the world's first and only engineered system for Cloud computing. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is tested and tuned by Oracle to provide the best foundation for Java applications, Oracle applications and other enterprise applications with blazing performance.
Oracle WebLogic Server is also a key component of the new Oracle Java Cloud Service, an enterprise platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical Java EE applications, which supports development and deployment from multiple Java-based integrated development environments (IDEs), including Oracle JDeveloper, NetBeans IDE and Eclipse.
"With Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, customers can leverage the no. 1 application server to get more out of their existing infrastructure, dramatically simplify application deployment and management and accelerate time-to-market with developer efficiency innovations", stated Cameron Purdy, vice president, Development, Oracle. "In addition, with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, customers are better positioned to adopt Cloud computing and can leverage their existing infrastructure to create private or public Cloud architectures and then easily move back and forth between on and off premise infrastructure as their requirements change. Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provide an ideal Cloud application foundation with maximum performance, scalability and reliability."
"Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, with over 6,000 hotels worldwide, uses Oracle WebLogic Server as a strategic platform. Our Oracle WebLogic Server infrastructure handles over 3.2 million requests each day, serving thousands of franchised properties, in a 24x7 environment with zero-downtime application deployments. We are excited about many of the innovations in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, including full Java EE 6 support, faster application development, and better performance. With the new Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, we are excited to see new capabilities around automated configuration management, performance monitoring and diagnostics, and out-of-the-box monitoring which increases our staff productivity and further improves our quality of service by minimizing downtime", stated Rain Fletcher, vice president, Applications Development and Architecture, Choice Hotels.
"Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is exactly what I have been waiting for. Developing Java EE 6 applications for Oracle WebLogic Server has never been easier. Development, deployment, management and productivity have now been taken to the next level, which makes Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, in my opinion, the most reliable Java EE application server ever", stated Markus Eisele, a German Software Architect and Consultant.