Oracle9 i Application Server (Oracle9 i AS) is a J2EE-certified application server, which integrates all the technology required to develop and deploy e-business portals, transactional applications, and Web services into a single product. Oracle9 i AS provides a productive development environment for developers to create Internet Applications including J2EE Applications, Web Services, Enterprise Portals, Wireless and Business Intelligence Applications. Its open and integration-ready architecture and standards compliance ensures that Web applications can integrate with any IT environment, including legacy systems, and Oracle and non-Oracle databases.
This versatility and reliability is what makes the Oracle 9 i AS a key ingredient in advanced IT infrastructures providing critical services to end-users. Recurring or even sporadic operational/availability issues with the Oracle 9i AS, can therefore cause prolonged delays in the delivery of these critical services, in turn causing service level guarantees to be violated!
To avoid the related penalties and loss of reputation, it would be good practice to constantly observe the functioning of the Oracle 9iAS, and take action as soon as or even before a problem condition surfaces.
Oracle Application Server 10g offers a comprehensive solution for developing, integrating, and deploying applications, portals, and Web services. Based on a powerful and scalable J2EE server, Oracle Application Server 10g provides complete business integration and business intelligence suites, and best-of-breed portal software. Further, it is designed for grid computing and full lifecycle support for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
In order to ensure that the quality of the business-critical services supported by the Oracle Application server 10g does not suffer due to incapacities of the application server, it is essential that the server is monitored 24 x 7, and its performance fine-tuned to meet the demands of the service users.