With its efforts focused on Collaboration Suite, ERP applications, 9iAS
and the like, Oracle's portal offering lacks the full extent of its marketing and sales muscle, and often appears as a user interface, rather than portal suite in its own right.
While other products can only switch/persist on HTTP and SSL packets, the UIE enables BIG-IP software to read all of the HTTP header or payload, and switch/persist on information unique to specific vendor's application server (BEA WebLogic, Microsoft, Oracle 9iAS
, etc.), XML data for web services, or on custom values for mobile applications.
Application servers supported include Tomcat, JRUN, IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, Microsoft ASP/.NET, Audium, Oracle 9IAS
, and more.
Its server agent executes in J2EE application servers including the SilverStream extend Application Server (3.7.4 and higher) and Apache Tomcat (3.7 and 4.0), and can be precompiled and repackaged using the SilverStream extend Workbench to support BEA WebLogic, IBM WebShpere, Oracle 9iAS
InterConnect, a component of the Oracle 9i Application Server Enterprise Edition is a complete integration solution that addresses all stages of the software lifecycle.