Although its service-oriented architecture-based platform and enterprise solutions will not likely be "all things to all people" any time soon, Oracle might be showing its ability to further develop its own enterprise infrastructure and applications via a blitz acquisition of a Collaxa, a small and focused vendor, despite its unwavering appetite for direct, large competitors.
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business processes with both automated and human workflow steps, thus enabling a true SOA. Collaxa has had a long history with BPEL, creating one of the first and most proven implementations of BPEL. With its native BPEL engine, Collaxa has provided organizations, such as the European Space Agency , SAIC , and British American Tobacco , with an open means for executing business processes written in BPEL. When coupled with Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle believes this native BPEL engine completes