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Oracle's pipeline delivers many new products

While the release of Fusion Middleware 11g is the big news today, the company has recently released other products as well. Earlier this week, Oracle released a new security feature for databases called Transparent Data Encryption that is designed to make it easier to encrypt data.

"Being able to encrypt all application data efficiently is a big benefit to organizations in terms of keeping up with business needs and staying ahead of regulatory requirements," said Gary Loveland, PricewaterhouseCoopers' advisory principal and security practice leader in the US, in a statement.

The company also released Oracle Enterprise Manager, a product that helps companies handle configuration management. In a sense, the product switches from managing hardware to managing the hardware used to support specific software applications.

"Oracle has improved application configuration management capabilities allowing customers to manage 'application' configurations and their underlying infrastructure components in an easy and automated way. The solution helps customers automate configuration management across the deployment lifecycle -- for example, from test to production -- using a unique template-based capability that ensures tested and certified configurations are enforced as they are rolled out from test to production sites. The benefits are for both physical and virtual environments," said Moe Fardoost, Oracle senior director of product development, in an e-mail to InternetNews.com.

Oracle renewed its emphasis on cloud computing with an announcement that will make it easier for ISVs to deliver cloud applications. The "SaaS for ISVs" program delivers Oracle infrastructure on a monthly subscription model.

"The combined Oracle Platform for SaaS and licensing options deliver the power and flexibility ISVs need to compete and win in today's global SaaS marketplace," said Judson Althoff, Oracle senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels, in a statement.

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