The service results cache helps reduce the latency time required to access frequently used services. Meanwhile, automatic lifecycle service governance synchronizes service governance with a common repository from development to runtime.
Their hooks, designed to make it easier to bridge enterprise applications with cloud infrastructure indicate that Oracle is getting more comfortable with the notion of 'the cloud' — a topic that its colorful leader, Larry Ellison, berated not that long ago.
"As customers expand their service infrastructure to include more disparate services from clouds and other external sources, the need for high service availability and performance dramatically increases," said David Shaffer, vice president, product management, Oracle Fusion Middleware. "The new features in Oracle Service Bus 11g eliminate performance bottlenecks and ensure high service availability so customers can dramatically improve the performance and scalability of their SOA investments," he said, in a prepared statement.