The software also has been engineered to work more easily with the Oracle Real Application Clusters database clustering software. The application server can pick the best database server to work with at any given moment, and, as a result, can enjoy up to a threefold performance boost, Lehmann said. Other application servers will poll the database for new events to act upon, whereas, for WebLogic, Oracle set up a messaging system that can alert the application server immediately when new information has been ingested into the database. Oracle engineered similar performance enhancing shortcuts wth its Exalogic appliance, which is based on WebLogic.
At the behest of users, Oracle also integrated WebLogic with Apache Maven, which aids developers in managing their applications' dependencies, or the libraries and classes needed for that program to operate. "This makes it easy for our customers to integrate WebLogic into their standard build environment," Lehmann said.