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Is Oracle Beehive DBA (Dead Before Arrival)?

I haven’t heard anything from Oracle in quite a while about Beehive, its next-generation collaboration suite. Is it DBA – dead before arrival?

The Beehive Collaboration Software product page on Oracle gives the impression it’s still available. There are PDFs pointing to features in Beehive 2.0.

The Oracle press release from October 2010 says customers are upgrading to the latest “Oracle calendar and email software,” but notes there are other modules for voice mail and other capabilities.

The last time customers and partners were buzzing about Oracle Beehive, according to a search on, was September 2008 when the product was announced.

The Oracle Beehive blog is abandoned. Looks like the queen bee departed with all her minions.

WebCenter Suite 11g received “significant enhancements” back in January, including in the collaboration area:

– Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g enables organizations to develop and deploy internal and external portals and websites, composite applications, mashups, and social and collaboration services all tightly integrated with enterprise applications.

– Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g extends the value of technology investments by enabling the addition of social computing capabilities to existing portals, while helping organizations enhance Oracle Applications, leverage Oracle Content Management and easily assemble composite applications through Oracle’s common user experience architecture, as well as a broad set of reusable, standards-based components.

– In addition, the latest version of Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g engages business users through improved collaboration capabilities, increased personalization features, and better information discovery and access within the context of business processes.

So – is Beehive DBA?

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