Load Balancer for Oracle Forms

January 29, 2014

While most of us think that  no one at Oracle is really paying attention to all us Oracle Forms folks, we have been proven  wrong. Here is a great example of how Oracle Principal Product Manager, Michael Ferrante, is getting us new features and functionality for our beloved product. Oracle Forms 11g now has support for  Oracle Traffic Director (OTD).  OTD is a layer-7 software load balancer that works quickly and reliably that can be setup as an entry point for all HTTP, HTTPS, and TCP traffic to app and web servers.  The Oracle Traffic Director has the ability to distribute requests from clients to servers through standard load-balancing methods.  It then routes the requests based on pre-specified rules, caches data, prioritizes all traffic and controls the quality of service provided.   This is a welcome addition since many Forms users has suffered in the past from Oracle Web Cache performance issues. To find out more about this new feature read the full OTD whitepaper from Oracle.