ColdFusion MX on Oracle Application Server 10g

Oracle Application Server is NOT officially supported by ColdFusion, but Oracle has posted a Technical Note which “details the steps required to deploy and configure Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 for J2EE under Oracle Application Server (OracleAS) 10g (9.0.4)”. See

11 responses to “ColdFusion MX on Oracle Application Server 10g”

  1. Tom Kitta Avatar
    Tom Kitta

    We are using at the company I work for Oracle 10g with CF MX 6.1 and it works fine except for blobs/clobs and cursors which are slow (according to DBA).

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Tom, it sounds as though you are using Oracle as a database back-end for CF, and that is indeed supported. What this tech note describes it actually running CF itself as a J2EE on Oracle J2EE server (instead of the integrated JRun or some other J2EE server).

  3. Tom Kitta Avatar
    Tom Kitta

    Yes, you are right, I guess in my mind by the end of the work-day Oracle == database. Should have read the post more carefully.

  4. Eric Davis Avatar
    Eric Davis

    I’ve been trying to get CFMX to work on Oracle AS 10g on Windows 2003 for the last week with no success. I was able to get it working on Linux the week before while attending a 10g admin class. The articles I have used are:
    OTN document:
    Macromedia document:
    I’ve posted install question on the OTN forums, Macromedia CF and CFTalk at HouseOfFusion, but no one has posted any helpful responses yet. I hope these article help you.

  5. Scott Avatar

    Is there a technical reason CFMX is not "officially" supported under 10gAS, or is the reason political?

  6. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Scott, if there was a) enough customer demand, and b) Oracle willingness, I am sure we’d do it.

  7. Fred Wenger Avatar
    Fred Wenger

    Ben writes: "if there was a) enough customer demand, and b) Oracle willingness, I am sure we’d do it."
    Where would a customer express their "demand" for this? I would love to run CFMX on our Oracle app server. We need the Oracle AS for a few new projects but we still have ColdFusion apps and skills. I see the day coming where mgmt is going to decide to get rid of CF because it requires its own server and security setup. Then we will have to move everything to Oracle somehow (Forms, JSP, PL/SQL pages). If CF would run on the Oracle AS server and use its SSO, we’d be set and MM would keep a customer.

  8. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Fred, let your Oracle sales rep know that this is important for you. If enough reps hear requests then maybe Oracle will see the light.

  9. Jason Bennett Avatar
    Jason Bennett

    The reason Macromedia does not support OracleAS 10g as a platform, is because Oracle Corporation refuses to pay the hellacious ‘Certification Fee’ of several million dollars. Since we already know it works, why is it necessary to pay a fee. It seems like a win-win deal to me. Oracle would to see OracleAS 10g listed as an officially supported Application Server under ColdFusion. By the way, I am the person who wrote the technical note describing how to install ColdFusion MX 6.1 under OracleAS 10g. I am also a former Oracle employee.

  10. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Jason, thanks for writing that tech note, much appreciated.
    But, there is certification fee, hellacious or otherwise. Sun, IBM, BEA, none of them paid for us to say that their J2EE servers support CF. They did, however, want us to support their servers, and worked with us to do the necessary testing and documentation. That’s all it takes, if enough customers wanted it and Oracle was interested in participating, it would happen.

  11. Larry Gutman Avatar
    Larry Gutman

    Anyone try to do this with ColdFusion 7 yet?

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