Oracle Enhances MLB Fantasy Baseball game With JavaFX-Based Applications

New Feature-Rich JavaFX-Based Applications Provide Connected and Interactive User Experiences for Fantasy Baseball Participants

 

News Facts

  • MLB Advanced Media, LP has enhanced its MLB.com
    Fantasy Baseball game with two innovative applications that use JavaFX technology to deliver
    interactive and expressive user experiences.
  • Oracle provides MLB.com with an end-to-end technology
    solution, as the applications and services are built and delivered using Oracle’s Sun Server and Storage Systems, Oracle
    Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and now, JavaFX and the Java platform
    to deliver a compelling user experience.
  • JavaFX enables MLB.com to leverage its existing Java
    platform experience and skills to create, maintain and support rich client
    applications for thousands of fantasy baseball players each week.
  • The Fantasy Live Draft application allows each fantasy
    team owner to interact dynamically with the thousands of fantasy leagues created
    annually. Each Fantasy Live Draft application is connected to the league’s draft
    service – with the server managing player selection, instant messaging between
    team managers and real time updating of roster selection for each instance of
    the application.
  • The Live Scoreboard application allows users to see their
    team’s up-to-the-minute statistics, as roster players earn fantasy points during
    live baseball games. Players also can browse head-to-head comparisons of earned
    points versus other teams in their league.

Supporting Quotes

  • “MLB.com is proud of its long-standing technology
    relationship with Sun and Oracle, one that dates back to our inception a decade
    ago. Powering fantasy baseball is a complex enterprise-class application and one
    that requires massive volumes of data that is constantly updated over the course
    of an entire season of games. JavaFX has made it more efficient to build and
    extend our live Fantasy Baseball applications by leveraging our extensive
    knowledge of the Java platform,” said Joe Choti, CTO, MLB.com.
  • “MLB.com’s Fantasy Baseball applications are yet another
    example of how companies are leveraging JavaFX technology to create an
    unparalleled user experience for consumers,” said Hasan Rizvi, senior vice
    president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java. “The MLB.com Fantasy Baseball
    applications manage vast amounts of ever changing data for fun, but intense,
    fantasy sports competitions. We are continuing to accelerate the development of
    JavaFX and are working with key customers like MLB.com to advance its position
    in the rich client development platform market segment.”

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