Project deadlines are usually immovable objects. But some components within the project may not always be ready no matter how much effort has been put in. If possible, however, the bulk project may hit deadline without those components, which can be added later.
The notification for delay has been sent to the Java EE 7 Expert Group, according to a blog from Oracle's Linda DeMichiel
, which is referred to in the news story. DeMichiel says the features that can't make the upcoming release will be in Java EE 8 in 2015. She adds that EE 7 will have some cloud support.