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Oracle unveils new Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings

By Jonnah Pante - on 9 Nov 2016, 4:25pm

Oracle unveils new Database-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings

Dedicated to give the organizations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the Cloud, Oracle, the fastest growing scaled cloud company in the world, has unveiled a series of developments across the Oracle Cloud Platform. This, and other interesting developments about the Oracle Cloud were announced during the Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

Oracle’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is now equipped with the company’s new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), which is based on Oracle's Database 12c Release. The new Database that is made available in the Cloud first, is intended to provide businesses of all sizes with access to the world’s fastest, most scalable, and reliable database technology in a cost-effective and flexible Cloud environment. The Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is also fully compatible from entry-level to the largest database workloads.

Oracle also announced new enhancements, as well as Oracle Cloud Platform offerings, including comprehensive tools for all application development models. This includes simplified migration and extension of enterprise workloads in the Cloud, tools for Cloud native, and low-code development. New PaaS developments include 19 new Cloud services such as Container Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, Big Data Cloud Services, and Oracle Analytics Cloud Services.

  • Oracle Developer Cloud Service makes collaboration between developers easier by integrating with popular collaboration tools like Slack, Hipchat, Hashicorp's Packer, and Terraform and including agile management features for managing sprints, tasks, and backlogs.
  • Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a new Cloud-native security and identity platform that quickly integrates with Cloud applications using open standards and allows user identities to be managed across Cloud and on-premise deployments.
  • Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, Oracle Data Integration Cloud, includes a unified design environment for developing MapReduce transformations, transforming structured data, and developing Hive-based transformations, all in a single utility. Oracle delivers an industry-first in its ability to replicate data in near real-time or in batches from on-premise to the Cloud or from one Cloud to another.
  • Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service allows customers to install out-of-the-box IoT applications such as Asset Monitoring, Production Monitoring, Fleet Monitoring, or Connected Worker. The IoT Cloud service delivers simplified connectivity through device virtualization, streaming, and predictive analytics. This combines in-motion data collected from devices, at-rest contextual data residing in the ERP, CRM applications, and pre-existing integration with business applications like Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards, and Oracle’s PeopleSoft.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud lets enterprise empower anyone to ask any question of any data using any device, in the Cloud, on-premise, or both. This includes Oracle Essbase Cloud Service, a new Cloud solution that enables enterprises to transform unreliable spreadsheet-based processes into streamlined collaborative models in minutes.


Oracle OpenWorld 2016

Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, Oracle annually holds an event called the Oracle OpenWorld – the industry’s most important business and technology conference that delivers insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology.

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Mina Luz Lim, Oracle Philippines Corporation Country Managing Director

Relaying what happened during the Oracle OpenWorld event last September 18 to 22 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Mina Luz Lim, Oracle Philippines Corporation Country Managing Director presented the cloud strategy updates made during the Oracle OpenWorld 2016. Among the announcements made during said event, aside from the aforementioned latest updates on DBaaS and PaaS, include Oracle’s new cloud services, as well as major developments on their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) offerings.

"Oracle is the fastest growing scaled Cloud company in the world, faster than Amazon and Microsoft. What makes Oracle unique as a Cloud provider is because we offer three layers – Sotware-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Data is an asset. How Oracle makes use of this data creates a difference to our customers," shares Lim. 

"We have six design goals for our Cloud. One is cost – it should be the lowest acquisition price. Reliability – fault tolerant, no single point of failure. The third goal is performance – it should be the fastest database middleware analytics. Fourth goal is standard. And of course, compatibility. This is the unique proposition of Oracle where we can move workloads between on-premise, Cloud, and dispersed. We make it easy. We have tools and products to support it where you can just lift and shift your data into the Cloud. And of course, security. Security is Oracle’s DNA. We provide security every layer of the stack, so if you’re providing Infrastructure, Platform, and Application, we make sure that these are secured every single layer. These are the design goals that Oracle sets upon itself to make our Cloud strategy successful."

Lim also shared details about the new Oracle Cloud Machine,  a unique offering from Oracle.

"This machine - the Oracle Cloud Machine is delivered to the customer's premises, but it is an Oracle Cloud. We (Oracle) maintain it, we deploy and manage everything in the machine, and it is considered as a Cloud. However, this machine will reside in the customer's premises or data center. That makes it unique because - the customer's retains full control over data and software. It address data sovereignty."