Cloud Computing Outlook

Oracle Extends Cloud Portfolio to Drive Innovation and Accelerate Digital Transformation

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

REDWOOD SHORES, CA: Oracle announces new additions to the OracleCloud Platform enabling customers to build new applications, extend existing ones and easily move existing on-premises workload to the cloud with no application changes.

The new offerings include Oracle Database Cloud - Exadata, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud, Oracle Big Data Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Process Cloud.

Oracle Database Cloud – Exadata Service enables smooth migration and extends the benefit of Oracle Exadata database platform to the cloud. Customers can run Oracle database in the cloud with the same performance and availability of on-premise Oracle Exadata-based production databases.

Oracle Archive Storage Cloud Service provides long-term retention storage for applications and workloads such as corporate financial records, medical and pharmaceutical archives, insurance records and digital film masters. The service utilizes industry-standard APIs, third-party backup, archival and preservation software to enable accessing archived documents and datasets.

Oracle Integration Cloud Service provides simple and intuitive integration between the cloud and on-premises Oracle and third-party applications. Integration Cloud features pre-built integrations and embedded best practice recommendations provide new application integration experience.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service removes the complexity in the mobile backend infrastructure simplifying enterprise mobility. A next-generation Mobile Back-end as a Service (MBaaS), allows developers to rapidly develop and deploy engaging mobile apps integrated with enterprise-grade backend cloud infrastructure.Mobile app integration, mobile APIs and security are abstracted from developers, allowing them to develop and deliver mobile apps that run on any device and meet any business need. Built-in mobile analytics enables business stakeholders to gain insights into mobile app usage and adoption and personalize engagements.

Oracle Process Cloud Service enables business users to innovate and deliver process applications independent of IT. Zero-code, cloud-based process automation platform, the Process Cloud empowers business users to manage the entire lifecycle of business processes and gain actionable insight on process health and SLAs. Business users can deliver mobile workflows, automate manual processes, and customize SaaS applications.

These services are designed to maximize end user experience and productivity. With the Oracle Cloud Platform, customers and partners are able to take advantage of the industry-leading Oracle middleware and database software that global organizations already using to run their own businesses delivered via cloud.

“Oracle is growing really fast. We sold $426M worth of business in SaaS and PaaS last quarter, a 200 percent increase over the same quarter last year. That’s an industry record, no company has ever sold that much in just one quarter,” said Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO, Oracle. “Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier and it’s one-tenth their price.”