Oracle this week announced a series of major innovations across the Oracle Cloud Platform that is designed to give organisations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the cloud.
At the heart of Oracle’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is Oracle’s new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) based on Oracle Database 12c Release 2. Oracle’s new database is being made available in the cloud first, providing 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.
For nearly 40 years, more than 300,000 customers have trusted Oracle database technology to run database applications. Today, Oracle is bringing that speed, scale and reliability to the cloud with a new DBaaS offering. Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is fully compatible from entry-level to the largest database workloads and enables businesses to take advantage of on-premise-grade capabilities to run database development, small to mid-sized business and departmental applications, as well as enterprise applications in the cloud.
Oracle also unveiled new enhancements and 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. PaaS enhancements unveiled today also include 19 new cloud services including: Container Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, Big Data Cloud Services and Oracle Analytics Cloud Services.
The announcements by Oracle come at a time when many organisations have found themselves wanting to leverage the cost and simplicity of the cloud but have yet to make the move. Concerns about security, scale and complexity, uncertain migration paths, fragmented toolsets and
inconsistent user experiences have left many businesses sitting on the sidelines in search of a cloud offering with the on-premise-grade capabilities enterprise IT requires. With today’s announcements, Oracle is delivering the end-to-end capabilities enterprises need to take full advantage of the cloud.
“Oracle Cloud Platform enables developers, IT and line of business leaders to easily leverage the cloud for any workload,” said Oracle Product Development President Thomas Kurian.
“Oracle Cloud Platform offers an integrated offering across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS because that’s what the enterprise customer demands. Oracle makes it easy to run our open standards-based Platform as a Service in the public cloud with high performance and availability.”
Today’s release of Oracle’s world’s number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, coming first in the cloud, marks a new era of magnitude and innovation for the enterprise. Building on its unique multi-tenant architecture and in-memory technology, Oracle’s flagship database is poised to exceed today’s requirements and future-proof enterprise against the exponential data sprawl of tomorrow with faster analytics workloads and unrivalled support for database magnitudes up to hundreds of terabytes.
Oracle Database will also help reinvent productivity for DevOps while bolstering security by enabling rapid setup and teardown of new databases as well as advanced configuration to combine the world-class performance of Oracle Exadata engineered systems with Oracle’s unique pluggable database technology. This next-generation standard of performance is now available as an entry-level solution for small to medium-sized databases in production, development and testing—starting at just US $ 175 per month with Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service.
For enterprises to build on top of the world’s number one database, Oracle released a range of new PaaS services that make it easier to develop, move, manage and connect in the cloud.