To accelerate move of enterprise IT to the cloud, Oracle unveils latest cloud platform

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Oracle recently announced a series of major innovations across the Oracle Cloud Platform that are designed to give organizations they need to run their most critical applications in the Cloud.

“Oracle is the fastest growing cloud company in the world, faster than Amazon (Web Services) and Microsoft,” said Mina Lim, country managing director at Oracle Philippines. “What makes Oracle unique as a cloud provider is we offer three layers: software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service, and I don’t think even our closest competitor has the same offering.”

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 Cloud Platform enables developers, IT, and line of business leaders to easily leverage the Cloud for any workload,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. “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.”

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 nineteen 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 recent announcements by Oracle come at a time when many organizations 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 these announcements, Oracle is delivering the end-to-end capabilities enterprises need to take full advantage of the Cloud.

“We are very serious about our cloud strategy and Oracle will contiune to invest in the cloud,” said Lim. “Even small and medium businesses will be able to take advantage of the same enterprise-class Oracle technologies.”