By Eric Bezille-Oracle on sept. 25, 2013
Today we went into the Cloud, with 3 major announcements delivered by Thomas Kurian: a full Database as a Service, a full Java as a Service and a full Infrastructure as a Service in Oracle Cloud, guaranteed, backup and operated by Oracle, depending on different level of services.
Database as a Service
You will be able to provision inside Oracle Cloud a full Oracle Database (12c or 11g) either in single node or in highly available RAC cluster. This Database will be accessible in full SQL*NET, with Root access. This service will be offer in 3 different models :
Basic Service: pre-configured, automatically installed Database Software, managed by you through Enterprise Manager Express.
Managed Service: Oracle Databases managed by Oracle, including :
- Quarterly Patching and Upgrades with SLA
- Automated Backup and Point-in-Time Recovery
- Elastic Compute and Storage
Maximum Availability Service: Oracle manages an highly available Database, including:
- Real Application Cluster (RAC)
- Data Guard for Maximum Availability
- More flexible upgrade schedule
Of course you will be able to move your Data or even you entire Database between your Enterprise Datacenter and Oracle Cloud by leveraging regular tools like SQL loader or Data Pump for example.
Java as a Service
In the same model as the Database as a Service, you will be able to deploy dedicated Weblogic cluster(s) on our Compute Service. Full WLST, JMX and Root access will be provided as well. The 3 different models of services will be the following:
Basic Service: pre-configured, automatically installed weblogic software, with a single node Weblogic Suite (12c or 11g), managed by you using Enterprise Manager.
Managed Service: Oracle manages one or more Weblogic domains in the same way as the Database as a Service's Managed Service.
Maximum Availability Service: Oracle Manage an Highly Available environment, with the following characteristics :
- Weblogic cluster integrated with RAC
- Automated Disaster Recovery and Failover
- More flexible upgrade schedules
- Additional staging environment
So now let's have a quick look at the constituents of our Infrastructure as a Service layer.
Infrastructure as a Service
Compute Service: will provide an elastic compute capacity in Oracle Cloud, based on 3 different type of requirements : Standard, Compute Intensive or Memory Intensive. The management will be based on REST API, and providing as well Root VM access. This Compute Service will provide network isolation and elastic IP addresses. And of course, it will be highly available.
Storage Service: will store and manage digital content. The management will be through Java and REST API (OpenStack Swift). It has been designed for performance, scalability and availability.
All those new or enhanced services, are complementing all the Oracle Software as a Services already existing and adopted with success by many of our customers, like was shown in many testimonies during Thomas Key Notes. This provides a Platform for our partners who are leveraging our technologies to build their own services in Oracle Cloud. That's why we also created an Oracle Cloud Market Place, enabling the delivery of our partners applications, as well as their combination/integration tailor to your specific needs directly in Oracle Cloud.
Let's Jump into the Cloud....