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Announcing the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architecture Center

Flavio Pereira
Senior Manager, Product Management

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a broad and deep platform with over 50 cloud services. The rich functionality enables customers to design cloud applications with optimal high availability, security, performance, and cost. Although the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation site is a fantastic repository for service- and product-related content, we saw an opportunity to highlight “architecture assets.” These assets, which include reference architectures, best practices, sample code, design patterns, and training content, help you build more effectively in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Today, we’re announcing the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architecture Center, which showcases technical content to help you build on Oracle Cloud.

What’s in the Architecture Center

We’ve reorganized some of our existing content into logical groupings:

  • Reference architectures
  • Quick starts
  • Solution guides
  • Getting started
  • Learning resources
  • Blog posts

Screenshot that shows the options in the Architecture Center: reference architectures, quick starts, solution guides, getting started, on-demand learning, and blogs.

Our goal for the Architecture Center is to provide an optimal navigational experience focused on real use cases and customers. For example, customers often tell us that they want to understand how to use our services to design and deploy solutions. So, we made a section dedicated to solution guides that cover Oracle solutions—such as E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and AgilePLM—as well as modern cloud native solutions. We also want to make it easier for customers to learn how to use our technology. So, we have sections devoted to getting started and learning resources, covering L50 (Foundation) and L100-L300 technical content and hands-on-labs.

Launching the First 20 Reference Architectures

An important goal of the Architecture Center is to provide best practices for applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. To make this guidance more accessible, we’re launching a library of reference architectures for some of the most common application stacks and architecture patterns. These architectures provide recommendations and considerations for designing your applications. The following list provides links to the first 20 available architectures.

Category

Reference Architecture

Networking

Connect your on-premises network using FastConnect

Connect your on-premises network using VPN

Set up a hub-and-spoke network topology

Protect your cloud resources using a virtual firewall

Cloud native

Set up a CI/CD pipeline for cloud deployments

Deploy Jenkins in master/agent mode

Deploy a highly available web application

Deploy microservices to a Kubernetes cluster

Deploy Oracle WebLogic server in a Kubernetes cluster

Deploy an event-triggered serverless application

Deploy Elasticsearch and Kibana

Database

Deploy a high available, distributed cache using Redis

Deploy a high available Cockroach DB cluster

Deploy a MongoDB database

Deploy a PostgreSQL database

Deploy a highly available Apache Cassandra cluster

Scalability

Deploy a highly available bare metal database

Deploy a scalable, distributed file system using GlusterFS

Deploy a scalable, distributed file system using Lustre

Deploy a high-performance storage cluster using IBM Spectrum Scale

 

You can find more as they are released by going directly to the Reference Architectures page. New architectures are released every week, and they’re translated into 11 languages!

Detailed Diagrams and Recommendations

Although thorough, our technical content can be overwhelming. Most of the time, you’re learning new technology on the go, so we wanted to keep these reference architectures limited to 2-3 pages. Because many people learn more from looking at diagrams than from reading text, every architecture includes at least one diagram that shows the various components and their interactions, using a standard set of icons.

Screenshot of an example diagram that shows the components involved in triggering a function via the Events service when an object is uploaded to Object Storage.

Every reference architecture also includes recommendations and considerations for your implementation, including guidance for availability, security, performance, and cost.

Terraform Deployments

We can’t have a real-life reference architecture without a deployable solution. Wherever applicable, we’re releasing Terraform code that you can easily download, modify, and deploy in your own accounts. You can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Resource Manager, a managed infrastructure-as-code offering based on Terraform, to share and manage configurations and state files across multiple teams and platforms and go beyond local Terraform installations.

These Terraform deployments are part of a collection of more than 60 quick-start templates that deploy complex software stacks from our partners and community. These templates include solutions for H2O, Kinetica, SAS, Splunk, Hortonworks, and others and are intended to get you started using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can customize these solutions to form the basis of a more complex deployment.

We hope that you find the Architecture Center useful! Please send us your feedback at oci-enablement_us_grp@oracle.com.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • VICTOR FILHO Thursday, February 27, 2020
    Great news! One place for cases, knowledge and references! Congratulations! Fly Oracle Cloud!
  • Atif Humayun Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Very good effort put in, long awaited. This will effectively facilitate solution engineering community within partner ecosystem, globally. As well as, equip customers to think innovate, experiment and disrupt their existing on-premise status quo IT ecosystems.
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