Helping Enterprises Embrace Cloud Native Culture and Open Source
At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 in Barcelona, Oracle open source projects and cloud services are helping enterprise development teams embrace cloud native culture and open source. With the announcement and open sourcing of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker for Kubernetes this week, Oracle continues to expand its commitment to open source and cloud native solutions targeted at helping move enterprise workloads to the cloud.
This includes a recent set of Oracle open source solutions that facilitate enterprise cloud migrations including Helidon, GraalVM, Fn Project, MySQL Operator for Kubernetes, and the WebLogic Operator for Kubernetes. In addition, the recently launched Oracle Cloud Developer Image provides a comprehensive development platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure that includes Oracle Linux, Oracle Java SE (includes Java 8, 11, and 12), Terraform and many SDKs. To help ensure our customers have what is needed to make their move to the cloud as easy as possible, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers receive full support for all of this software at no additional cost. Read more here.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker enables customers to access Oracle’s generation 2 cloud infrastructure services and manage their lifecycle natively from within Kubernetes via Kubernetes APIs. In particular, this gives Oracle Database teams a fast and efficient path to cloud native and Kubernetes by using Oracle Autonomous Database cloud services with the new Service Broker and Kubernetes. In this use case, Kubernetes automates the provisioning, configuration, and management of all the application infrastructure, using Service Broker to connect to services such as Autonomous Data Warehouse and Automated Transaction Processing. Thus, database teams are able to not only move database applications to the cloud but at the same time improve performance, lower cost, and modernize their overall application architecture.
Where We Are At
On the surface, cloud native has never been bigger or better. Three major factors are driving cloud native today. DevOps has changed how we develop & deploy software. Open source has democratized what platforms we use. The cloud has super-charged where we develop and run applications. But the reality is many enterprise development teams have been left behind – facing a variety of cultural change, complexity, and training challenges that survey after survey confirms.
Solution: A Bigger, Better Cloud Native Tent
The cloud native community needs to build a bigger tent – one that is (1) more open and supports a multi-cloud future, (2) more sustainable – that reduces complexity versus piling more on, and (3) more inclusive to all teams – modern and traditional, startups and enterprises alike. Oracle helps by starting with what enterprises already know and working from there, thus building bridges and on-ramps to cloud native from a familiar starting point. This strategy focuses on an open, sustainable, and inclusive approach.
Open Source: Enabling Enterprise Developers
Oracle open source projects are being directed at moving enterprise workloads to the cloud and cloud native architectures. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker enables provisioning and binding of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services with the applications that depend on those services from within the Kubernetes environment. Along with MySQL and VirtualBox, other more recent key Oracle open source projects include:
In addition, open source community engagement is critical to moving existing projects forward for enterprises and cloud. Oracle continues to contribute to a large number of 3rd party open source projects and is a top contributor to many including Linux.
Sustainable Cloud Services: Managed and Open
Over the last six months, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has launched and updated a wide range of managed cloud native services that enable enterprises to leapfrog complexity and move to useful productivity. These services include:
Inclusive: Modern + Traditional, On-Premise + Cloud
While every KubeCon introduces more new projects and exciting advancements, Oracle is expending an equal effort on helping existing enterprise development teams embrace cloud native culture and open source. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Broker for Kubernetes along with projects like Helidon, GraalVM, Fn Project, MySQL Operator for Kubernetes, and the WebLogic Operator for Kubernetes are just a few of the ways we can all help build a bigger tent to battle the growing enterprise issues of cultural change and rising complexity.