Replatforming Your Oracle Applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Forthcoming Regional Events

Are you currently running Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards or PeopleSoft on your premises, and interested in learning about moving your applications to Oracle Cloud? If so, you are invited to attend our latest half-day Lift and Shift event – Simplify Your Oracle Apps with a Custom Cloud Path – to hear how Oracle is continuing to invest in our enterprise applications while bringing cloud benefits to all of our customers. Topics Oracle Product Management and Partners will...

Friday, December 1, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS On Oracle Cloud Presentations at December 2017 UK Oracle User Group Meeting

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS17 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2017. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, and runs from Monday 4th December to Wednesday 6th December. You're welcome to come and say hello to us, and put faces to names. More importantly, please bring your questions or issues about any aspect of running EBS on Oracle Cloud: feel free to ask about...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | General Information and Resources | Read More

Important Cloud Nomenclature Changes for EBS Customers

[Contributing Author: Terri Noyes] Prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, we updated our automation for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic, and in addition released new automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Since then, there have also been a number of important changes to the terminology used. This article provides a summary of the new and original terms you can refer to when you want to know what's what. Oracle Cloud Service Names The following table...

Monday, November 13, 2017 | Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite Automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Now Available

We are very excited to announce the availability of the EBS on Oracle Cloud automation tools for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (formerly known as Bare Metal Cloud Services). These new tools extend the capabilities previously provided for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. This first release of tools for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers automation for: Provisioning of EBS demo environments Lift and shift of EBS environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle Cloud...

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | Read More

September 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

[Contributing Author: Robert Farrington] We are pleased to announce  immediate availability of the latest update to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic. This menu-driven tool is used to create, manage and configure Oracle E-Business Suite on Compute Classic and related database services. The base release of the EBS Cloud Admin Tool, Version 1.7.1, is delivered as part of the virtual machine you create using the EBS Provisioning Tools Image available...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Read More

August 2017 EBS Cloud Admin Tool Updates

The EBS Cloud Admin Tool is a menu-driven utility you use to create, manage and configure Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service and related database services. A new update provides several important enhancements to this management tool. We recommend all customers install this update as soon as possible. EBS Cloud Admin Tool Versions The current major release of the tool, Version 1.7.0, is delivered as part of the virtual machine you create using the EBS...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Read More

Lift and Shift Available for Moving EBS on Solaris to Oracle Cloud

The term Lift and Shift refers to the process of copying an on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle Cloud. The cloud copy (clone) can initially be used for development and testing, and subsequently - when you are ready - as part of a migration of your production environment to Oracle Cloud. We are pleased to announce a Lift and Shift capability for moving your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments running on Solaris SPARC to the SPARC Model 300...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Is Oracle E-Business Suite Certified on Microsoft Azure?

No. We have not tested any Oracle E-Business Suite releases with Microsoft Azure.  Are there any plans to certify this combination? No, Oracle has no plans to certify Microsoft Azure with any Oracle E-Business Suite releases. Support implications for running EBS on Microsoft Azure Oracle will provide E-Business Suite patches for issues that can be reproduced on certified operating systems, Oracle Cloud, or Oracle VM. We would advise customers to contact Microsoft Azure Support for...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Read More

Is Oracle E-Business Suite Certified on Amazon AWS EC2?

No. We have not tested any Oracle E-Business Suite releases with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  Are there any plans to certify this combination? No, Oracle has no plans to certify AWS or EC2 with any Oracle E-Business Suite releases. Support implications for running EBS on AWS/EC2 Oracle will provide E-Business Suite patches for issues that can be reproduced on certified operating systems, Oracle Cloud, or Oracle VM. We would advise customers to contact...

Friday, June 9, 2017 | Read More

Fast Cloning of EBS on Oracle Compute Cloud Service

Overview  Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite environments on-premises is one of the most common activities in the daily life of every applications DBA. To perform this task, EBS provides the built-in Rapid Clone utility.  Rapid Clone includes routines to separately package the application tier and database tier elements of the source environment. DBAs then copy the packages to a target server, and launch a configuration step on the target system. This traditional cloning process...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS Cloud Admin Tool Update Available

We have been fine-tuning the tools used to manage Oracle E-Business Suite environments in the Oracle Cloud. As a follow on to the EBS On Oracle Cloud Automation release 1.7.0 in March, which brought powerful capabilities for provisioning, lift and shift and management of EBS environments in the cloud, we have just released the 1.7.1 update which brings incremental improvements in several areas. Instructions on how to apply this update are available in section "Update EBS Cloud...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Welcome to the New Blog Platform

We are pleased to announce our transition to the new blogging platform is now complete. You'll notice a fresh, up to date look and feel, with content that is designed to be easily readable across the various kinds of device you may want to use. We'll continue to bring you hints and tips, product news, and other content that will help you on your journey to using EBS on Oracle Cloud. Note that if you posted any comments during the switchover period, they will have been lost....

Friday, April 28, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Blog Migrating To New Platform

This blog is in the process of being migrated to a new blogging platform. The new platform will offer superior publishing capabilities, and an enhanced user experience across different types of device. We're going on hiatus for a short time while the switchover takes place. This is our first migration, so there may be some reorganization of content along the way.  Important: please note that any comments posted from now to the new blog is operationalwill be lost. If you post a...

Friday, April 7, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Additional EBS on Oracle Cloud Automation Capabilities

We're pleased to be able to share some good news just in time for Collaborate! Building on the release earlier in March, we have just added support to our provisioning and lift and shift automation both for further release combinations and also for the Exadata Cloud Service. To take advantage of the new capabilities, you need to obtain the updated EBS Cloud Admin Tool that is included with the latest Provisioning Tools image in Oracle Marketplace. New Multi-Node Provisioning...

Friday, March 31, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Blog Taking a Break for Collaborate

Many of your blog authors from Oracle E-Business Suite Development and Product Management will be attending the Collaborate 2017 conference in Las Vegas next week. Consequently, this blog will be taking a break until the week starting 10 April.  If you are attending the conference, we'd be glad to see you at the EBS on Oracle Cloud Meet the Experts session, or any of our general sessions. You can also call in and see us in the demo ground at the following location and times: Exhi...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Can I Use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

This frequently asked question comes in several variants, including: Can I use Oracle GoldenGate with EBS on-premises to set up an operational reporting environment in Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service with EBS? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to replicate my EBS database to Oracle Cloud? Can I use Oracle GoldenGate to perform a live migration of my EBS database from on-premises to Oracle Cloud? We will answer each question in turn.   Can I use Oracle GoldenGate...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Provisioning EBS on Oracle Cloud: Latest Enhancements

[Mar. 30 update: Added further supported release combinations]  With recent enhancements to our automation, you now have more options available when you automatically provision a new Vision demo or fresh install of Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. At a high level, you can choose whichever of the following two procedures meets your specific needs: Procedure 1: Provision a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation across Multiple Cloud Service Instances In this method, you...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part II

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps] This article is a sequel to EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I. The last article introduced the tools employed in the new and improved automation that was released in early March. In contrast, this article focuses on the specific capabilities of the tools. These terms are used throughout our Oracle by Example tutorials, and will also be employed in communications such as future blog articles. For a full list of...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS on Oracle Cloud Terminology - Part I

[Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps] In this article, we tell you about some terms used in the new and improved EBS on Oracle Cloud automation that was introduced in early March. These terms are used throughout our Oracle by Example tutorials, and will be employed going forward throughout all our communications, including future blog articles and training material. In this "Part I of II", we define some of the key tools and constructs used in the...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS on Oracle Cloud: New and Improved Automation

We have been busy improving the EBS on Oracle Cloud automation infrastructure to provide significant enhancements as well as new capabilities. As always, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud is the best place to start reading about what is possible, and to help you choose the right solution for your specific needs. The following are some of the most notable automation enhancements and new options. Enhanced Multi-Node Provisioning The new EBS Cloud Admin...

Friday, March 3, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS on Oracle Cloud at Collaborate 2017

It's almost time for this year's Collaborate conference, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference sessions kick off on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Oracle E-Business Suite Development and Oracle Cloud Platforms team members will be attending the conference. They will host Meet the Experts (MTE) discussions, a Cloud panel, and a number of sessions. They will also serve as presenters and panelists at several OAUG Special Interest Group m...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Can I Customize EBS on Oracle Cloud?

You can customize your Oracle E-Business Suite environment running on Oracle Cloud in the same way as you are used to doing on-premises. In addition, you can migrate your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1 customizations to Oracle Cloud, whether you are performing a lift and shift either to Oracle Compute Cloud Service only, or to Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service. When customizing an Oracle E-Business Suite instance running on Oracle...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Can I Use Java Cloud Service with EBS?

Oracle Java Cloud Service (JCS) can be used for development, testing, user acceptance testing, staging and production applications. You can create dedicated and isolated Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 11g or 12c environments to run your entire cluster at scale.  Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 uses a three-tier logical architecture.  The technology stack for Release 12.2 comprises an application tier technology...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

How Can I Integrate Third-Party Products with EBS on Oracle Cloud?

You may have deployed third-party products with your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or 12.1 environments. The good news is that you can use these third-party products with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud just as you do with EBS on-premises. As with use of  third-party products on-premises, the following support implications apply to third-party products integrated with Oracle E-Business Suite running on Oracle Cloud: Certification and Support for...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Essential Resources for EBS on Oracle Cloud

This article provides an overview of some essential resources you should review before you install Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, or move an existing installation to Oracle Cloud. First, ensure you bookmark the Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud landing page: This page includes links to the material listed in the Resources section below, plus pointers to many other resources: Other Basic Resources The following white paper provides a comprehensive survey of all the...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter and Integration Cloud Service

[Guest author: Rekha Ayothi] I wish you all a very happy New Year! In my previous article, I gave an overview of Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter. In this article, I will focus on integrations using EBS Adapter. Usually, integrations include a source (or trigger) connection that sends a request or message to ICS, and a target (or invoke) connection to which ICS sends a request or message. For integration with SaaS on-premises...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Patching EBS on Oracle Cloud

When running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, the application tier always runs on Oracle's Compute Cloud Service (IaaS). As with on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments, you are responsible for applying Oracle E-Business Suite application patches.  You may manage the environment with your corporate staff or optionally work with Oracle Managed Cloud Services or an Oracle partner to administer (patch, clone, upgrade, etc.) your EBS environment. EBS Patching...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS on Oracle Cloud: New Year Update

Our EBS on Oracle Cloud automation has been enhanced with the new provisioning (installation) and migration features noted below, under the Oracle-By-Example tutorial (with link) that covers the relevant task.  Provisioning a Multi-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation to Oracle Compute Cloud Service Addition of support for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 Improved support for logical hostnames Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1/12.2 (with...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Holiday Break 2016

It's that time of year again.  The holiday season is upon us.  We are going to take a blog break until after the first of the year.  We will continue with our regularly scheduled blogs on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  As your time permits during this little break perhaps you can catch up on our past posts and recorded training material.  Keep our holiday break in mind as you post comments and await feedback. May your holiday season be peaceful, and the year ahead be prosperous. Ref...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Can I Test EBS on Oracle Cloud?

This month marks our six month anniversary for this blog.  Our aim has been to publish information that provides you with insight into the capabilities and options for running EBS on Oracle Cloud, and we will continue to do this.What Can You Do Now? It's easy to test EBS on Oracle Cloud.  All you need to do is create a trial Oracle Compute Cloud Service account. To apply for a 30-day free Compute trial: 1. Go to cloud.oracle.com and click the "Free Trial" button.2. Once you...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Updated: Training Available for E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

[Guest Author: Robert Farrington] Many of our readers have requested training to accompany the multitude of topics that are discussed on this blog. The good news is that what you're looking for already exists - an Oracle University channel dedicated to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud. Go to the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription and click on "EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions" to view the training available in two key areas: EBS on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) EBS...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Introducing Oracle Integration Cloud Service and EBS Adapter

[Guest Author: Rekha Ayothi] Oracle Integration Cloud Service Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is a simple, lightweight integration platform in Oracle Cloud. It provides an intuitive, browser-based user interface for integration of SaaS and on-premises applications. Its technology and application adapters provide secure connectivity and simplified access to application integration end points. ICS enables you to rapidly build and use simple integrations in the cloud with...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Video: Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud

A new video, Secure Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud, is now available via a free Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription on the EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions channel.  From the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription home page, select EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions > EBS on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) > Virtual Conference (Free Access) to locate the video. In this video, product manager Elke Phelps discusses Oracle E-Business Suite secure...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Cloud Presentations at December 2016 UK Oracle User Group Meeting

Staff from Oracle E-Business Suite Development will be contributing to the APPS16 track of the UKOUG Conference & Exhibition 2016. The conference takes place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England, and runs from Sunday 4th December to Wednesday 7th December. You're welcome to come and say hello to us, and put faces to names. More importantly, please bring your questions or issues about any aspect of running EBS on cloud: feel free to ask about overall...

Monday, November 28, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Video: Leverage Integration Cloud Service for EBS

A new video, Leverage Integration Cloud Service for Oracle E-Business Suite, is now available via a free Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription on the EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions channel. From the Oracle E-Business Suite Learning Subscription home page, select EBS and Oracle Cloud Solutions > EBS on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) > Virtual Conference (Free Access) to locate the video. In this video, product manager Rekha Ayothi provides an overview of Oracle's Integration...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Scale Up and Scale Out Your EBS R12.2 Application Tier in Oracle Cloud

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is built upon a logical three-tier architecture. The flexibility of the EBS architecture enables to meet your performance, scalability and high availability requirements by adding nodes and/or services to your environment, whether on-premises or on Oracle Cloud. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Application Technology Stack Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 introduced Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) as part of the application tier...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Licensing EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Guest Authors: Terri Noyes and Robert Farrington]   This article describes how you license Oracle E-Business Suite to run in Oracle Cloud.  The licensing terms depend on your deployment choice, so let's start by revisiting EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud. Deployment Options Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud requires, at minimum, a subscription to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service (Compute), part of Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), to provide the...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Using Application Management Suite for Patch Management in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

[Guest Author: Angelo Rosado]   Oracle Application Management Suite provides automated patch management both for patches delivered by Oracle and for custom patches. You can patch Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud or on-premises, and promote patches seamlessly across multiple Oracle E-Business Suite environments. You can also deploy patches using Oracle Enterprise Command Line Interface (EMCLI), which allows you to extend patch management with custom...

Friday, October 28, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

New White Paper: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Are you interested in learning more about Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?  A good place to start is with my colleague Nadia Bendjedou's recently published white paper: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (PDF) The white paper provides you insight into Oracle's Cloud strategy and how this may fit into your company's cloud roadmap.  It is a must-read if you are interested in understanding current options for deploying Oracle E-Business Suite toOracle Cloud. It...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Regional Seminars

Do you want to learn how running Oracle E-Business Suite and other Oracle applications (such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel) on Oracle Cloud fits into your company's strategy? Join us at a free, half-day regional workshop where Oracle Cloud experts will explain how we can help you move to the enterprise cloud that is right for you.  Learn how Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation while maximizing the value of their...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS 12.2.6 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace

As a follow-on to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Announcement, we are pleased to inform you that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 images are now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. After you subscribe to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service,  you can follow the online tutorial Provisioning a Single-Node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Installation (with Database 12.1.0.2) to Oracle Compute Cloud Service to create an instance (virtual machine) containing the Release...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Now Available

[Blog article updated  as Oracle OpenWorld 2016 Content Catalog is now accessible by anyone not just registered conference attendees] Oracle OpenWorld 2016 is now in the history books.  Our teams in Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy, Development and Product Management had a full week of sessions, demos and customer meetings.  For those of you that were able to join us in person, thank you for attending and for your feedback and questions.  We learned a lot from you and we hope...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS on Oracle Cloud at OpenWorld 2016

It's that time of year again, and we are getting ready for Oracle OpenWorld. The conference is being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from September 18-22. As a result, this blog will be in hiatus for a couple of weeks.  After the conference is over, we will pick up where we left off. There are many opportunities to learn about Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at this year's conference, in the form of presentations, a customer panel, and a meet the...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations on Oracle Cloud

[Guest Author: Angelo Rosado]  As an Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you can develop customizations and extend the functionality of Oracle E-Business Suite using development tools such as JDeveloper, Forms, and Reports on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service.  To learn more about deploying and using development tools to customize Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud, see Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud.  Once you have extended and then tested your business...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Leveraging Application Management Suite to Compare EBS Configurations in Oracle Cloud

[Guest Author: Vasu Rao]  Oracle Application Management Suite provides central configuration management capabilities that you can leverage to compare the configurations of your on-premises and cloud-based E-Business Suite environments. With these capabilities, you can:   Compare configurations between Oracle Cloud environments and on-premises environments. Ensure standardization of configurations across E-Business Suite environments. Troubleshoot issues that might be the result of...

Thursday, August 18, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Deploying Mobile Apps with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Overview Oracle provides a family of Oracle E-Business Suite mobile applications that enable users to perform needed tasks or actions on EBS from their Apple and Android smartphones. Examples include handling approval requests through the mobile app for approvals, or performing time entry on the mobile app for timecards. For the full list of available applications, refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps, Release 12.1 and 12.2 Documentation Index.  The process of...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS and Information Discovery: A Match Made in Cloud

[Guest Author: Muhannad Obeidat] This article describes the business advantages of deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery 12.1 V6 or 12.2 V6 in Oracle Compute Cloud, and outlines the principal steps involved. Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery brings enterprise data discovery platform to your EBS environment. It changes the user experience to that of engagement and interactivity. Ever since the debut of V1 of the EBS Information Discovery suite of...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Value Propositions for Running EBS 12.2 and 12.1 on Oracle Cloud

This article will present a diverse selection of business and technical reasons why now is the right time for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1.3 customers to take advantage of Oracle Cloud. To give some context for the use cases we are going to discuss, let's start by taking a look at the current Oracle E-Business Suite releases and their associated support timelines: Oracle E-Business Suite Support Timelines (July 2016) Based on the Oracle Support Policy (Oracle...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Application Management Suite Architecture For Hybrid Cloud Management

[Guest Authors: Vasu Rao, Angelo Rosado] In a previous article, Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite, we described how you can use Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMS) to manage and monitor your cloud and on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments from a single central console. AMS components are installed in an on-premisesenvironment. To allow AMS to discover and manage Oracle E-Business Suite targets hosted on Oracle...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Using EBS Development Tools in Oracle Compute Cloud

Recent articles in this blog have talked about provisioning, lift and shift, and hybrid management for Oracle E-Business Suite environments in Oracle Cloud. This article will build on these basics to describe how these EBS environments can be customized to meet the requirements of your business. There are two main alternatives for customizing or extending the EBS user interface: Oracle Application Framework (OA Framework) and Oracle Forms. OA Framework is the preferred...

Friday, July 15, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Hybrid Cloud Management Using Application Management Suite

[Guest Authors: Vasu Rao, Angelo Rosado] Hybrid cloud management refers to the process of managing all your cloud and on-premises environments from a central location. Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMS) uses Enterprise Manager to provide a central console (single pane of glass) that you can use to manage and monitor your Oracle E-Business Suite environments.AMS includes tools to discover, manage and monitor your Oracle Cloud and on-premises Oracle...

Friday, July 8, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Business Reasons to Deploy EBS on Oracle Cloud

There are a number of reasons why deploying your new or existing Oracle E-Business Suite system on Oracle Cloud can bring significant and measurable business benefit. They include an improved capability to: Discover new EBS features and products Upgrade to the latest EBS release Support business process change Carry out routine maintenance Support additional users or departments Roll out to new regions Retire outdated infrastructure All these scenarios are drivers for new projects, so...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Getting Support for EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Contributor: Robert Farrington] Identify Problem Category If you need support for an issue with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, it's essential to start by identifying the right problem category. We'll look at each of the four main categories in turn. Category 1 - Marketplace Issues One of the first tasks in any provisioning exercise is to copy an image from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace into your Oracle Compute Cloud Service account. This process is called "Get App", and...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS Lift and Shift Part 2: From On-Premises to DBCS and Oracle Compute Cloud

[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas] This article is a follow-on to EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud. In this second lift and shift scenario, you copy one or more application tiers to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service, and install your database into the Database Cloud Service. The database can be either single-node or Oracle RAC. You start by creating a provisioning instance in the Oracle Compute Cloud using the EBS Provisioning Image from the...

Monday, June 20, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS Lift and Shift Part 1: From On-Premises to Oracle Compute Cloud

[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas] Lift and Shift is a common term in cloud industry nomenclature. While exact definitions vary, we use this term to mean copying (or cloning) an on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environment into Oracle Cloud. The cloud copy can be used for testing or development, and - when you are ready - as part of a permanent migration of your production environment to the cloud. At present, you can follow the tutorials and use the tools we provide to lift...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Provisioning EBS in Oracle Compute Cloud

In the cloud world, the term provisioning refers to the allocation of cloud resources - including CPU, storage and networking - to meet a specific need. For Oracle E-Business Suite, it means the allocation of Oracle Compute Cloud Service resources to deploy a new Oracle E-Business Suite environment that can, for example, be used for: Demonstration purposes Evaluation of the latest product features Rapid rollout of a system Whatever the task of the new system, the key advantages...

Monday, June 13, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

EBS Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud

When you subscribe to Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you have access to all the compute, storage, and network services associated with it, to be used as you wish. If necessary, you can also subscribe to the Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) and take advantage of the specific features and capabilities of this offering.  You can choose the most suitable deployment option for your business needs, as follows: Option 1: Single node on Oracle Compute Cloud...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas] Before you Begin To get started, you must have an Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) account. There are two subscription options: If you sign up for a metered subscription, the amount of computing resources (including CPU, memory and disk) available to your account is unlimited. If you have a non-metered subscription, you have access to a fixed number of computing resources. Using Oracle Compute Cloud and Oracle Cloud Marketplace Oracle Compute...

Friday, June 3, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - Offerings Available Today

This article describes the features that are available now for you to start using Oracle E-Business Suite in the cloud. The current offerings cater for a variety of common scenarios, including deployment, migration, development and management. Note that the offerings described in this article represent only the first round of results from Oracle E-Business Suite investment in functionality that will take full advantage of Oracle’s extensive cloud services, and integrate with...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

You can think of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud as running exactly the same Oracle E-Business Suite applications that you run on-premises in your datacenter today –  the same E-Business Suite applications you may have customized – on a combination of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. The main choices are: Infrastructure: The Oracle Compute Cloud Service part of IaaS provides a highly scalable,...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More

Welcome to Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog

[Publisher's note: We are pleased to launch this new blog with the following introductory article by Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle E-Business Suite Development.] Welcome to the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Blog, which will cover all aspects of running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud - including what you can do right now, and what you can plan for as our offerings evolve. Larry Ellison, Founder and Executive Chairman of Oracle...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud | Read More
 

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