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

Nadia Bendjedou
Vice President - Product Strategy

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 them seamlessly. We are continuing to work toward providing additional capabilities for
provisioning, migration, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and advanced management and configuration of cloud deployments. In all cases, the emphasis is on automation and ease of use.

Current Features

The following capabilities are now available.

Feature 1 - Quick Provisioning

As the name indicates, this is the fastest way to provision a new Oracle E-Business Suite instance on Oracle Cloud, by leveraging the various machine images available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to serve the appropriate roles:

  • Single-Node Provisioning – for Release 12.2.5
  • Automated Multi-Node Provisioning – for Release 12.2.5                                         
  • Automated Scale-Out – for Release 12.2.5
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery v6 – for Releases 12.2 and 12.1.3

For further details, refer to section "Provisioning a New Oracle E-Business Suite Installation on Oracle Cloud" in My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud.

Feature 2 - Lift and Shift

The cloud term Lift and Shift refers to the process of migrating (cloning) an Oracle E-Business Suite system from on-premises to Oracle Cloud.

The Lift and Shift process is supported for:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 and higher

For further details, refer to section "Migrating an Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to Oracle Cloud" in My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud.

Feature 3 - Development Tools

This option allows you to create an Oracle Compute Cloud Service instance with development tools such as Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Forms, and Oracle Reports. You can use these development tools to develop and test APIs; extend Oracle E-Business Suite to add customizations; and test business flows with Oracle E-Business Suite installations on Oracle Cloud. These tools are supported for:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 and higher

You can optionally use Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite (a plug-in to Oracle Enterprise Manager, discussed further in the next section) to migrate these customizations to either other on-premises environments or to Oracle Cloud  environments.

For further details, refer to section "Deploying Development Tools in the Cloud" in My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud.

Feature 4 - Hybrid Environment Management

Oracle Application Management Suite provides a unified
interface for monitoring and managing a hybrid mixture of Oracle E-Business Suite environments (i.e. some on the
cloud and some on-premises). You can use this product to perform functions such as:

  • Seamlessly migrating changes and patches between the on-premises
    and cloud environments
  • Monitoring the status and availability of hybrid environments
  • Comparing configurations
  • Enforcing standardization

For further details, refer to section "Monitoring and Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Installations in the Cloud" in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud.

References

  • Oracle E-Business Suite on
    Oracle Cloud Landing Page
  • My Oracle Support
    Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Roy Friday, June 3, 2016

    Hi Nadia,

    Two questions,

    1. For customers who are not using OEM 12/13c can they migrate to cloud using traditional cloning method such as RMAN Duplicate/Standby Database(For Database) and Application Tier adcfgclone?

    2. Is FMW integrations such as IDM,SOA,OBIEE etc are supported with the cloud EBS instances?

    Thanks,

    Roy


  • Nadia Bendjedou Friday, June 3, 2016

    Hi Roy,

    Question 1): Customers have 2 options of migrating EBS to the cloud (I will not cover the 3rd option here which is customer can do their own migration but I would not recommend this as customers need to be fully aware of the network and the compute file system etc...):

    Option#1: Use EBS "Lift and Shift" feature which itself uses our traditional EBS cloning utilities such as RMAN etc.... This is documented in "Section 5: Migrating an Oracle E-Business Suite Installation to Oracle Cloud" of [Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1)]

    For this option, you do not require OEM.

    Option#2: Customers can also use the capabilities of lift and shift available in OEM to migrate to the cloud. Using OEM provides you the flexibility to use your own RMAN etc... more flexible and more powerful (I suggest you read about that).

    Question 2): If you want to use your current integration with IDM, SOA, OBIEE as you are using them today (like for like), then our recommendation is to use the VPN and that makes your integration transparent.

    Regards,

    Nadia


  • Abe Friday, July 15, 2016

    Hi Nadia,

    Thank you for this blog site and continuing to publish valuable information on this topic.

    So far the articles that have been posted have all focused on lift and shift, provisioning, security, using development tools in the cloud, etc. Will there be an article focusing on how an end user (i.e. a business user) would access the EBS environment once it has been shifted to the cloud?

    Specifically I'd like to understand if the end user can access the EBS environment from any computer or if they will need the SSH keys that were used when setting up the cloud environment to gain access.

    Also, with EBS on the cloud, do we get access to the EBS Mobile Apps functionality (Approvals for EBS) so that end users can act on workflow notifications via their mobile device?

    If a post or two can be dedicated to the architecture for end user access (with details about security) and whether or not the Approvals for EBS functionality can be used with EBS on the cloud, it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Abe


  • Terri Noyes Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Hello Abe-

    In answer to the question "How does an end user access the applications?", the access would be the same as with an on-premises environment, through a web browser. The administrator will have configured a web entry point, and will share the url will the end users. The users will see the standard login page. The end users do not need an ssh key.

    Regarding the use of mobile applications with EBS on Oracle Cloud, based in part on your inquiry we invited our colleague Vijay Shanmugam to write an article Deploying Mobile Apps with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (https://blogs.oracle.com/EBSandOracleCloud/entry/deploying_mobile_apps_with_oracle). I hope you find it helpful.

    -Terri


  • Atif Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Hi Nadia

    How can we build a DR site for an on-premise EBS instance
    Single Node DB & Applciation
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