PaaS to Extend SaaS
By Oliver Steinmeier-Oracle on Apr 21, 2014
The motto of this blog is "It's all about the platform". Historically this has referred to the Fusion Applications technology stack with on-premises extensibility and customization capabilities provided by JDeveloper and ADF and complemented by browser-based composers that are also available in Cloud deployments.
The definition of "platform" is now broadening with the inclusion of additional Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings in Oracle's Cloud portfolio.
It's the season for PaaS -- even at my local grocery store.
The Platform as a Service solutions begin with Java Cloud Service (JCS) as a place to host custom Java applications in the Cloud. JCS can utilize the Database Cloud Service as a relational database. And then there are additional "specialized" services such as Document Cloud Service, BI Cloud Service, and Integration Cloud Service that are all adding capabilities that can help you build powerful extensions to your Fusion Apps Cloud applications.
Over the course of the next weeks and months we will run a series of blog posts that cover interesting aspects of PaaS. There is also plenty of documentation available via the Cloud docs portal at http://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/
Free trials are available from cloud.oracle.com if you want get started with a hands-on experience. Let us know via blog comments what areas you would like to hear more about.