By Tanu Sood-Oracle on Dec 03, 2014
Author: Debra Lilley, ACE Director
I have been writing a monthly column on this blog discussing AppAdvantage and totally random thoughts but now I am going to add to that a monthly update on the road to PaaS.
As customers adopt SaaS (Software as a Service) either as a replacement system or to co-exist with their existing applications they are looking for ways to extend them to add additional value to their investment with extensions. The design principles of Fusion mean this is possible without the old problems of customisations, but Cloud means you can’t get to the development layer of your applications, so how do you extend?
PaaS, Platform as a Service gives you and your partners the development layer needed, and allows the extensions to be hosted and sold just like SaaS and use the same integrations utilised for coexistence.
The first step is to understand PaaS, and what is available today.
For simple extensions that have a set process and simple integration you can use the Java Cloud Service and APEX in the Database Cloud Service
every extension you create should look and feel like Fusion, the same user experience (UX) Oracle has delivered. So this means you need to use the same
tools. This means Oracle SOA Suite for both configuration for different needs as well as
Where do you start? Well again, Oracle can help. The UX team have developed the Rapid Development Kit and you should consider using this as a blueprint.
This is an exciting journey and one I hope you will follow with me.
About the Author:
Debra Lilley, VP Certus Cloud Services, Fusion Champion, UKOUG Board Member, Fusion User Experience Advocate and ACE Director.
Lilley has 18 years experience
with Oracle Applications, with E Business Suite since 9.4.1, moving to Business
Intelligence Team Lead and Oracle Alliance Director. She has spoken at over 100
conferences worldwide and posts at debrasoraclethoughts