OpenWorld is always
a very exciting time for Oracle and our customers, and every year we reveal
some of our newest offerings. We sat down with Prakash Ramamurthy, Senior
Vice President of Oracle Management Cloud, to discuss this year’s
Q: Tell us about what’s
happening this year at OpenWorld for Oracle Management Cloud?
PR: This year, we have a rare
and fantastic opportunity to introduce an entirely new category of systems
management cloud services for Oracle customers – the Oracle Management
Cloud. Oracle Management Cloud is a suite of next-generation, integrated
monitoring, management and analytics solutions delivered as a service
on Oracle Cloud. It is designed for today’s heterogeneous environments
across on-premises, Oracle Cloud and third-party cloud services.
Q: Why will Oracle
Management Cloud be so valuable to customers?
PR: Customers today
are struggling with the need to reduce time-to-market for new applications,
even as those applications are getting more and more complex and distributed.
Whereas a new offering five years ago might have been supported by a monolithic,
on-premises infrastructure, today that offering may be composed of half
a dozen cloud services from several different providers. Oracle Management
Cloud was purpose-built to provide the new level of operational efficiency
and visibility that these rapidly-changing environments require.
Q: What services will be available
in the Oracle Management Cloud?
PR: We will be offering three
services out of the gate focused on some of the highest pain points for
customers today. Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service
provides development and operations teams with the information that they
need to find and fix application issues fast, via deep visibility into
your application performance from end user experience, through application
server requests, and down to application logs. Oracle Log Analytics Cloud
Service monitors, aggregates, indexes, and analyzes all log data from
applications and infrastructure – enabling users to search, explore,
and correlate this data to troubleshoot problems faster, derive operational
insight and make better decisions. And finally, Oracle IT Analytics Cloud
Service provides 360-degree insight into the performance, availability,
and capacity of applications and IT investments, enabling line-of-business
executives, analysts, and administrators to make critical decisions about
their IT operations based on comprehensive system and data analysis.
Q: Where can customers go to
learn about these new offerings?
PR: The single best
place to experience the power of these new offerings will be in the Oracle
Management Cloud Launch General Session, which is titled GEN9778 - Oracle
Management Cloud: Real-Time Monitoring, Log, & IT Operations Analytics
and takes place on Tuesday, October 27 at 11AM in Moscone South Room
102. Oracle OpenWorld attendees should pre-register
for the session as there is limited space and attendees will be receiving
a gift from Oracle. In addition to the General Session, there will be
several dedicated track sessions, demonstration stations and hands-on
labs throughout the remainder of the week. It’s going to be a very