In the 2011
IOUG Survey on Cloud Computing , 37% of respondents said they have a private
cloud computing effort underway within their enterprises, up 29% from a similar
survey conducted in August 2010. As you can see from this growing trend in the
chart below, a significant number of companies are now considering deploying
either private or public clouds, with many leaning towards the Platform-as-a-Service
PaaS includes Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) as one of its foundations. Based on Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Exadata Database Machine,
the Oracle DBaaS model is a highly elastic and scalable platform that can deliver
database applications and services in a public or private cloud environment.
One of the reasons why DBaaS works so well and why so many
IT organizations are finding it very cost effective is manageability. With the recent release of Oracle Enterprise
Manager 12c, Oracle now delivers deep management and automation capabilities that
span the entire Database cloud lifecycle—from
configuration and change management to performance diagnostics and tuning. It lets administrators identify and
consolidate pooled resources, setup role-based access, define the service
catalog, and related chargeback plans for compliance and reporting purposes.
For example, when the demand for services peak, say during a
quarter end closing, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c allows administrators to scale-up their databases, in some case, in
as little as 20 minutes, and subsequently scale-down when workloads change.
Finally, the solution lets IT management establish accountability for DBaaS
consumers to help them understand the costs of services.
In a recent podcast, “Database-as-a-Service
using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c”, I talked with Sudip Datta, Senior
Director, Oracle Enterprise Manager Product Management, about the paradigm
shift for deploying database applications and services to the cloud through DBaaS. Listen to the podcast by clicking the image
To learn more about Database-as-a-Service, I recommend you
read the technical whitepaper Database-as-a-Service
using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
Cookbook, which outlines how to setup DBaaS for your organization.
For more advanced documentation, be sure to read Part III of
the Oracle Enterprise
Manager Cloud Administration Guide that focuses on the Database-as-a-Service.
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