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All launch events and cloud services are not created equal.

By Tom Haunert

July/August 2015

From Oracle OpenWorld keynotes to launch events at company headquarters, Oracle has called out and described its biggest new products and services from some high-profile stages.

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Usually, the announcements focus on one new product or product family. The Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Database In-Memory Option, and Oracle X5 engineered system launches come to mind. The recent Oracle X5 engineered system announcement was particularly big because it featured Oracle’s flagship engineered systems and updates to a handful of different engineered systems—their hardware, software, and integrations—all at the same time.

But the cover story package in this issue of Oracle Magazine represents the new “big” in launch announcements and launch coverage, featuring more than 24 infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings announced at Oracle HQ on June 22, 2015.

Dividing Up Big

The Platform for All” cover package in this issue divides our coverage of the June 22 cloud event into multiple sections. It also touches on the key themes of the launch—the key cloud computing themes of today and for the next decade. Among them:

More delivers more. Oracle’s more than 24 new IaaS and PaaS offerings round out the most extensive portfolio of cloud services in the industry.

Complete. Oracle customers can move all of their on-premises applications—not just their Oracle Applications—to Oracle Cloud and back again.

Industry standards. Oracle is committed to industry standards on premises and in the cloud.

Coming decade of coexistence. All data center computing is not moving to the cloud tomorrow. Cloud and on-premises data processing will coexist.

Single pane of glass. Administrators can use the same Oracle management technology for their on-premises and Oracle Cloud solutions.

Only Oracle. Oracle is the only company with extensive, enterprise-grade offerings in all three levels of the cloud: IaaS, PaaS, and software as a service (SaaS).

“The Platform for All” coverage also includes a multicustomer story—not connected to the June launch—featuring businesses using Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Java Cloud Service to meet big business and technology challenges.

Speaking of Big

There are significant changes coming to the next issue of Oracle Magazine. Some will be very big and some small, but the goal of all the changes is the same: to improve the experience.

Oracle Magazine has been redesigned at least twice in the last 15 years. But the transformation that’s coming in the next issue is much more and much bigger than any previous redesign.

The countdown has started. The new Oracle Magazine launches with the September/October 2015 issue. Share your post launch feedback—big or small.

Next Steps

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 REGISTER for Oracle OpenWorld 2015, San Francisco


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