This post was jointly written by Product Management and Product Marketing for Oracle Cloud Native Services.
To those who participated in the Cloud Native Services Limited Availability Program, thank you from the team! We have an important update: four more Cloud Native Services have just gone into General Availability.
Small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) are increasingly interested in agility and portability for their DevOps and application development environments. In addition to Container Engine for Kubernetes, Cloud Infrastructure Registry and Container Pipelines, these new Oracle Cloud Native Services allow you to deploy infrastructure quickly, manage data more effectively, and monitor your resources easily. Resource Manager, for example, allows you to re-use your infrastructure automation code any number of times within Oracle Cloud or other Terraform-based environments. More details on each of these new services are provided below.
Resource Manager is a fully managed service that uses open source HashiCorp Terraform to provision, update, and destroy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources at-scale. Resource Manager integrates seamlessly with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to improve team collaboration and enable DevOps. It can be useful for repetitive deployment tasks such as replicating similar architectures across Availability Domains or large numbers of hosts. You can learn more about Resource Manager through this blog post.
Streaming Service provides a “pipe” to flow large volumes of data from producers to consumers. Streaming is a fully managed service with scalable and durable storage for ingesting large volumes of continuous data via a publish-subscribe (pub-sub) model. There are many use cases for Streaming: gathering data from mobile and IoT devices for real-time analytics, shipping logs from infrastructure and applications to an object store, and tracking current financial information to trigger stock transactions, to name a few. Streaming is accessible via the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, SDKs, CLI, and REST API, and provides Terraform integration. Additional information on Streaming is available on this blog post.
Monitoring provides a consistent, integrated method to obtain fine-grained telemetry and notifications for your entire stack. Monitoring allows you to track infrastructure utilization and respond to anomalies in real-time. Besides performance and health metrics available out-of-the-box for infrastructure, you can get custom metrics for visibility across the stack, real-time alarms based on triggers and Notifications via email and PagerDuty. The Metrics Explorer provides a comprehensive view across your resources. You can learn more through these blog posts for Monitoring and Notifications. In addition, using the Data Source for Grafana, users can create Grafana dashboards for monitoring metrics.
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