Oracle has a robust portfolio of cloud offerings ranging from SaaS to IaaS. Some of the services like Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP), or Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) are fully managed by Oracle, lifting the burdens from DBAs and System Administrators. These services run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) sometimes referred to as the "gen 2 cloud".
Some of the services like SOA Cloud and Java Cloud that were originally delivered on OCI Classic ("gen 1 cloud"), can also run on OCI, but there are a number of prerequisites that must be completed before these services can be deployed. For more information, see https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/General/Reference/PaaSprereqs.htm
The prerequisites are well documented, but with the number of steps required, some mistakes can occur. I experienced this when helping a partner troubleshoot an installation problem that turned out to be a simple typo. This got me to thinking that Terraform by Hashicorp could help prevent these sort of problems, and make the process repeatable. Read the complete article here.
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