central theme of Oracle Open World 2014 has certainly been the Cloud.
Downtown San Francisco was laced with banners about Oracle and Cloud.
The difference compared to last year is that now there is a huge amount
of real cloud products available (or soon to be launched). Where the
Oracle cloud offering till this summer was limited to Database and Java
(WebLogic) and some applications the current stack ranges from
infrastructure till a range of SAAS offerings. The amount of cloud
related announcements was really huge and somewhat overwhelming. Get
things in perspectives I have drafted below a list of the concrete cloud
offerings with a short description. If you want to try this in practice
you are welcome to visit https://cloud.oracle.com/home (choose the platform tab to see what’s currently available).
major theme of all Oracle cloud based solutions is REST support for all
commands. So you can use either Cloud Control / Enterprise Manager to
manage your cloud infrastructure or you can directly tap into the
specific systems and manage them yourself. In this way you can customize
the management of your infrastructure for specific services without
having to use the Cloud Control.
Overview of all cloud offerings Oracle has introduced last week at Oracle Open World 2014:
Java Cloud offering, also called WebLogic Cloud, is a full version of
WebLogic Server as a cloud instance. Including the usage of Coherence as
a data grid within the WebLogic Server to share data and transactions
between several applications without using the round-trip to the
database. At this time Oracle is offering WebLogic 11c and 12c as a
cloud service. Within the cloud dashboard you are able to create and
scale your Java cloud service as you like (scale up and scale out).
Security cloud Services
has made security a high priority within the cloud services offering.
This is essential for the complete cloud offering. The the security
cloud service offers firewall, intrusion detection and anti-virus to
protect the system from treats from outside the infrastructure and
prevent systems being attacked by systems within the cloud
infrastructure. This offering enables you to configure your cloud system
to be compliant with a lot of regulatory frameworks
announcement is the developer cloud is a new offering consisting of
tools for software repository, wiki, issue / task tracking and build
engine. The developer cloud will be released in the upcoming moth. A
trial version is already available. According to my information the
Developer Cloud is free together with the Java Cloud. With the
developer cloud you are able to create a GIT repository (or multiple)
and invite your team to participate. You can connect your own IDE
(Eclipse, JDeveloper etc.) to this repository and work just as you were
used to work. The developer cloud offers an issue tracking system based
upon the schema of Bugzilla with an integrated interface and REST
interfaces to create and tasks from your own IDE. The build engine in
the developer cloud is based upon Mave3 and Hudson. And finally you can
use a wiki in the developer cloud to enrich your documentation. The
developer cloud is aimed on working in agile projects and supports easy
and fast review, collaboration and quick integration. The developer
cloud offers to create and use templates. This enables you to create a
template of a specific type of project and use this as a basis for
following similar project while copying a pre format setup of the source
repository, build engine and wiki.
Integration Cloud (SOA / Service Bus )
service enables the SOA and OSB users to leverage the advantages of
integration with Service Bus and SOA and the scalability and
availability of cloud systems. This product is announced on Open World
and it looks like it is being launched introduced in the upcoming
months. A very interesting part of this is the Cloud Adapter SDK.
Integration Cloud Services (ICS) offers a lot of new SaaS adapters to
integrate with SaaS applications like SalesForce for example. The cloud
adapters are built in the Cloud Adapter SDK and written in Java. So you
are able to create your own adapter an share this adapter with your
new service is the Process Cloud. This is the cloud implementation of
BPM with the goal of offering a simplified and comprehensive way of
modeling and executing your processes. The goal is to migrate the BPM
creation activities from the developer to the business analyst. The
process cloud is being launched soon. Examples are available here : https://cloud.oracle.com/process
Analytics Cloud / BI Cloud
is the Business Intelligence offering as a cloud service. This service
is being made available as a separate offering and as an BI Engine on
other Oracle applications like Oracle Eauola and Oracle RightNow. (https://cloud.oracle.com/business_intelligence).
Mobile Cloud and Mobile Application Accelerator (MAX)
Mobile cloud is an extensive way to make your own services available as
a mobile backend. The mobile could offers services to create data
providers within for your mobile developer without bothering them with
the complexity of your enterprise backend. Including shielding the
security of your connection from your mobile developers. The mobile
cloud offers several features for reporting and analytics such as usage
statistics and engagement. This service will probably be launched in a
few months (https://cloud.oracle.com/mobile) . A second interesting
announcement was the introduction of MAX ( Mobile Application
Accelerator). The Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator feature allows
users with no coding experience to rapidly and intuitively produce
mobile applications. This feature is only announced and it is not clear
when it will be available for usage. Read the complete article here.
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