Oracle Cloud

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by Faulkner Staff

Docid: 00021066

Publication Date: 2103

Report Type: PRODUCT


Oracle is a major proponent of cloud
services. Its Oracle Cloud is a comprehensive set of
offerings to provide customers with access to application, platform, and infrastructure services
across areas such as analytics; application development; applied software
technologies; compute; database; integration; observability and management;
networking, connectivity, and edge services; security, identity, and computing;
and storage. The releases are built on open
standards, including Java, SQL, and HTML, for ease of portability, integration,
and development. This
report examines Oracle Cloud’s products and services. 

Report Contents:


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The Oracle Cloud – or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – offers a next-generation
cloud-based infrastructure service for on-premise, HPC (high-performance
computing) capacity for running cloud-native and IT workloads.

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Despite initial reluctance, Oracle has grown to become a key player in
offering such services, with cofounder and CTO, Larry Ellison,
often plugging it as superior to offerings by Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.


Name: Oracle
500 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 US
Tel: (650) 506-7000
Toll-Free: (800) 633-0738
Type of Vendor: Application, development, and database software
Founded: 1977
Service Areas: Global
Stock Symbol: ORCL (NASDAQ)

Oracle Cloud Strategy

Oracle Cloud consists of a comprehensive and fully integrated portfolio of
application, platform, compute, storage, and networking services in all three
key cloud areas:

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

These three areas integrate software, hardware, and services on the
customer’s behalf in IT departments deployed, supported, and managed by

Key Benefits

Key benefits of the Oracle Cloud include its support for autonomous services,
streamlined performance, enterprise app migration, and hybrid architectures.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products are listed in Table 1.

Table 1. Oracle Cloud Product Line
Area Description Products
Analytics Uses built-in ML (machine-learning) and AI
(artificial intelligence) to analyze data
  • Analytics Cloud
  • Big Data Service
  • Big Data SQL Cloud Service
  • Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog
  • Cloud Infrastructure Data Flow
  • Cloud Infrastructure Streaming
  • Data Science
  • Essbase
Application Development Open and integrated development platform for
building Web-based, mobile, and cloud-native applications
  • API Gateway
  • Blockchain Platform
  • Container Engine for Kubernetes
  • Container Registry
  • Data Science
  • Digital Assistant
  • Events Service
  • Functions
  • Java
  • Mobile Hub
  • Application Express
  • Content and Experience
  • MySQL Database Service
  • NoSQL Database Cloud Service
  • Visual Builder
  • Visual Builder Studio
Applied Software Technologies Modern SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications
that embed software technology into fundamental business processes
  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • Data Science
  • Digital Assistant
  • Machine Learning
  • Roving Edge Infrastructure
Compute Service for delivering cloud performance for HPC
(high-performance computing) and enterprise applications, with bare-metal
Intel and NVIDIA GPU services, custom and dynamically elastic compute shapes
on EPYC services, and cloud-native services for Kubernetes and serverless
  • Bare Metal Compute
  • Container Engine for Kubernetes
  • Container Registry
  • HPC
  • VMs and Bare Metal (GPU)
  • VMs
Database Unified database offering bringing Oracle database
technology into an automated, self-healing platform
  • Autonomous Data Warehouse
  • Autonomous JSON Database
  • Autonomous Transaction Processing
  • Database Cloud Service: Bare Metal
  • Database Cloud Service: VM
  • Exadata Cloud@Customer
  • Exadata Cloud Service
  • MySQL Database Service
  • NoSQL  Database Cloud Service
Integration Pre-integrated connectivity to Oracle and
third-party SaaS and on-premise apps, run-ready process automation
templates, and intuitive visual app builder for rapid Web and mobile app
  • API Gateway
  • Application Integration
  • GoldenGate
  • Data Integrator
  • Cloud Infrastructure Data Integration
  • SOA Cloud Service
Observability and Management Managing on-premise environments, Oracle Cloud
environments, and hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments
  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Database Management
  • Governance Tools
  • Logging
  • Logging Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Notifications
  • Operations Insights
  • Resource Manager
  • Service Connector Hub
Networking, Connectivity, and Edge Layer 2 isolation of tenancy to prevent disrupted
workloads and offer customizable virtual cloud networks and connectivity
  • DNS
  • E-mail Delivery
  • FastConnect
  • Health Checks
  • Load Balancing
  • Service Gateway
  • Traffic Management
  • Virtual Cloud Network
Security, Identity, and Compliance Implement and manage consistent security, identity
and access management policies across the hybrid data center, while
maintaining compliance
  • Cloud Access Security Broker
  • Cloud Guard
  • Database Security
  • IAM
  • Identity Cloud Service
  • Key Management
  • Security Zones
  • Web Application Firewall
Storage Consistent cloud storage options, including
on-demand local, object, file, high IOPS block and standard block storage
services, archive storage, and secure data transfer services
  • Archive Storage
  • Block Volumes
  • Data Transfer
  • File Storage
  • Local VNMe SSD
  • Object Storage
  • Storage Gateway


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Cloud computing is a form of data processing in which applications
normally run "on-premise" in an enterprise data center
or are run "in the clouds," with "clouds" being a
metaphor for an extra-enterprise network like the Internet. One
prominent commercial example of cloud computing is Google Apps, in which any consumer with Internet access
can create and store documents on the
Web. No local resources are required since Google’s word processing
application, Google Docs, exists in the Google cloud, as do Google’s
servers and storage devices.

The effect of engaging Oracle, or any other major cloud computing provider, is to
create and implement a plan in which each enterprise application is hosted and
executed in an environment most conducive to its efficient – and economical –
operation. For most large enterprise customers, this generally means a
hybrid environment, combining both on premise and in the clouds


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Oracle offers various forms of support, including:

  • Premier Support – 24×7 technical assistance, proactive
    support resources, and product updates. For qualifying systems, customers
    can opt for Oracle Business Critical Service for Systems.
  • Advanced Customer Support – Mission-critical support
    services building on top of Premier Support. 

    • Systems Optimization
    • Expert Support
    • Transition Support
    • Mission-Critical Support
    • Managed Applications and Help Desk
    • Managed Platform
    • Security Support
    • Federal Managed Cloud Services


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For pricing information, contact Oracle direct at 800-633-0738. 

The vendor does offer its Free Cloud Promotion which enables prospects to
sign-up for a free 30-day trial of Oracle Cloud. This trial offer includes $300
in free credits to get started. The promotion period lets potential customers
try out all eligible IaaS and PaaS services. 


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  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Services
  • Google Cloud Platform Services 
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Services
  • SAP Cloud Solutions
  • IBM Cloud
  • Salesforce Platform as a Service
  • Workday Cloud Platform

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