Oracle’s Burst into Cloud

Oracle claimed that they had moved all their applications to the cloud a decade ago. They recently stated that they have almost all of their apps moved over and that they will be releasing a cloud computing platform that will directly compete against Amazon’s EC2.
Oracle also acquired a number of cloud-based platforms and infrastructure offerings such as Dyn, a company that manages internet performance, and NetSuite which sells cloud computing software.
These acquisitions and advancements have enabled Oracle to compete with cloud giants like Amazon Web Services (AWS). But will they be able keep up? We decided to look at Oracle’s cloud position and see if it can succeed.
Oracle’s Cloud Adventure
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Training is long overdue. Oracle used to be a one-trick database software pony. The company has assembled a wide range of software, servers and appliances that can be used to seamlessly work across a variety industries.
Software-wise, they have their open-source and traditional MySQL databases as well as a wide variety of developer tools and integrated development environments, such as the Java-based Oracle JDeveloper.
The company also offers a range of products that can be used to monitor and manage infrastructure, databases, middleware, applications, virtualized environments, and other related issues.
The Oracle Cloud Machine was announced by the corporation as a step in its own efforts to use the cloud. The Oracle Cloud Machine allows customers to have Oracle’s PaaS or IaaS run from their own data center. This subscription model is the same as for Oracle Cloud services. You get exactly the same services as in the Oracle Cloud but they are engineered and managed by Oracle onsite. Did we mention that both of these features can be purchased at a pay-as you-go price?
Oracle has been acquiring companies for 10 years and now has the technology and manpower to conquer the cloud industry. They also hired top cloud professionals from AWS and Google. Peter Magnusson is Oracle’s senior vice-president for cloud development. Don Johnson, the vice president of engineering at Amazon, spent eight years helping to create AWS.
It is clear that the company views Cloud as its main area of growth. Oracle is the only vendor to offer an integrated stack of products that can work in the cloud internally, and they are promoting it to their loyal customers.
However, cloud revenues represent only a small portion of Oracle’s total revenues. With just over $1 billion in revenues, Oracle’s cloud offerings accounted for 10% of total revenues during the quarter ending December 2016. However, Oracle’s cloud solutions will only continue to grow with the imminent switch to cloud applications.
Oracle Cloud: Are you ready for success?
The cloud platform from Oracle includes a few components that go beyond basic virtual machines, block storage, or databases. The virtual network manages its physical hosts and should provide high input/output transaction speeds as well as low latency. The connection time between two storage or compute nodes is within 100 microseconds across the entire Oracle Availability Domain.
310,000 companies are currently using Oracle databases with the new cloud capabilities as of September 2016. These databases can be quickly provisioned and can be used within minutes. You don’t need to make any application switches to move your legacy databases to Oracle Cloud Platform’s secure and optimized cloud platform.
Oracle’s cloud solutions are compatible with all workloads, regardless of whether you’re a database administrator, a developer or an enterprise architect. You can create and work with d

Oracle’s Burst into Cloud
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