In the recently held Oracle CloudWorld, Oracle’s Mark Hurd and Thomas Kurian emphasized how Oracle has been building applications with the intention of providing a modern and easy to use development cloud platform.
In his keynote address, Thomas Kurian, President of Oracle Product Development, focused on Oracle Cloud across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, accentuating on how Oracle has been working on this project for over the last 10 years to fundamentally change its capabilities what it can offer customers.
With PaaS (platform-as-a-service), Oracle plans to give companies the capability to start really small or go to the largest with one single set of services, the same API, the same SQL dialect. The flexible suite of solutions available to businesses with Oracle PaaS will help automates all the manual work that humans have to do in a data center to install, configure, backup, encrypt, and operate these systems.
Oracle plans on taking the same software infrastructure, platform, and very soon SaaS (software-as-a-service) and make it available for the same price as in Oracle Cloud. It will be the same model and users pay by usage where organizations are not buying a machine or making a capital purchase, but instead buying a subscription to a metered service that is fully-managed by Oracle.
Kurian mentioned that the ability of PaaS technology to increase efficiency and standardize business processes will be so well connected that cloud resources will allow people from all walks of an organization to make synchronized decisions at the pace that the market demands. It will be human labor automated through software.
Another big innovation noted was moving virtualization from being done in a Hypervisor to the core network. As a result, organizations will spend less with Oracle and get access to more CPU cores and see better performance.
Oracle also plans to bring artificial intelligence applications because as they collect all the data now. They have integrated inside applications which will help them predict aspects, such as the next best offer an organization can make and the next best action it can take as a contact center. It will also help organizations determine pricing discounts they can offer.
Kurian highlighted that customers will find fantastic value by moving to cloud. Organizations will change how they consume infrastructure, storage, network, and change the way they run ERP, HR, CRM, Supply chain, and data centers. He also mentioned that customers have reduced the cost of running and managing Oracle technologies like database, middleware, BI, or third party applications.
Oracle is directing customers to the cloud as a future direction for application and database services. The opportunity to prepare for this transition is available to the user community. Education is also available at COLLABORATE 2017 – IOUG Forum with several user sessions on Oracle Cloud and migration to the cloud.