Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Oracle Cloud How can businesses accelerate innovation?

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Today we want to share with everyone who is interested in the cloud theme, a translation of whitepaper from Oracle on the topic of transition to the cloud infrastructure. For the translation we thank our colleague and permanent habro-author obieesupport.

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Now, we suggest delving deeper into Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and learning how Oracle’s cloud and offline database accelerate business innovation. Original White Paper can also be downloaded on our website.

1. Oracle provides a second generation cloud

Oracle’s cloud infrastructure offers tools and architectures that help enterprises seamlessly migrate from on-premises to the cloud, using advanced automation and built-in security to mitigate threats, ultimately supporting superior migration and cost-effectiveness.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Designed for Innovation. This includes industry-leading scalability and availability, integrated management and control, and reliability backed by end-to-end SLAs. Oracle’s cloud mission extends to support new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of things, blockchain, and human-oriented interfaces.

Oracle corporate customers have moved from experimenting with these technologies to deploying them for mission-critical applications, building new business models, and creating new business values.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure addresses the key challenges of first-generation cloud solutions that were not designed to work with large financial systems that are driven by workloads or applications that require large amounts of data. First-generation cloud solutions were built on technologies from a decade ago, in which performance, security, and migration settings were always late. Next-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has been specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s enterprise, delivering faster and more predictable performance, better price and security, and increased compatibility with corporate workloads.

Oracle is the only provider of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services as part of its second-generation cloud offering. And stand-alone Oracle database services use the same high-speed network as other services, allowing you to quickly deploy mission-critical applications to support continuous innovation.

2.Oracle Cloud supports your long-term plans

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a brand new second generation open cloud architecture that serves as the foundation for Oracle Cloud. This infrastructure is specifically designed to provide predictable performance, security from the core of the system to its leading edge, and the controls necessary to support critical and intensive workloads.

Oracle Cloud provides capabilities and technologies for computing, data warehousing, databases, network and platform services necessary to provide reliable business results, allowing you to rethink the needs of the data center.

Oracle Cloud Outperforms AWS in End-to-End Workload Performance (Andrew Reichman, “Oracle Tests Better in Performance than Amazon Web Services,” Oracle, September 18, 2018)

3. Opportunities for optimizing performance

Oracle IaaS offers a wide range of capabilities that are unparalleled in the industry – from a second-generation platform and a set of services for platforms without an operating system (bare metal) to remote direct memory access (RDMA) for technical computing clusters. This differentiation ensures that the Oracle cloud infrastructure shows both predictable performance and good isolation of cloud clients.
Oracle’s cloud infrastructure also opens the door to cutting-edge innovations such as Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing.

Stand-alone workloads work best on infrastructure designed to provide low latency, high availability, fault tolerance, and consistent performance. This means that your data is stored in the Oracle object storage and multiple copies are automatically replicated, thus ensuring high availability and fault tolerance. Oracle’s self-contained self-healing capabilities ensure that your data remains “healthy” and that users can always access the latest known replica.

4. Deep protection

Security is a key design principle within the Oracle cloud infrastructure. Oracle offers protection from the core of the system to its cutting edge, such as client isolation, data security, detection of internal threats and their highly automated elimination. Oracle Infrastructure isolates computing and network resources to protect your personal data and traffic from other users. It also separates your code, data, and resources from control machines — helping prevent attackers from stealing or manipulating data in the cloud.

Oracle Cloud presents very limited attack capabilities through granular client isolation. Security levels with built-in firewalls, DDoS attack detectors and encryption proactively detect and stop threats. Customers can establish an identity on the new perimeter and use adaptive authentication to automatically add additional verification when user activity indicates a higher level of risk. Finally, Oracle has one of the industry’s broadest portfolio of cloud and on-premises solutions.

5. Optimization for workloads from Oracle

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers several unique features and tools that support the efficient migration and launch of Oracle’s portfolio of database and business applications. Moving Oracle applications requires minimal changes, which reduces the cost and duration of migration to the cloud. Oracle’s priority is to provide the latest equipment and technology to continually increase customer productivity.

Oracle databases scale many times over in terms of storage and competitor performance, reaching up to 40 terabytes of capacity and millions of I / O operations per second (IOPS) per instance. When the maximum number of I / O operations is required to perform the most complex autonomous database workloads, Oracle offers the industry’s largest amount of local non-volatile memory all-flash express (NVMe) (up to 51.2 TB per instance). Launching Oracle Real Applications Clusters (Oracle RAC) clusters in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high availability (HA) databases with failover in seconds, scaling performance to hundreds of thousands of I / O, and smooth operations based on rolling patches and updates. This technology introduces a new cloud standard for production database applications.

The Oracle Exadata Cloud allows customers to run Exadata form factor machines in the same extended regions and virtual cloud networks as bare metal compute and other Oracle cloud infrastructure services managed on the same system as the full system or on the full rack. management toolkit and accessible through the same console / API.

Oracle’s cloud infrastructure offers a set of migration, provisioning, and management tools for key Oracle applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle PeopleSoft, Siebel, and JD Edwards, as well as customization and related databases, helping customers accelerate their transition to the cloud. In particular, for a stand-alone database, Oracle’s cloud infrastructure optimizes transaction analytics and transaction processing workloads. It is specifically designed to run ML workloads to provide information based on artificial intelligence, which allows the client to connect multiple data sources and combine key data to support sound business decisions. Oracle’s cloud infrastructure is also the foundation for new and advanced services, including integration, containers, microservices and blockchain, and provides enhanced scalability to support the deployment of the Internet of things.

6. Use full support for application development

Oracle is rapidly innovating and offers an open, standards-based and fully integrated application development platform that allows you to create, deploy, and manage modern, cloud-based applications based on APIs and mobile devices at a low cost. In addition, Oracle offers support for container and cloud development with a small amount of modifiable code.

The Oracle AppDev platform provides a comprehensive DevOps environment for continuous integration (CI) / continuous delivery (CD), in-depth diagnostics of Java applications and simplified integration with SaaS and local software.

7. Best price / performance ratio

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides the best price / performance available on the market today. Workloads deployed in the Oracle cloud infrastructure often require fewer compute servers and block storage volumes, which reduces the cost of optimizing workload performance.

Oracle’s non-blocking cloud infrastructure architecture not only helps minimize latency, but also reduces the risk of other network users impacting client environments, and is also supported by the industry’s most comprehensive, financially secure, end-to-end SLA.

8. Oracle Cloud Surpasses AWS

The Oracle Cloud delivers optimal performance at the lowest cost, making it the best option for launching the Oracle Database industry standard for mission-critical enterprise applications. AWS does not offer Oracle RAC, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, or Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, and Amazon Aurora closes the user in the AWS cloud, while the Oracle database provides and combines flexibility from different manufacturers.

Oracle computing servers, such as Oracle Virtual Machines and bare metal, help companies achieve significant cost savings (25-65%) compared to competing virtual machines such as AWS.

Oracle databases are faster, and their costs are reduced by up to 66% compared to AWS, which allows you to get results based on business data more efficiently and affordable (Accenture, “Enterprise Workloads Meet the Cloud: Understanding Oracle Databases in the Cloud,Storage Review, “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Bare Metal Instances Review)

9. Oracle Cloud supports SME growth

Oracle Cloud is designed to meet the interests of all enterprises, including small and medium-sized businesses. This is due to the fact that small enterprises are becoming larger and often experience a significant surge in the pace of application implementation. However, they may still face the same problems as larger enterprises. Oracle Cloud supports every possible scenario: plan and use traditional and modern tools for developers and for mission-critical workloads.

10. Oracle and Microsoft provide connected cloud systems

Oracle and Microsoft’s technology partnerships for interacting with each other’s clouds support both regular and mission-critical applications. Customers can now migrate to the cloud or create new applications using the best of Oracle Cloud, including Oracle Autonomous Database, and the best of Microsoft Azure with seamless compatibility.

This strategic partnership provides a new set of capabilities that enable joint customers to more easily transition to the cloud, including:

  • Cross cloud connections,
  • Integrated cloud services,
  • Collaborative Support Model
  • Application deployment flexibility.

The client’s primary ability to maximize performance is still running Oracle applications in Oracle’s cloud infrastructure.
Oracle Cloud has a free trial version that offers you the opportunity to explore the world’s first stand-alone database with autonomous management, self-protection and self-healing. Use this trial version and discover the most high-performance and cost-effective computing instances of a virtual machine.

To work with the trial version, please visit or contact your Oracle partner.

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