As a business owner or key IT decision-maker within your organization, you are likely aware of the plethora of cloud services that are at your disposal. When it comes to managing your databases, you need a trustworthy solution that you can rely on.
Oracle is a leader in database management and may be an ideal fit for your business. Let’s explore Oracle in greater detail and discuss its benefits as well as your options for integrating your business with this type of database management.
Oracle is a database management system used by businesses worldwide. Large enterprises with multiple locations favor Oracle because it manages large quantities of data across both wide and local areas. Employees can access the same data at the same time because of Oracle’s multiple user network.
Because data is concurrently accessible from any location, it’s a scalable solution that can grow with your business as you branch out to grow your team and your locations.
Common applications of Oracle include:
- Data storage and warehousing
- Processing online financial transactions
- Simplifying access to data
- Managing data security
- Handling multi-database workloads
Oracle offers more than just data management. In fact, it offers a number of other important benefits that solve some of the main issues found in data management. For example, Oracle prevents unauthorized parties from accessing your data and offers recovery solutions if your data is compromised or lost.
Core Components of Oracle Cloud
Oracle Cloud offers a variety of services to meet a business’ many needs. These services include Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Cloud Marketplace. With these services, Oracle is able to create and integrate applications in the cloud.
As an enterprise cloud computing solution, Oracle Cloud’s range of offerings allow businesses in any industry to improve their processes and data management. Let’s explore some of Oracle Cloud’s main services:
Oracle Cloud SaaS offers on-demand software that is delivered as a subscription, eliminating the need to purchase and install software on individual desktops. SaaS includes applicable licensing along with the software. Centrally hosted, SaaS gives businesses the flexibility to take advantage of the most current applications, including social, mobile, and analytics.
Oracle’s cloud-connected software is secure, fast, and always up to date. With Oracle Cloud SaaS, your business has the power to increase productivity, scale according to the current market, and deliver results, whether they are client-facing or internal.
Oracle Cloud PaaS provides businesses the hardware and software they require to build applications, all via cloud computing. Oracle Cloud PaaS hosts these hardware and software tools within its own architecture, allowing businesses access to their platform environment. As a cloud-hosted service, PaaS is accessible to users through their web browser.
PaaS has a number of benefits for developers, but it’s advantageous for businesses too. PaaS allows companies to develop their own software to meet their unique needs. PaaS is a cost-effective way for businesses to build applications while taking advantage of cloud benefits such as security and availability across locations, all in a user-friendly method.
Oracle Cloud IaaS offers businesses the computing infrastructure they need to support and automate their operations, including functions like administrative tasks, as well as facilitating internet connectivity and business scaling.
IaaS provides businesses with the hardware, servers and data center space, and storage they require, all managed over the internet. IaaS customers pay on a per-use, subscription basis where the service provider holds the responsibility of maintaining and operating the equipment.
- Oracle Cloud Marketplace
A cloud marketplace provides its customers with access to apps that are approved and created by third-party software developers. These apps give businesses several benefits, one of which is the confidence in knowing that app purchases will integrate successfully with their existing software and applications.
The apps offered in a cloud marketplace also give businesses the ability to meet their customers’ needs in a trusted and secure manner, all while their eCommerce operations are hosted and managed by a third-party service provider.
Oracle Marketplace provides businesses with a complete list of apps from more than 400 partners, to be used for marketing, sales, human resources, and other services and tasks. Oracle Marketplace prides itself on its vast portfolio of available apps, and on growing their partners to provide even more solutions to their customers.
Can Oracle Run On a Non-Oracle Cloud?
The short answer is, yes, there are other ways to run Oracle other than via its own cloud. Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS are two of the main players in terms of third-parties that can run Oracle databases.
While you may wonder whether running Oracle on a non-Oracle cloud is advantageous to your business, there are many similar tools and features that are available on other public clouds as there are on Oracle Cloud, including:
- Pay Per Use
No matter which public cloud you’re using, your business can still take advantage of IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS solutions that allow you to pay only for what you use. This lets your organization use only the resources that you require, without being on the hook for additional services that you don’t need.
With public cloud use, initial setup costs are minimal as your business is not responsible for things like purchasing hardware, software licenses, software installation on individual computers, on-premises data storage, or other costs associated with running and maintaining your own databases.
As with Oracle Cloud, other public clouds offer great scalability for businesses. If you need to ramp up your storage or hardware needs, it’s an easy adjustment for your service provider to make. In times of a market downturn, you can dial back on your usage to reduce costs based on fluctuations in business.
- High Capacity
No matter the size of your business, public clouds have the ability to manage various amounts of data. Public clouds are able to successfully manage high-capacity data needs in the same way that Oracle Cloud can.
An industry-leading team of cloud computing experts is the ideal partner for businesses who want to take advantage of Oracle Cloud’s services, regardless of which cloud they run on. Connectria offers multiple managed public cloud services that include Oracle, Azure, and AWS platforms, giving your business all the options you need to run your operations and meet your database needs. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about Oracle Cloud, its services, and the way you can put it to work for your business.
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