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Quick Guide: Oracle’s Cloud Solutions

Cloud computing is proving to be a powerful tool for midsize organizations, providing enterprise-grade computing power while dramatically reducing risks and upfront capital investments. Read this brief introduction to Oracle’s rapidly expanding cloud offerings to learn about the many ways growing customers can tap into the power of Oracle’s cloud.

Application services

Common infrastructure services


Private cloud

Platform services

Managed cloud services

Application Services
Oracle offers a comprehensive set of cloud-based, enterprise-grade applications. Oracle’s application services span numerous mission-critical business functions such as sales and marketing, customer experience, human capital management, and enterprise resource planning. Oracle's cloud application offerings include

These offerings help organizations use social data and channels to drive greater customer understanding, make better business decisions, and strengthen relationships.

  • Social network
    A secure enterprise social network that connects business processes, enterprise applications, and content.
  • Social marketing
    Innovative solutions for managing communities on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and emerging social networks.
  • Social engagement and monitoring
    Solutions that help organizations understand consumers better and engage with them in more meaningful ways.
  • Data and insight (preview only)
    Data about common entities such as people, organizations, and more for consumption by domains and applications such as CRM.

Platform Services
Oracle’s platform services enable rapid and effective development, testing, and deployment of enterprise-class business applications on the industry’s #1 database and #1 application server. Platform services offerings include

  • Java
    Rapidly develop and deploy business applications in the cloud seamlessly and securely.
  • Database
    Gain a slice of Oracle's state-of-the-art database solution, including tools for rapid application development, RESTful Web services, SQL and PL/SQL support, and prepackaged business productivity applications.
  • Developer (preview only)
    Take advantage of an automatically provisioned development platform that supports the complete development lifecycle.

Common Infrastructure Services
Oracle's infrastructure services provide a proven, reliable, secure infrastructure for all platform, application, and social services, including

  • Storage
    Oracle’s cloud storage services enable businesses to store and manage digital content in the cloud.
  • Messaging
    Oracle’s cloud messaging services provide an infrastructure that enables communication between software components via a single messaging API—establishing a dynamic, automated business workflow environment.

Private Cloud
In certain cases, midsize organizations need complete control and visibility over security, compliance, and service levels. Oracle helps midsize organizations build, deploy, and manage their own cloud environments, including

  • Cloud applications
    A complete and modular set of enterprise applications, engineered from the ground up to be cloud-ready and to coexist seamlessly in mixed environments.
  • Cloud platform
    A shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidation of both existing applications and new application development and deployment.
  • Cloud infrastructure
    A complete selection of servers, storage, networking fabric, virtualization software, operating systems, and management software to support diverse public and private cloud applications.

Managed Cloud Services
This option delivers enterprise-grade, end-to-end managed cloud services across Oracle's portfolio of business applications, middleware, database, and hardware technologies. With Oracle Managed Cloud Services, midsize organizations can deploy solutions according to their own specific needs and budget, and decide where applications are hosted.

Growing companies need flexibility and scalability. The choice is yours. Oracle can manage applications at customer sites, through Oracle's partners, or at one of Oracle’s data centers. Organizations can also choose a hybrid model for different elements of the IT environment, and move back and forth over time as strategy or requirements change.

Find out the latest about Oracle Cloud and look for an Oracle CloudWorld event coming soon to a city near you.

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