Java Cloud Service provides an enterprise-grade platform to develop and deploy business Java applications in the cloud. With Java Cloud Service, you can maximize productivity with instant access to cloud environments that support any Java EE application, complete with integrated security and database access, and powered by Oracle WebLogic Server.
Java Cloud Service has two offerings that target two broad use cases: one platform for custom business applications, and one for building extensions to Oracle SaaS (such as CRM, HCM, and so on.
If you need a platform for deploying custom business applications, Java Cloud Service is the right choice for you. Java Cloud Service is a purpose-built for environments with higher availability needs, such as user acceptance testing, staging and production.
If you are building extensions to one of the Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings like Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, and so on, Java Cloud Service–SaaS Extensions is the best choice. You can also find some pre-built extensions from Oracle partners at Oracle Cloud Marketplace.
The latest version of WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) is supported now. Any new service creation request for 12c will use the latest version 12.1.3. Any existing service instance created earlier using version 12.1.2 will continue to work. All admin operations will work as-is. You can continue using your JCS instance built on WebLogic Server 12.1.2.
No. Database Cloud Service is a prerequisite of Java Cloud Service and is priced separately. When provisioning a Java Cloud Service instance, you will be asked to provide the name of a Database Cloud Service instance that you have previously created. If you haven't previously created a Database Cloud Service instance, you will have to exit the Java Cloud Service instance creation instance wizard and do so before you can proceed.
Yes. Starting December 2018, Java Cloud Service supports Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) database or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database both for Infrastructure DB and Application DB.
Yes, you can use Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) load balancer or Oracle-Managed Load Balancer with JCS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The load balancer, which directs traffic across a cluster of WebLogic nodes, is an optional feature that you can select when creating a Java Cloud Service instance. For new installations, it is recommended to use Oracle Managed Load Balancer with JCS. Oracle Traffic Director is priced the same as Java Cloud Service. For example, if you buy two OCPUs for Java Cloud Service and one OCPU for Oracle Traffic Director, you will be charged for Java Cloud Service on three OCPUs.
Oracle Database Cloud Multitenant Service is a prerequisite of Java Cloud Service - SaaS Extension and is priced separately, both services are listed on the Oracle Fusion Cloud price list.
Java Cloud Service public trials are coming soon. Please reach out to your Oracle Sales Rep to enroll you in a private trial program. You can get up-to-speed with the service by reading Getting Started with Oracle Java Cloud Service.