Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—A New Class of Cloud

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a Generation 2 IaaS and PaaS cloud that enables enterprises to securely run mission-critical enterprise application and database workloads with unmatched performance and the strongest service-level agreements (SLAs) in cloud computing.

See how customers have simplified and modernized their core business applications by improving user experience and gaining agility and performance.

Why Oracle Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure?

Oracle Cloud is a Generation 2 enterprise cloud that delivers powerful compute and networking performance, a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services, and the world’s only self-driving autonomous database. Built from the ground up to meet the needs of mission-critical applications, Oracle Cloud supports all legacy workloads while delivering modern cloud development tools—so enterprises can bring their past and build their future.

What is a Generation 2 cloud?

While first-generation infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) clouds are built on decade-old technology, Oracle’s modern, second-generation cloud is built and optimized specifically to help enterprises run their most demanding workloads securely. With unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud delivers unmatched security, performance, and cost savings. And Oracle's Generation 2 cloud is the only cloud that's built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database. Oracle Autonomous Database manages, tunes, and patches itself, enabling users to innovate faster—and pay for only what they use—on a highly secure cloud platform.

The foundation for Oracle’s second-generation cloud—Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—is designed to run any enterprise workload, regardless of complexity. This modern IaaS offers native support for Oracle Autonomous Database and delivers high levels of security to protect critical data from the cloud's core to the network's edge. Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive cloud computing portfolio, from application development and business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain.

Oracle Cloud Platform offerings serve as the underlying foundation for building, integrating, monitoring, and securing all applications, including mission-critical workloads. Oracle Cloud Platform provides the broadest set of open and standards-based tools on the market, spanning data management, application development, integration, analytics and big data, systems management, and security.

Outstanding Price-Performance

Running big workloads at scale gets expensive on other clouds. Oracle's enterprise-class cloud delivers industry-leading price-performance and tremendous value to customers running workloads that matter. With Oracle, pricing is low and predictable across all regions and services. And Oracle backs performance claims with the best SLA in the business. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the only major cloud provider with an SLA that covers performance and manageability in addition to uptime requirements.

Security-First Architecture

Oracle embraces a culture of security across every aspect of design, testing, and rollout of cloud infrastructure and services. Oracle's technology and product decisions, network architecture, and certifications are all focused on protecting data and providing core-to-edge security. Oracle Cloud, built around multiple layers of security, has multiple levels of defense throughout the cloud platform. Redundant security controls provide exceptional resiliency, so if a vulnerability is discovered and exploited in one layer, they will be confronted with next-layer security controls.

The Open Cloud for Enterprise

Oracle Cloud supports what our customers run, avoiding the requirement to rebuild for a proprietary platform. Whether Oracle software, third-party options, or open source, customers can run what they choose without modification, tradeoffs, or lock-in. Oracle is committed to open source as a Platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Finally, Oracle embraces interoperable standards, including Terraform, Kubernetes, and Helm, and has built software development kits for customers to use in hybrid environments and across multiple clouds.

Deep Enterprise Technology Expertise

Oracle's deep expertise is built on more than forty years of providing the database technologies, business applications, and cloud platforms that enterprises choose to address their most important business challenges. With the latest high-end components, support for third party and open technologies, unique support for hybrid and multicloud strategies, and an unwavering commitment to protecting sensitive business data, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is perfectly suited to meet the needs—and exceed the expectations—of today's enterprise IT teams.

CARE Delivers on Its Mission with Oracle Cloud

By enabling faster innovation, increased productivity, and lower costs, the cloud can not only open new business models but impact lives. With the help of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting poverty at a global level, delivers modern finance and administrative applications to its field staff while reducing the total cost, minimizing the burden of IT, and reinvesting into CARE’s core mission—saving lives and reducing poverty.


“With the help of Oracle, CARE went live across 94 countries in 72 hours via a single global instance of PeopleSoft financials, driving real-time savings and reinvestment opportunities to those in the field.”

—Mamuka Khantadze, Senior Director of Technical Operations, CARE
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Oracle Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure Customer Successes

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Allianz Overcomes Cloud BI Challenges with Oracle


Financial services provider Allianz, one of the world's largest companies, deployed its Oracle Exadata powered business intelligence stack in Oracle Cloud.

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Optimizing Cost and Performance for Oracle Applications


Prestige skincare line saved 30 percent by moving Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Demantra, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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FireEye Cybersecurity Powered by Oracle Cloud


FireEye stops global cybersecurity attacks and analyzes tens of millions of emails daily using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for 20 to 30 percent higher performance, 40 to 50 percent cost reduction in disaster recovery, and faster time to market.

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Maritz Runs E-Business Suite “Better, Cheaper, Faster” on Oracle Cloud

The story with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is that it’s better, cheaper, and faster than what we had on premises.
Ron Hunsaker, Vice President of Enterprise Application Services, Maritz

Cloud Infrastructure Products

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Virtual Machines (CPU)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Machines (VMs) are ideal for running applications that do not require the performance of a dedicated bare metal server.

Bare Metal Compute (CPU)

Bare metal instances support applications requiring high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high memory bandwidth. Users can build cloud environments with significant performance improvements over other public clouds and on-premises data centers. Bare metal compute instances provide customers with exceptional isolation, visibility, and control.

Containers and Kubernetes (CPU)

Open, enterprise-grade, container-native platform, fully integrated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Virtual Machines and Bare Metal (GPU)

NVIDIA-based offerings provide a range of options for graphics-intensive workloads, while also providing the high performance demanded by AI and machine- learning algorithms.

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Local NVMe SSD

Oracle NVMe SSD is a storage drive that is designed with the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) high-performance controller interface to deliver industry-leading performance, low latency, and high quality of service.

Block Volumes

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume Storage service allows businesses to dynamically provision and manage block storage volumes. All flash storage provides extremely high performance and Oracle does not charge for IOPS.

File Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage is an enterprise-grade, cloud file storage service offering massive scalability, high availability, and extensive durability.

Object Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage provides reliable, durable, and highly available object storage.

Archive Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage is used for retaining data that is accessed infrequently and requires long retention periods. All data at rest is encrypted.

Storage Gateway

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service gateway allows access to Oracle services within the region to protect your data from the internet. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service gateway enables consumer-to-service private connections (C2S connections).

Data Transfer

Move petabyte-scale datasets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in days, instead of weeks or months through simple Oracle’s UI or the Data Transfer Utility. Organizations can use their own disks for a range of data migration scenarios such a smaller datasets, faster turnarounds, and international shipments.

Networking, Connectivity, and Edge Services
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Virtual Cloud Network

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) is a customizable and private network. Like with your on-premises network, you have complete control. This includes assigning your own private IP address space, creating subnets, route tables and configuring stateful firewalls. A single tenant can have multiple VCNs, thereby providing grouping and isolation of related resources.

Service Gateway

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service gateway allows access to Oracle services within the region to protect your data from the internet. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service gateway enables Consumer-to-Service private connections (C2S connections).

Load Balancing

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing offers options to distribute workload processes across multiple resources in multitier and highly distributed application architectures to ensure availability.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect service enables businesses to extend their IT infrastructure with dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources. As an alternative to using the public internet, FastConnect offers predictable and consistent performance, and there are no charges for data egress.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Domain Name System (DNS) allows organizations to create and manage their DNS zones. Create zones, add records to zones, and allow Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's edge network to handle all domain's DNS queries.

Traffic Management

Oracle Traffic Management enables organizations to configure policies that serve intelligent responses to DNS queries, based on the customer defined logic and policy. Provide failover capabilities, the ability to load balance traffic across multiple resources, and account for the location where the query was initiated.

Health Checks

Oracle Health Checks allows organizations to configure and deploy both monitors and on-demand probes using simple APIs.

Email Delivery

Oracle Email Delivery is email cloud service, providing fast and reliable managed solutions for sending important and high-volume emails. The service provides the ability to send application-generated emails for mission-critical communications, including receipts, fraud detection alerts, multifactor identity verification, and password resets.

Security, Identity, and Compliance
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Identity and Access Management

Oracle Identity and Access Management (IAM) service lets you control who has access to cloud resources, what type of access they have, and to which specific resources. You can manage complex organizations and rules with logical groups of users and resources and easy-to-define policies. With IAM, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure users can leverage a single model for authentication and authorization at no additional cost.

Key Management

Use KMS services to define key usage and management policies and grant Oracle IAM users, groups, or services the rights to use, manage, or associate your keys with resources. Our Key Management service stores keys in isolated partitions inside FIPS 140-2, Security Level 3-certified hardware security modules (HSMs), replicated multiple times within a region to ensure the durability and availability of the keys.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an enterprise-grade, cloud-based edge security solution that's designed to protect internet-facing applications from cyberattacks. The WAF provides several security services—including bot management and DDoS protection—and uses a layered approach to safeguard websites and web applications against malicious incoming traffic.

Identity Cloud Service

The next-generation comprehensive security and identity platform that is cloud native and designed to be an integral part of the enterprise security fabric, providing modern identity for modern applications.

Configuration and Compliance

Oracle Configuration and Compliance Service enables the IT and business compliance function to assess, score, and remediate violations using industry-standard benchmarks in addition to your own custom rules. Oracle Configuration and Compliance Service can assess both on-premises and cloud infrastructure. This service is built on Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified, big data platform.

Security Monitoring and Analytics

Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics (SMA) Cloud Service enables rapid detection, investigation and remediation of the broadest range of security threats across on-premises and cloud IT assets.

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Protect your entire IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS cloud footprint. Oracle CASB Cloud Service is a multimode cloud-access security broker that provides advanced threat analytics using user-behavior analytics (UBA) and third-party feeds, configuration seeding, monitoring and alerts, and shadow IT discovery.

Database Management
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Autonomous Data Warehouse

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service is a fully automated, high-performance, and elastic service. You will have all of the performance of market-leading Oracle Database in a fully automated environment that is tuned and optimized for data warehouse workloads.

Autonomous Transaction Processing

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing is a fully automated database service tuned and optimized for transaction processing or mixed workloads with the market-leading performance of Oracle Database. The service delivers a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing database service that can instantly scale to meet demands of mission-critical applications.

Database Cloud Service: Bare Metal

The dense I/O configuration consists of a single Oracle 11g, 12c, or 18c database instance on 2 OCPUs, with the ability to dynamically scale up to 52 OCPUs without downtime. Available storage configurations range from 5.4 to 51.2 TB of NVMe SSD local storage, with 2- and 3-way mirroring options available.

Database Cloud Service: Virtual Machine

The virtual machine configurations consists of a single Oracle 11g, 12c, or 18c database instance. Choose from a single OCPU virtual machine with 15 GB of RAM up to a RAC-enabled virtual machine with 48 OCPUs with over 600 GB of RAM. Storage configurations range from 256 GB to 40 TB.

Exadata Cloud Service

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service enables you to run Oracle databases in the cloud with the same extreme performance and availability experienced by thousands of organizations who have deployed Oracle Exadata on premises. Oracle Exadata Cloud Service offers a range of dedicated Exadata shapes.

Exadata Cloud at Customer

Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is a unique solution that delivers integrated Oracle Exadata hardware and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure software in your data center with Oracle Exadata infrastructure managed by Oracle experts. Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is ideal for customers who desire cloud benefits but cannot yet move their databases to the public cloud.

NoSQL Database

A NoSQL database service with on-demand throughput and storage based provisioning that supports JSON, Table and key-value datatypes, all with flexible transaction guarantees.

Analytics and Big Data
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Analytics Cloud

Simplify how you analyze and act on information so you can scale insights across your entire organization.


Push-button simplicity to empower all analytics users with all of the rich functionality the enterprise expects. Now available as part of Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Big Data Cloud Service

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service is an automated service that provides a high-powered environment tailor-made for advancing businesses’ analytical capabilities. With automated lifecycle management and one-click security, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service is designed to optimally and securely run a wide variety of big data workloads and technologies while simplifying operations.

Big Data SQL Cloud Service

Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service enables organizations to immediately analyze data across Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle Database, leveraging their existing SQL skills, security policies, and applications with extreme performance. From simplifying data-science efforts to unlocking data lakes, Oracle Big Data SQL makes the benefits of big data available to the largest group of end users possible.

Big Data Cloud

Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark delivered as an elastic, integrated platform—for streaming, batch, and interactive analysis.


Ingest and store continuous, high-volume data streams and process them in real-time.

Management and Governance
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring service delivers the insight needed to understand the health of your resources, optimize the performance of your applications, and respond to anomalies in real time.


Notifications is a fully managed publish-subscribe service that allows for messages to be pushed with massive scale and reliability.

Resource Manager

Resource Manager is a managed service that can provision all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources and services. Resource Manager reduces configuration errors and increases productivity by managing infrastructure declaratively, such as infrastructure as code, using industry standard Hashicorp Terraform®.


Tagging is included with your cloud service and allows you to apply tags to your resources for informational, operational and billing purposes. Defined tags can be controlled to avoid incorrect tags from being applied to resources and to help ensure accurate cost-tracking and usage integrity. Tags can also provide a flexible targeting mechanism for administrative scripts.

Cost Management

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cost-management tools allow you to improve control and visibility over your cloud budgets, usage and spend.


Oracle Audit provides comprehensive visibility into your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. Access all public API activities in your tenancy over the past 365 days at no additional cost.

IT Infrastructure Monitoring

Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service monitors the status and health of your entire IT infrastructure—on premises or on the cloud—from a single platform. Proactive monitoring across tiers enables administrators to be alerted about issues, troubleshoot them, and resolve them before they impact end users. This service is built on Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified, big data platform.

Application Performance Monitoring

Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service provides development and operations teams with the information that they need to find and fix application issues fast. All your end-user and application performance information (with associated application logs) are brought together into Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified big data platform.

IT Analytics

Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service provides 360-degree insight into the performance, availability, and capacity of applications and infrastructure investments, enabling line-of-business and IT executives, analysts, and administrators to make critical decisions about their IT estate. This service is built on Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified big data platform.

Log Analytics

Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service monitors, aggregates, indexes, and analyzes all log data from your applications and infrastructure, enabling users to search, explore, and correlate this data to troubleshoot problems faster, derive operational insight, and make better decisions. This service is built on Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified big data platform.


Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service enables automation of tasks executed at hyperscale by calling REST endpoints, scripts, or third-party automation frameworks. Oracle Orchestration Cloud Service seamlessly executes these tasks on premises, in the cloud, or across hybrid cloud environments. This service is built on Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified, big data platform.

Infrastructure Integration
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API Platform

A complete API lifecycle management solution that supports agile API development and makes it easy to keep an eye on KPIs. True hybrid API development on any cloud and on premises that is modern and adaptable, employing the most up-to-date security protocols.

Data Integrator Cloud Service

Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service provides pushdown data processing: high-performance ETL with less data movement which is best for the cloud. Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service executes data transformations where the data lies without having to copy data unnecessarily to remote locations.

Data Integration Platform

Integration Platform (DIP) helps migrate and extract value from data by combining data integration, data quality, and data governance capabilities into a unified, cloud-based platform. Oracle DIP incorporates machine learning and AI-powered features, including automated data migration and data warehouse building, as well as machine-assisted data profiling and governance.

GoldenGate Cloud Service

Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service is a cloud-based, real-time data integration and replication service that provides seamless data movement from various on-premises relational databases to databases in the cloud while maintaining data consistency and offering fault tolerance and resiliency.

Process Automation

Drive business agility with Oracle Integration Cloud's process automation for digital transformation. Go from idea to app in minutes—not months—with robotic process automation, adaptive case management, and best next-action recommendations. Limit training by embedding your digital innovations directly in SaaS applications and optimize end-to-end operations with real-time insights into business outcomes.

Self-Service Integration

Improve productivity and streamline daily tasks by connecting the cloud applications you use to fit your own work style.

SOA Cloud Service

Oracle SOA Cloud Service provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) so that you can quickly provision your new platform, start developing and deploying your APIs and integration projects, and provide real-time analytics as you transition to digital business.

Developer Tools
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Container Engine for Kubernetes

A developer friendly, container-native, and enterprise-ready managed Kubernetes service for running highly available clusters with the control, security, and predictable performance of Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure.

Cloud Infrastructure Registry

A highly available private container registry service for storing and sharing container images within the same regions as the deployments.

Container Pipelines

Oracle Container Pipelines is a CI/CD developer automation platform designed for microservices and container architecture.


Functions is a fully managed, highly scalable, on-demand, functions-as-a-service platform, built on enterprise-grade Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and powered by the Fn Project open source engine.

Events Service

Oracle Cloud Native Framework provides deployment models for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, hybrid cloud and on-premises users.


Easy, rapid and agile deployment of any Java application. Experience full control and flexibility of your application in public cloud.


Hosted team development and delivery platform including issue tracking, code versioning, wiki, agile-development tools, continuous integration and delivery automation.

API Catalog

The API Catalog Cloud Service is a collection of machine-readable Open API (formerly Swagger), representing some of Oracle's most popular SaaS and PaaS applications. Use these descriptions to generate code stubs and facilitate integration between your applications and others in Oracle Public Cloud.


Oracle Messaging Cloud Service is a communication backbone delivered as a cloud service that connects any internet-based applications and devices in the cloud and on premises in a flexible, reliable, and secure way, and is ideal for an event-driven service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Mobile Hub

Quickly build, deploy, and manage mobile apps that connect to Oracle ERP, HCM, CX, or any third-party system, on premises or in the cloud.

Visual Builder

Rapidly create and deploy engaging web and mobile apps directly from the browser using a visual browser-based development environment.

Digital Assistant

Oracle Digital Assistant provides the platform and tools to easily build AI-powered assistants that connect to your back-end applications. A digital assistant uses AI for natural language processing and understanding to automate engagements with conversational interfaces that respond instantly, improve user satisfaction, and increase business efficiencies.

Data Science Cloud

Oracle Data Science Cloud Service enables data-science teams to easily organize their work, access data and computing resources, and build, train, deploy, and manage models on Oracle Cloud. The platform makes teams more productive and enables them to deploy more work faster to power their organizations with machine learning.

Blockchain Platform

A comprehensive, distributed, ledger cloud platform to provision blockchain networks, join other organizations, and deploy and run smart contracts to update and query the ledger. Reliably share data and conduct trusted transactions with suppliers, banks, and other trade partners through integration with existing or new cloud-based or on-premises applications.

Emerging Technology
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Artificial Intelligence

Oracle Artificial Intelligence Platform Cloud Service and AI-enabled applications comprise a collection of products and capabilities across the modern machine learning lifecycle for leveraging and building intelligent applications across all lines of business.


Oracle Blockchain Platform allows organizations to adopt blockchain services that provide end-to-end visibility into multienterprise supply chain networks, establish trust between participating trading partners, and reduce development time.

Data Science

Oracle Data Science Cloud enables data-science teams to easily organize their work, access data and computing resources, and build, train, deploy, and manage models on Oracle Cloud. The platform makes teams more productive, and enables them to deploy more work faster to power their organizations with machine learning.

Digital Assistant

Oracle Digital Assistant provides the platform and tools to easily build AI-powered assistants that connect to your back-end applications. A digital assistant uses artificial intelligence for natural language processing and understanding to automate engagements with conversational interfaces that respond instantly, improve user satisfaction, and increase business efficiencies.

Machine Learning

Oracle Machine Learning is a collaborative web-based interface that provides a development environment for organizations to create data-mining notebooks within Oracle Autonomous Database that can perform data analytics, data discovery, and data visualizations

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Key Use Cases for Oracle Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure

Move and Improve Database Workloads

Whether Oracle Applications or custom/third party apps on Oracle Database, Oracle Cloud is the best place to run critical transactional applications.

High Performance Compute in the Cloud

Oracle delivers higher performance and better capabilities at lower cost to power simulation, modeling, and other types of HPC workloads in the cloud.

Data-Driven Transformation

Data-centric applications require bandwidth, horsepower, and effective tools. Oracle Cloud delivers all three, letting users get more out of their data.

Automate Data Management

Eliminate complexity, human error, and manual management for maximum insight from data of all types.