All cloud platforms are roughly the same right? Wrong. Each has its quirks and nuances, benefits and pitfalls, that may cause problems for your future cloud strategy. So why is Oracle the very best of the bunch?
1. Built to support every app
Many cloud platforms are the result of a vendor scaling out their internal systems to create a public platform, which means mixed results for your enterprise-class apps. Oracle Cloud has been developed towards a single concept – the cloud should support every app.
2. No application re-engineering
Cloud migrations typically involve significant application re-engineering to ensure it works with the target platform – unless you choose Oracle. Oracle Cloud is engineered to be adaptive to your applications, bringing cloud-scale and consumption models to them all.
3. Autonomous management capabilities
The infinite scalability of the cloud quickly increases the complexity of managing hosted operations and systems. To ensure your databases and infrastructure deliver maximum performance, Oracle Cloud includes Oracle Autonomous Linux that self-patches and optimises the OS. Similarly, Oracle Autonomous Database uses machine learning and AI to automate key database management activities to better protect your cloud-based systems.
4. All new hybrid cloud models
Edge computing, data sovereignty and general security concerns have prevented many organisations from moving line-of-business operations to the cloud. To address these issues, Oracle offers a choice of technologies that allow customers to choose where data is physically hosted for maximum security, performance and control – on-premise, in the cloud or anywhere in between.
5. Always-on security
Many cloud platforms treat security as a bolt-on feature, to be added and configured after deployment. Oracle takes a security-first approach, ensuring that controls are enabled from the outset of any project, using automation to prevent human error, reduce complexity and to automate patching for up-to-the-second protection at all times.
6. Predictable cloud costs
The cloud consumption pricing model ensures that organisations only pay for what they use – but that doesn’t mean billing is transparent. Predicting cloud costs is notoriously difficult – unless you choose Oracle Cloud. Oracle charges are both lower and more predictable, using flat-fee pricing for many features that others charge a premium. Oracle database storage and I/O intensive workloads can be as much as 98% cheaper than AWS.
7. Low-code development tools
On many cloud platforms, you will need the services of a data scientist to build the tools which help you make sense of your data. Only Oracle offer a selection of low-code development tools that allow anyone to unleash the power of machine learning to build applications and work smarter.
8. Seamless analytics and BI
Adding analytics and BI to your cloud platforms incurs even more expense – and constant reconfiguration as the environment grows. Oracle Analytics is embedded in the Oracle Cloud, allowing your stakeholders to make sense of patterns and trends – and to make smarter strategic decisions that will help your business grow.
As you can see, Oracle provides many advanced features as standard – although essential, other providers expect you to pay a premium for the same tools. Only Oracle Cloud allows you to build a cloud infrastructure that truly works the way you want – which is why it is the smartest choice for your enterprise applications.
To learn more about Oracle Cloud and why it is the pefect choice for your enterprise applications give the WTL team a call.