Oracle Cloud is the market-leading cloud platform provider. It offers customers a comprehensive, secure and reliable software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution that enables them to rapidly innovate and grow their business. The Oracle cloud solution is much more intuitive and agile than the conventional on-premise deployment model, so you can focus on your business and not get bogged down in server management. In this blog we will discuss the key reasons why you should opt for Oracle Cloud.
Here are the top 15 reasons to choose Oracle Cloud:
1. Achieve Speed, Agility, and Innovation through On-Demand Deployment
Oracle’s public cloud infrastructure has the performance, scalability, reliability and security to handle your most demanding applications with ease. You can deploy your applications in minutes with no need to manage hardware or software. You simply pay for what you use when you use it — so there are no upfront capital expenses or ongoing maintenance costs. You benefit from increased efficiency, reduced costs, greater agility, and on-demand scalability. Oracle’s public cloud is built using industry best practices for security and compliance with Oracle’s enterprise standards. Your data is protected by multiple levels of physical, network and application security controls, including a single sign.
2. Oracle Cloud is a growing platform
The Oracle Cloud has grown significantly in the last few years. According to a report, the Oracle market was estimated to be $321 billion in 2019 and is expected to cross a whopping $1 trillion by 2026. Currently, AWS, Microsoft Azure are leading the cloud market, but Oracle Cloud is quickly stepping up. The data from NASDAQ reveals that a rising number of companies shifting to the Oracle Cloud has fueled Oracle’s phenomenal growth. Now, Oracle is creating a large chunk of its revenue from Cloud-based applications. It is a reason enough to choose Oracle Cloud over any other cloud platform.
3. OCI Services
Oracle has developed a full range of cloud-native services, including DevOps tooling, monitoring, streaming, and services like Terraform to manage infrastructure as Code. The Cloud platform offers services like a registry to manage docker containers. Some of the major services are Kubernetes for container clusters, Edge services including DNS, web application firewall, and dedicated network connectivity along with fast connect. These services make sure that the users get a fail-safe app development environment.
4. Oracle Global Footprint
Oracle Cloud is still a budding cloud computing service that is available around the world from 30 cloud regions. It is a continuously evolving platform with more availability zones and regions to meet data sovereignty requirements. Moreover, Oracle also has hybrid cloud options like dedicated cloud regions Cloud@Customer. This provides all the Oracle Cloud Services to users on premise. Apart from that, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud have a strategic alliance that enables users to run workloads on both the platforms simultaneously.
5. Virtual Layer
The only Cloud provider which offers an Oracle database on Rack and Exadata is the Oracle Cloud which supports in excess of millions of transactions per second. Due to this, customers can use the apps with minimum latency and surprisingly zero downtime. The Oracle Cloud makes sure there is high availability for the databases that scale to hundreds of terabytes.
6. Optimize Performance
The Oracle Infrastructure as a Service provides a wide range of features that are second to none in the industry. It comes up with the second-generation platform, bare metal services, remote direct memory access (RDMA) for technical computing cluster groups. The features provide assurance for user isolation and predictable performance.
7. Compartment Feature is MVP
The compartment feature is a primary reason why you can opt for Oracle Cloud over AWS or Microsoft Azure. Compartments consist of a collection of related resources that aid access control and security isolation. It happens because of a global logical namespace with implemented policies in a file or folder. These policies render the right access level to customers and organizations for perfect administration and resource management.
8. Extensive App Development Support
Oracle is flourishing in a fast-paced environment. It provides a fully integrated application development platform for developers to create, deploy, and manage APIs and mobile applications with cost-effective solutions. Moreover, there is a DevOps environment that makes continuous integration (CI)/ continuous delivery, deep diagnostics for Java apps, and complete integration with Software as a Service. This makes a strong point on why you should choose Oracle Cloud.
9. Created for Oracle Overload
The Oracle Cloud infrastructure provides some interesting features and tools to support migration and run Oracle’s databases and applications portfolio seamlessly. It doesn’t require a lot of changes to move Oracle applications, cutting down the cost and length of migration to the cloud. Oracle’s number one priority is to provide cutting edge hardware and software, enhancing performance for customers with time.
Interestingly, Oracle Databases can easily scale to multiple times the storage capacity and performance of its competitors. It can reach up to 40 terabytes of capacity and millions of input/output operations per second (IOPS) per instance. When maximum IOPS are needed to run high-intensity Autonomous Database workloads, Oracle provides the biggest amount of local, nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) storage up to 51.2TB per instance.
By running Oracle Real Applications Clusters (Oracle RAC) on the Cloud infrastructure, it offers high availability of databases with failover in seconds, performance scaling to thousands of IOPS, and continuous operations using rolling patches and system upgrades. Due to this, a novel cloud-based standard for production databases has been introduced. Oracle Extradata Cloud allows customers to run selective or full-rack Exadata from factors in the same regions, and on the same virtual cloud networks as other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.
10. Security is Crucial
Security is a critical design principle within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle provides secure design protection like customer isolation, data security, internal-threat detection, and automated threat remediation. The Oracle infrastructure isolates, compute and network resources to make sure that your personal data and traffic are protected from unauthorized access. In a way, it separates your code, data and other resources from other machines. This way, it helps prevent attackers from manipulating or stealing data in the cloud.
The Oracle Cloud offers a limited attack surface using granular customer isolation. Multiple layers of defense will enable in-built firewalls, DDoS, and encryption to proactively detect and negate threats. Users can easily use adaptive authentication to quickly add further verification when user activity indicates a greater vulnerability of risk. In the end, Oracle has one of the vast portfolios of security services available in the industry.
11. SMB Growth Support
The Oracle Cloud is built to benefit all enterprises, along with SMB (small and medium businesses). Small and medium businesses grow at a significantly higher rate than enterprises and see a huge surge in application usage rates. So, Oracle Cloud supports both conventional and contemporary tools for developers and mission-critical workloads.
12. Better Than AWS
Oracle Cloud provides desirable performance at a decent cost that makes it one of the best options to run Oracle Database for highly critical enterprise applications. Now, when we compare it with AWS, AWS does not offer Oracle RAC, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. Amazon Aurora simply binds users into AWS only, and Oracle Database provides multiple vendors flexibility.
13. Supports Your Long Term Vision
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure reflects a completely new, second-generation public-cloud architecture that works as a foundation for Oracle Cloud. This infrastructure is strategically built to offer the performance predictability, secure by design security, and governance needed to support crucial performance-critical workloads. The Oracle Cloud offers the compute, storage, networking, database, and platform services you will require to deliver robust business results as your data centre needs evolve simultaneously.
14. Maximum Performance at Decent Price
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has one of the best price/performance ratios in the industry now. The Workloads deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure often need fewer compute servers and block-storage volumes. This results in a reduced cost to deliver optimized workload performance.
The architecture of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure not only helps reduce latency, but it also decreases the risk of other network users’ customer environments and is supported by the industry’s most complete, financially backed, end-to-end SLAs.
15. Strategic Partnership with Global Leaders
Oracle has recently announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft and VMware to allow enterprises to work on cloud migration strategies. Microsoft Azure Interconnect has a cloud interoperability partnership with Microsoft Azure which enables users to migrate to the Cloud or develop new apps using the Oracle Cloud, Oracle Autonomous Database, and Microsoft Azure.
In the above post, it is clear that Oracle Cloud is a budding cloud technology among other industry stalwarts and still it is able to offer solid performance and credibility. Oracle Cloud is able to sustain the market with a unique blend of creativity, innovation, technology and growth. It is quick to implement the latest features and services to its arsenal. So, it is the best choice to go for Oracle Cloud when you are looking for premium performance at a non-premium price. What do you think about the Oracle Cloud? If you are looking for Oracle Cloud assistance then get in touch with Conneqtion Group to request a demo. Share your thoughts in the comments section or write to us at email@example.com
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Karan works as the Delivery Head at Conneqtion Group, a Oracle iPaaS and Process Automation company. He has an extensive experience with various Banking and financial services, FMCG, Supply chain management & public sector clients. He has also led/been part of teams in multitude of consulting engagements. He was part of Evosys and Oracle’s consulting team previously and worked for clients in NA, EMEA & APAC region.