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San Francisco: Making an aggressive push for its diversified software solutions and integrated cloud platforms, global software major Oracle on Sunday launched a slew of innovative moves to take on its main cloud computing rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

In a yet another remarkable speech delivered at the Oracle’s OpenWorld 2015 conference, its executive chairman and chief technology officer Larry Ellison announced two cloud platforms with a great emphasis on maintaining security at a time when private data is at the risk of being stolen via cyber attacks.

While the new “Oracle SCM Cloud” will offer the first complete supply chain and discrete manufacturing with 100 percent fusion, the “E-commerce in the CX Cloud” platform will be a complete, integrated modern suite covering the customers’ requirements across the spectrum like marketing, sales, service and social responsibility.

“Oracle has committed to make its cloud and data platforms easy, performing, compelling and secure. We will lower the costs down and accelerate your power,” Ellison announced.

“We are building solutions that will take off your workload and give you a better performance,” he added.

In another significant move, Ellison announced a new mobile, consumer-like Cloud UI – a state of the art mobile user interface.

“The Java-based mobile platform will always make you connected and able to work. It is a modern tablet and smartphone-friendly platform and will become the best choice among all other mobile platforms available today,” Ellison told the packed Moscone Centre in the heart of the city.

He also announced an integrated “Just-in-Time Learning System” that will be embedded in all Oracle SaaS applications to benefit the customers.

“So learn the app and learn the job,” he said.

Ten years ago, we realised to rewrite all our applications and run on the cloud.

“We started building all our application on the cloud and for this, we had to rewrite our entire database. We had SaaS then. Once we had this, we found that now, we need PaaS (Platform At-A-Service),” he said.

“That helped us to reach where are we today,” he said.

PaaS is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure.

Ellison also announced the “Exadata Cloud Service” that will facilitate identical software and hardware on-premise.

“Infrastructure has been a stunning change. We are today in every layer of the cloud. We have the largest enterprise-based cloud applications,” he told the gathering.

The aim of Oracle cloud is low pricing, reliability, performance, analytics, standards, compatibility and security.

“We can’t automate everything. We can’t replace ourselves as users of the applications. But we need to make systems easier to use. We insist on real time security to stop data,” he said.

Earlier, some of the software industry’s top leaders and various stakeholders from 141 countries convened here for an ultimate cloud experience.

The five-day event is going to see some of the technology’s greatest minds brainstorm on the future of the enterprise, Oracle’s integrated cloud platform and the new era of secure computing.

“By 2020, 50 percent of the global workforce will be tech-savvy millennials (those born after 1980). The companies worldwide need to go simpler, faster and more innovative to win their trust. And Oracle is delivering new features and innovations for them,” said Bob Evans, chief communication officer, Oracle, during a media interaction.

For the quarter ended August 31 this year, Oracle revenue for its Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) and Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) cloud solutions rose by 34 percent.

“We have added 800 new PaaS customers and 612 SaaS customers in the quarter. Oracle also had 1,300 new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) cloud customers in the past 12 months,” Evans informed.

More than 45 Oracle products and services will be unveiled throughout the conference during multiple sessions and events, providing networking opportunities for customers, partners and peers.

The conference, which runs October 25-29, is taking place at 18 locations throughout downtown San Francisco with the Moscone Center serving as its epicentre.

Nearly 60,000 people from 145 countries attended the OpenWorld conference last year. The conference will also be webcast.

(Nishant Arora,IANS) 

 

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Oracle Witnessing Double-Digit Growth in India For Past 3 Years

The Oracle Autonomous Database now has the capability to automatically scan for security threats and apply security updates while running to help prevent cyberattacks and data theft

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Cloud major Oracle, which is seeing high demand in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), telecom and manufacturing sectors in India, has witnessed double-digit growth in the country for the past three years, a top company executive has said.

Start-ups and small and medium businesses (SMBs) are fast adopting Oracle’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the country.

“We are seeing double-digit growth (on an average) in the country. In fact, that’s both in our NetSuite business as well as our enterprise business.

“The India Cloud business is really booming. Overall, the double-digit growth has been there for the last three years in the country, which has been the best-performing region in the Asia-Pacific for us,” Shaakun Khanna, India SaaS GTM Lead, Oracle, told IANS in an interview.

The company competes with major Cloud players like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure and provides services such as SaaS, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS).

According to Oracle, as a corporation, the firm is on track to become the top SaaS company in the world.

The company offers innovative and proven Cloud suite of SaaS applications that enable customers to transform their business with the latest intelligent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

“From a perspective of completeness of our enterprise applications, there’s no one who can compare with us. So, that’s pretty much our objective and vision in India as well,” Khanna added.

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Witnessing double-digit growth in India for past 3 years: Oracle. IANS

According to the company, going “autonomous” gave it an edge over rivals in the country.

Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Oracle, in October unveiled the second generation Oracle Cloud with autonomous capabilities, improved security and upgrades for enterprises at the company’s annual user conference “Oracle Open World 2018” in San Francisco.

According to Khanna, autonomous is probably the biggest thing because, with autonomous, the ability to engage technologies like AI, ML, UI-UX, is there.

“I think the other advantage is our diversity, because if you look at it, we are the only company of our stature in the world that has everything — it’s not just the applications that are ours, the hardware, the infrastructure, the database, everything is Oracle,” Khanna noted.

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The Oracle Autonomous Database now has the capability to automatically scan for security threats and apply security updates while running to help prevent cyberattacks and data theft.

“If you look at the way Oracle built its first set of Cloud infrastructure is very similar to how Google built it, how Amazon built it, how Microsoft built it, almost everyone built it and we are doing exactly the same.

“Larry and the other founders who started Oracle — they were working for a CIA project and then they came out and started Oracle. So we understand security from our DNA,” said Mitesh Agarwal, Vice President, Key Accounts, Oracle India.

“Almost all of our competitors have never managed to move an enterprise workload to the Cloud — not a single one of them. They all have peripheral applications that have moved to the Cloud. That’s still only about 5-6 per cent of the workloads in the world,” Agarwal informed. (IANS)