The Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration portfolio now includes Oracle’s IoT Cloud, Integration Cloud, SOA Cloud and API Manager Cloud range of services.
Oracle says its Integration Cloud is ideal for non-technical users such as citizen integrators, the applications staff in IT departments and line of business managers who need to integration software as a service (SaaS) applications. To this end it comes with a simple, intuitive Web-based, point-and-click user interface.
On the other end of the technical competence spectrum, Oracle’s SOA Cloud was designed for integration developers. It provides a full integration platform, including service virtualisation, process orchestration, B2B integration, managed file transfer and business activity monitoring dashboards. In accordance with the more detailed nature of the work of the typical user it has fine-grained control and the capacity to support various use cases.
Oracle’s integration cloud services are fully portable, it claims, so that users can switch their integration workloads between on-premise and the cloud, as business requirements change.
The IT architectures that organizations have relied on for decades are too rigid and inflexible for the digital age, according to Amit Zavery, Oracle’s senior VP of Cloud Platform and Integration products at Oracle. “Organisations need to rethink API management and service integration across cloud, mobile and IoT initiatives,” said Zavery.
Oracle Cloud Platform’s suite of integration services will provide the flexibility to allow them to adapt, which will boost productivity, slash costs and catalyse the inventive processes, Zavery argued.
Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service should make it easy to connect any device, whether it generates or analyses data and extends business processes within enterprise applications, says Oracle. This, it says, will lead to faster development of IoT applications, with preventive maintenance and asset tracking pre-integrated with other Oracle systems such as Oracle PaaS, Oracle SaaS, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion.
Meanwhile, the Oracle API Manager Cloud Service will help developers to create and expose APIs to internal or external consumers quickly but without compromising on security, according to the vendor.
The Oracle Cloud Platform is part of the Oracle Cloud. Oracle says its Cloud offering supports 70 million users and more than 34 billion transactions each day and runs on more than 50,000 devices and more than 800 petabytes of storage in 19 data centres around the world.