Oracle: everything you need to know about its platforms

June 08, 2022

Tags: Technologies



Oracle has become one of the world's leading technology companies, not only for its database solutions, but also because it offers companies solutions to manage all aspects of the business. More than 400,000 companies around the world have trusted Oracle to run their business, enabling companies like FedEx, Siemens and Toyota, just to name a few, to reach their full potential.


Let's start by defining what Oracle is


Oracle's flagship product is its databases. In fact, when Oracle is named it is automatically associated with the databases. It is a multi-model relational database management system designed primarily for enterprise grid computing and data warehousing. It is one of the first choices for businesses for cost-effective solutions for their applications and data management. It supports SQL as a query language to interact with the database”, they explained in an Educba article.


These Oracle databases are highly sought after because they are characterized by flexible standards, scale on demand, higher availability, better costs, and companies that implement this product have a secure future, since security and support are guaranteed.


Another of the most attractive features of Oracle databases is that it "easily manages multiple databases within the same transaction," they highlighted in an article on the Nine Hertz portal. Also, when it comes to updates, there is high compatibility between all Oracle database versions, so you won't have any problems accessing your data.




Oracle Database features that make it attractive


  • The high availability of data stands out at all times. This means that, even if there are failures or periods of inactivity, you will always be able to access your data.
  • The performance and scalability of Oracle databases are second to none.
  • Oracle offers mechanisms to monitor and control access to the database.
  • Whatever your database failure, you can always recover your data.


Oracle Cloud Applications


But Oracle is more than database solutions. It also makes Oracle Cloud Applications available to organizations, which is "a complete set of applications in the cloud that offers uniform processes and data for your entire company," Oracle explained on its website.


These are SaaS applications that allow you to manage the most important business areas, such as resource planning, supply chain management and human capital management.


These Oracle Cloud Applications have become popular in organizations because they integrate so well with each other, working in sync while providing a modern user experience for both your employees and customers.




If you want to know what Oracle Cloud applications are available, these are:




From a single platform, you can manage finances, manage projects, manage risks, company performance, as well as keep track of the supply chain and manufacturing.




It is the application for supply chain management. "Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM connects supply networks with an integrated set of business applications conceived and designed to anticipate change", Oracle detailed about this app. You will be able to handle these operations:


  • Supply chain planning
  • Inventory management
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintenance
  • Orders management
  • Logistics
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Provisioning
  • Block chain
  • IoT
  • Track and trace




It is focused on human capital management, a solution for Human Resources departments, managing from hiring to retirement. You can manage the following aspects:


  • Human Resources
  • Talent management
  • Training
  • Selection
  • Personnel management
  • Payroll
  • HR analysis.


Advertising and customer experience


They are interconnected applications with which you will be more productive than with a conventional CRM. The purpose is to be able to manage, facilitate and promote relationships between the company and customers. You will be able to manage from advertising, marketing, sales, commerce and service.




Applications by industry


Oracle Cloud makes special applications available for these industries:


  • Automotive
  • Communications
  • Construction and engineering
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy and water
  • Financial services
  • Food and drinks
  • Administration and education
  • Healthcare
  • High technology
  • Hostelry
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Biological Sciences
  • Media and entertainment
  • Oil and gas
  • Professional services
  • Retail commerce
  • Travel and transportation


Custom applications


As if that were not enough, if you need to use an application that is outside the Oracle domain, you can do that too since Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can host it without problems.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


Another service offered by this company is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. It may seem very similar to the previous solution, but this one is mostly focused on offering a space for companies to host and run any application, quickly and securely. 


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has all the services you need to migrate, build and run all of your IT, from existing business workloads to new cloud-native applications and data platforms.


Advantages offered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


  • Makes it easy to migrate critical business applications.
  • It offers all the services that developers need to create applications in the cloud.
  • It has the most complete support.
  • Security is built in with no additional payments.
  • Excellent price-performance ratio.




Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Solutions


  • Enterprise Application Migration
  • Cloud Native Application Development
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Custom Application Modernization
  • Data and Database Migration
  • Hybrid and Multi-cloud Strategies
  • ISV and SaaS Application
  • Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Industry Solutions


"Across the various applications and infrastructure, with public and hybrid cloud options, Oracle supports local access, regional compliance, and true business continuity," the company details, while noting that the cloud platform and infrastructure is in the ability to offer more than 80 services in 37 available cloud regions.


Global companies using Oracle's cloud infrastructure include Toyota, Mazda, Zoom, 7-Eleven, FedEx, Deutsche Bank, and more.


Among the services provided by this network infrastructure are:


  • Developer services
  • Containers
  • Computing
  • Storage
  • Application Integration
  • Networks
  • Analytics and business intelligence
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Open source databases
  • Data Lakehouse




To which sectors apply Oracle products?


Whatever industry you're in, Oracle's digital solutions will always fit your company. There are solutions for the sectors:


  • Automotive
  • Energy and water
  • Healthcare
  • Media and entertainment
  • Communications
  • Financial services
  • Hostelry
  • Public security
  • Construction and engineering
  • Restoration
  • Retail sector
  • Government and education
  • Pharmacy
  • Travel and transportation


In addition, the location of your company will never be an impediment to using Oracle products, since at least Oracle Cloud covers 37 geographical regions that are interconnected.


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