6 years, 1 month ago

Your Next Business Transformations will require a Hybrid Cloud Architecture

This posting represents highlights of the upcomingpresentations at the annual Oracle ECA Summit, October 27 at Oracle OpenWorld.  Talk to your Oracle account manager for aninvitation – Today!

The public cloud has typically been outside of the domain ofenterprise architects. On the surface, it has been considered an external silowhere procurement decisions have been driven by line of business executives. But not anymore. Business processes extend into thecloud. And, the cloud extends into theenterprise.

However, this state of affairs is changing rapidly ascustomers increasingly embrace cloud computing. Enterprise architects arecalled on not only to review public cloud implementations but also tounderstand how best to integrate new cloud offerings with existing on-premisesinformation systems. Most companies will have a combination of assets combiningpublic cloud SaaS, PaaS and IaaS with their existing on-premises systems. Themarketing folks are calling this Hybrid IT. Enterprise architects therefore face a new set of challenges as theyfigure out how to integrate these systems with each other.

Today’s enterprise architects face a shifting set ofcircumstances. In the next two years, a growing number of companies plan tomove key parts of their computing workloads to public clouds to take advantageof lights-out automated software provisioning and management, rapid projectimplementation, elastic scalability, and subscription-based pricing models. Tokeep up with consumer demand, IT has become an external service broker. In somecases IT pros have been forced to support heterogeneous cloud “silos”that may have proprietary methods of security, integration, management, andgovernance. These trends are forcing core IT departments to formalizeenterprise governance and enterprise architecture to mitigate risk.

Oracle ECA Summit Agenda 

The Oracle Enterprise Architecture team has helped a numberof large-scale early adopters on their journey to a variety of Hybrid implementations. At this year’s Oracle Enterprise Cloud Architecture Summit, held at Oracle Open World on October 27, 2015, threecustomer architects will speak to their experiences in building these nextgeneration platforms. Seethe full agenda and abstracts here.

  • Dev/Test in the Oracle Public Cloud
  • Big Data in the Oracle Public Cloud
  • Integration in the Oracle Public Cloud

As a bonus, Peter Magnusson, SVP Cloud Development, Oraclewill clarify the requirements and plans for Oracle’s enterprise-class and productionworkload cloud services.  Last year,Thomas Kurian, President, Development, Oracle also spoke to the landscape of technology cloud services. Youcan read that article here.

To learn more about Hybrid IT and Oracle’s Cloud Services,come to Oracle’s ECA Summit, October 27 at Oracle OpenWorld in SF. Talk to your Oracle account manager for aninvitation – Today!

6 years, 6 months ago

Is Database-as-a-Service in your IT Services Catalog?

Are You Ahead or Behind theCurve?

Private Database Cloud Services or Database as a Service(DBaaS) is no longer a new idea. Infact, it is quickly becoming the de facto standard for development and testingenvironments both on premises and in the public cloud. And while there are many use cases anddeployment options, overall database total cost of ownership and businessagility have benefited from a standardized approach to workloadmanagement. Whether you are a DBA, anoperations manager, or a CIO, you are well aware that business-driven interestin social, mobile, big data, and internet of things have caused an explosion ofdevelopment, data, and database workloads. The justification for database operations to pool resources andstandardize services has never been clearer – watch thiscustomer story (TRT1:30).

Today’s best practices in cloud architecture expect serverscalability, zero data loss resiliency, and most importantly workload securityand isolation through multitenancy. For database services, the architecturewould be incomplete if database operations did not also natively supportmultitenancy. Initial approaches for DBaaSwere limited since they only relied upon virtual machines for workloadisolation and database provisioning. As general technology containers, VMs hadno intrinsic understanding of database operations, so they were unable to optimizeperformance, scalability, and resilience as well as simplify databaseadministration efforts.

Today’s best practice for database cloud services overcomesthese limitations. The Oracle PrivateDatabase Cloud approach is both revolutionary and elegantly simple. By engineering multitenant capabilities throughoutthe Oracle database platform, the complete range of database operations andadministration can now be natively managed andwithout the overhead of a virtual machine. Oracle’s Private Database Cloud guarantees isolation and leveragesOracle’s strengths in reliability, scalability, security, and systemsmanagement. Large database estates also benefit from a host of relatedcapabilities, such as cost-recovery reporting, self-service management, andpublic cloud integration. You will findthat Oracle database platform is ideal for a standardized enterprise deploymentor cloud service, whether development/test or production – watch thiscustomer story (TRT2:17).

Oracle offers a reference architecture overview and Oracleproduct mapping for DBaaS in a private cloud deployment model. The approach and guidance offered is thebyproduct of hundreds of customer projects and highlights the decisions thatcustomers faced in the course of their architecture planning andimplementations. Oracle’s advisingarchitects work across many industries and government agencies and havedeveloped standardized methodology based on enterprise architecture bestpractices. Oracle’s enterprise architecture approach and framework are articulatedin the Oracle Architecture Development Process (OADP) and the Oracle EnterpriseArchitecture Framework (OEAF).

Click here for an Enterprise Architecture approach to the Oracle Private Database Cloud

Table of contents:

Executive Summary 1

Fundamental Concepts 2

  • What is a Private Database Cloud andDatabase as a Service?
  • Why Consider Database as a Service?
  • What is Different about Database as aService?
  • Considering Moving to Database as aService?

Architectural Perspectives 5

  • Architecture Principles
  • DBaaS Architecture Domains

Architecture Views 8

  • Conceptual Architecture Overview
  • DBaaS Management Capabilities andProcess Overview
  • DBaaS Physical Architecture


10 years, 11 months ago

Announcing NEW Architect Resources "IT Strategies from Oracle"

Announcing the availability of free, new reference architecture assets from Oracle. IT Strategies from Oracle is an authorized library of guidelines and reference architectures that will help you better plan, execute, and manage your enterprise architecture and IT initiatives. The…