Oracle launches a slew of new cloud services

by CXOtoday News Desk    Sep 25, 2013

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Technology major Oracle has launched a range of new cloud services, including a cloud marketplace, in a drive to take its cloud based services and solutions to the next level. Senior officials said the Oracle Open World in San Francisco that the new cloud solutions will “change the way customers consume Oracle software”.

The new addition to Oracle’s cloud services portfolio includes database as a service, Java in the cloud, and business intelligence (BI) in the cloud. According to a statement by the company, with the proliferation of cloud, mobile, and social technologies, organizations are looking to access to innovative and trusted business applications through a reliable platform and keeping this in mind, the company therefore introduced the Oracle cloud marketplace

“The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is specifically designed to help organizations quickly and easily find, evaluate, and purchase the applications they need to reach their business goals. As the key distribution channel for cloud applications, it also creates exciting opportunities for our partners by enabling them to easily develop, integrate, publish, and monetize their innovative applications,” said Steve Miranda, executive VP of Applications development, Oracle.

(Also read an exclusive interview with Hirak Kayal, VP, Outbound Applications Product Management, Oracle India on CXOtoday: User engagement is key to HCM success)

The company is also launching a platform to develop mobile applications in the cloud. Called the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, the platform enables developers to create mobile application programming interfaces (APIs) so that mobile developers can integrate their applications with enterprise data and services. the company has also announced some of its cloud services including documents cloud to enable file sharing and collaboration with mobile and desktop sync.

 “To realize the true benefits that cloud computing offers, organizations need access to flexible, reliable and secure cloud services that are designed to meet their specific business needs,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. “With the broadest selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions in the world, Oracle is uniquely positioned to meet this demand. With an expanding portfolio of functionally rich, integrated and secure enterprise cloud services, Oracle continues to lead the cloud computing industry by delivering instant value to both business users and developers.”