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Oracle Diary: Exadata Cloud Database Lets Customers Migrate Any App

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August 2018: Oracle Exadata Database lets customers run any app in the cloud on bare metal

A more open attitude towards technology has become the industry norm in the past few years and it appears as though Oracle isn’t immune to the wind of change even if it isn’t ready to full embrace full interoperability.

But its Exadata Cloud database is now available on bare metal servers, meaning it can will now run with any application in the cloud – so long as it’s on Oracle’s cloud of course. But this means businesses can move applications and create custom software, a freedom that has not been afforded in the past.

Oracle has been keen to secure the custom of cloud laggards in the past few years so this latest development is not as surprising as it once might have been.

 “With the power of Oracle Exadata, customers using our infrastructure are able to bring applications to the cloud never previously possible, without the cost of re-architecture, and achieve incredible performance throughout the stack,” declared Kash Iftikhar, head of product management at Oracle. “From front-end application servers to database and storage, we are optimising our customers’ most critical applications.”

August 2018: Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13 

Oracle has added a number of new features to its suite of SaaS applications, claiming they will improve customers management of supply chain, sales and staff. 

“With the latest release of Oracle Cloud Applications, we are introducing hundreds of new innovations,” explained Steve Miranda, head of application development at Oracle.  

“The latest updates include major enhancements to our supply chain management suite that will help customers create intelligent, connected, and customer-centric supply chains.  

“In addition, we are introducing a brand new solution that enriches the customer experience by bridging the gap between sales and customer service. The new release also includes further advancements to the user experience and customer-driven changes for human resources and finance.” 

Oracle ERP Cloud now has industry coverage for higher education, financial services and manufacturing as well as localisation for India and Brazil. It promises more depth for areas like finance and procurement as well as other new capabilities such as dynamic discounting. 

More than 200 new features have been added to Oracle SCM Cloud while Oracle CX Cloud Suite has greater visualisation capabilities. Meanwhile Oracle HCM cloud gives HR teams greater personalisation, improved tools for unionised workforces and flexible work models.