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Oracle changed its cloud strategy in 2020. AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform dominate the public cloud market, with 60% of the total market share, but Oracle is still in the fray. The company takes a different approach to attracting customers, launching its Oracle Cloud Gen 2 cloud offerings around lower processing, storage and memory costs (cost optimization), focused on crosssell to its current and on-premises user base.

Combined with stronger SLAs and more manageability, performance and availability, Oracle boasts that its lower costs attract companies that squeezed their budgets in 2020.

According to Larry Ellison, founder and president of Oracle, users who moved from AWS to Oracle's IaaS GEN2, IaaS Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), could see savings of more than 50%.

Oracle's OCI is built to target the migration to the on-premises applications and databases of its users, in most cases, already Oracle customers or private data center customers. A different approach from major providers. Amazon, Microsoft and Google clouds are designed for Lift and Shift models and mainly for new fisrt cloud architectures.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OCI Speech Focused on Cost and Security

Oracle still lags far behind cloud biggies like AWS, Microsoft and Google in IaaS, but the company is trying to attract existing customers with a triple message centered on competitive pricing, advanced security, and greater assurances about availability, performance and manageability.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the company's second IaaS offering. His first attempt, known as OCI Classic, was based on OpenStack and failed to gain much interest. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OCI Gen 2 introduced many technical advances over Classic.

Unlike rival platforms, OCI offers customers not only availability service level agreements (SLAs), but also SLAs for performance and management.

Last year, Oracle Founder and President Larry Ellison said customers who moved their Oracle database workloads from AWS to OCI would save at least 50% on their bills. The same is generally true for services performed at the OCI, said Screven, who reports directly to Ellison.

Of course, attracting customers from the base and with better costs is critical if Oracle is to gain market share against AWS, Microsoft and Google in IaaS. To do this, a new Oracle customer always takes into account the company's cost-cutting capabilities.

Aggressive pricing also follows a pattern that Microsoft engaged as it built Azure. That's how they took off the Microsoft Azure platform. As a new entrant to this hectic cloud market, Oracle can follow suit.

Oracle focuses sales on the installed base

Oracle's executive team doesn't believe it's in the same game as AWS, Azure and Google, seeking to appeal to a broad cross section of IT buyers. Instead, it positioned OCI as a migration target for its customers' on-premises databases and applications.

Oracle's customers include many in highly regulated and conservative industries. So it's not surprising that your OCI Gen 2 tone has a strong emphasis on safety. In September 2019, Oracle launched Cloud Guard and Maximum Security Zones (Oracle Cloud Maximum Security), services that Oracle launched at OpenWorld.

Cloud Guard monitors customer incidents and determines if they are in a weakened security state or under attack. Then the system changes the settings to fend off the attack. Oracle Cloud Maximum Security Zones provide customers with a completely restricted and locked-down environment by default to prevent configuration-related data leaks. Many such incidents have been linked to misconfigured AWS S3 storage.

One of the important design points for the Gen 2 cloud was being able to bring traditional workloads, including [E-Business Suite], to the cloud.

Some customers already self-manage their EBS installations at OCI, while others use managed services from Oracle.

What is Oracle Cloud Gen 2

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure supports traditional workloads and provides modern cloud development tools. Architecture for modern threat detection and protection, combining low cost with high performance to lower total cost of ownership.

Oracle Cloud is a second-generation enterprise cloud that delivers advanced processing and networking performance and includes a comprehensive portfolio of cloud services and infrastructure and platform. Designed to meet the needs of mission-critical applications, Oracle Cloud supports all legacy workloads and provides modern cloud development tools, enabling businesses to evolve and plan for the future.

The second-generation cloud is the only one created to run the Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry's first and only stand-alone database. Oracle Cloud offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud processing, from application development and advanced business analytics to data management, integration, security, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.

Oracle Cloud Regions

Oracle Cloud Capabilities - Processing

Virtual Machines

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's Virtual Machines (VMs) are ideal for running applications that do not require the performance of a dedicated bare-metal server.

Bare-Metal Computing

Bare metal instances support applications that require high core counts, large amounts of memory, and high memory bandwidth. Users can create cloud environments with significant performance improvements over other public clouds and on-premise data centers. Bare metal computing instances provide customers with exceptional isolation, visibility, and control.

Container Engine for Kubernetes

Container Engine for Kubernetes, which uses versions of Kubernetes certified to comply with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, is a fully managed, scalable, and highly available service used to deploy containerized applications in the cloud.

Container Registration

The Container Registry is a single place for teams to manage Docker images, perform vulnerability analysis, and perform authentication to control access to a private registry of container images. The registry can detect vulnerabilities or security issues before images are deployed to containers.

Virtual Machines and Bare-Metal (GPU)

NVIDIA-based offerings provide a range of options for graphics-intensive workloads, as well as providing the high performance required by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

Capabilities: Storage

SSD NVMe Location

The Oracle NVMe SSD is a storage unit designed with the high-performance Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) controller interface to deliver industry-leading performance, low latency, and high quality of service.

Block Volume Storage

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume Storage service enables companies to dynamically provision and manage block storage volumes. All NVMe-SSD based storage delivers extremely high performance.

File Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage is an enterprise-grade cloud storage service that offers massive scalability, high availability and great durability.

Object Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage provides reliable, durable, and highly available object storage.

File Storage

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage is used to retain data that is infrequently accessed and requires long retention periods. All data at rest is encrypted.

Storage Gateway

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Gateway allows access to Oracle services in the region to protect your data from the Internet and enable private C2S connections from consumer to service.

Data transfer

Move petabyte-scale datasets to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in days rather than weeks or months via the simple Oracle user interface or Data Transfer Utility.

Organizations can use their own disks for a variety of data migration scenarios, such as smaller data sets, faster returns, and cross-border shipments.

Oracle Cloud Capabilities – Network, Connectivity and Edge Services

Virtual Cloud Network

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) is a customizable and private network. Like your on-premise network, you have full control. This includes assigning your own private IP address space, creating subnets, routing tables, and configuring stateful firewalls. A single host can have multiple VCNs, thus providing grouping and isolation of related resources.

Service Gateway

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service gateway allows access to Oracle services in the region to protect your data from the Internet. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure service gateway allows for private consumer-to-service connections (C2S connections).

Load Balancing

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing provides options for distributing workload processes across multiple resources across multi-tier and highly distributed application architectures to ensure availability.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's FastConnect service enables companies to extend their IT infrastructure with dedicated connectivity to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources. As an alternative to using the public Internet, FastConnect provides predictable and consistent performance, and there are no outbound charges.


The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Domain Name System (DNS) enables organizations to create and manage their DNS zones. Create zones, add records to zones, and allow the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure edge network to handle all domain DNS queries.

traffic management

Oracle Traffic Management enables organizations to configure policies that service intelligent responses to DNS queries based on customer-defined policy and logic. Provide failover capabilities, the ability to balance traffic across multiple resources, and count where the query started.

Health Checks

Oracle Health Checks enables organizations to configure and deploy on-demand monitors and probes using simple APIs.

Email delivery

Oracle Email Delivery is an email cloud service that provides fast and reliable managed solutions for sending important, high-volume emails.

The service offers the ability to send application-generated emails for mission-critical communications, including receipts, fraud detection alerts, multi-factor identity verification and password resets.

Capabilities: Security, Identity and Compliance

Identity and Access Management

The Oracle Identity and Access Management (IAM) service lets you control who has access to cloud resources, what type of access they have, and what specific resources.

You can manage complex organizations and rules with logical groups of users and resources and easy-to-define policies. With IAM, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure users can utilize a single model for authentication and authorization at no additional cost.

Key Management

Use Oracle Key Management services to define key usage and management policies and grant Oracle IAM users, groups, or services the rights to use, manage, or associate their keys with resources.

Our Key Management service stores keys in isolated partitions within FIPS 140-2, Security Level 3 certified hardware security modules (HSMs) that are replicated multiple times within a region to ensure key durability and availability.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a cloud-based enterprise security solution designed to protect Internet applications against cyber attacks.

WAF provides several security services – including bot management and DDoS protection – and uses a layered approach to protect websites and web applications from malicious inbound traffic.

Identity Cloud Service

This next-generation comprehensive security and identity platform is cloud-native and designed to be an integral part of the enterprise's security fabric, providing modern identity for modern applications.

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Protect all your IaaS, SaaS and PaaS cloud footprints. Oracle CASB Cloud Service is a multi-model cloud access security agent that provides advanced threat analytics using User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and third-party feeds, configuration propagation, monitoring and alerts, and Shadow discoveries IT.

Database Security

Data protection requires a comprehensive approach that covers the entire attack surface area, including preventative measures like encryption that protects the data itself, plus detective controls to monitor a multitude of threats such as risky users and timely misconfigurations real.

Oracle provides this defense-in-depth approach to database security, both on-premise and in the cloud, including for the Oracle Autonomous Database. It's likely that some of your most sensitive data resides in Oracle Databases – you can trust Oracle to protect it.

Oracle Cloud Capabilities - Database Management

Autonomous Data Warehouse

The Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service is a fully automated, high-performance, and elastic service. You'll get all the performance of industry-leading Oracle Database in a fully automated environment that's tuned and optimized for data warehouse workloads.

Autonomous Transaction Processing

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing is a fully automated database service tuned and optimized for transaction processing or mixed workloads with the industry-leading performance of Oracle Database.

The service provides an autonomous, secure, and self-healing database service that scales instantly to meet the demands of mission-critical applications.

Cloud Database Service: Bare-Metal

Dense I/O configuration consists of a single Oracle Database 11g, 12c, or 18c instance on 2 OCPUs, with the ability to dynamically scale up to 52 OCPUs with no downtime. Available storage configurations range from 5.4 to 51.2TB of NVMe SSD local storage, with 2- and 3-way mirroring options available.

Cloud Database Service: Virtual Machine

Virtual machine configurations consist of a single instance of Oracle Database 11g, 12c, or 18c. Choose from a single OCPU virtual machine with 15GB of RAM to a RAC-enabled virtual machine with 48 OCPUs with more than 600GB of RAM. Storage configurations range from 256GB to 40TB.

Exadata Cloud Service

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service allows you to run Oracle Databases in the cloud with the same extreme performance and availability experienced by thousands of organizations that have implemented Oracle Exadata on-premise. Oracle Exadata Cloud Service offers a variety of dedicated Exadata forms.

Exadata Cloud at Customer

Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is a unique solution that delivers integrated Oracle Exadata hardware and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure software in your data center with Oracle Exadata infrastructure managed by Oracle experts.

Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is ideal for customers who want cloud benefits but cannot yet move their databases to the public cloud.

Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service

A NoSQL Cloud Database Service with on-demand productivity and storage-based provisioning that supports document, column, and key-value models, all with flexible transaction guarantees.

Oracle MySQL Database Service

MySQL Database Service is a fully managed database service that enables organizations to deploy native cloud database applications using the world's most popular open source database. It was 100% developed, managed and supported by the MySQL team.

Capabilities: Advanced Analytics and Big Data

Oracle Analytics Cloud

Simplify the way you analyze and act on information so you can scale insights across your organization.

Oracle Data Science

It allows data science teams to easily organize their work, access data and processing resources, and create, train, implement, and manage models in the Oracle Cloud.

The platform makes teams more productive and allows them to implement more work faster to power their organizations with machine learning.

Oracle Essbase

Simplicity to empower all advanced analytics users with all the important functionality expected by the company. Now available as part of Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Oracle Big Data Service

An automated service that provides a high-powered environment tailored to advancing companies' advanced analytics capabilities. With automated lifecycle management and one-click security, Oracle Big Data Cloud Service optimally and securely runs a wide variety of big data workloads and technologies, simplifying operations.

Oracle Big Data SQL Cloud Service

Immediately analyze data in Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle databases, leveraging your existing skills, security policies, and SQL applications with the best performance.

From simplifying data science efforts to unlocking data lakes, it makes the benefits of big data available to the largest group of end users possible.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog

A robust, self-service metadata management service that lets you organize, control, and enrich information about data in the Oracle Cloud and beyond.

This collaborative solution gathers data from multiple datasets and allows non-technical users to discover, explore and track data, streamlining processes and maximizing the value of their data.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Flow

Run Apache Spark applications without infrastructure through a fully managed big data service designed to optimize performance and efficiency.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Streaming

Consume and store continuous high-volume data streams and process them in real-time.

Oracle Cloud Capabilities – Management and Governance


The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring service provides the insight you need to understand the health of your resources, optimize your application performance, and respond to anomalies in real-time.


Notifications is a fully managed subscription/publishing service that allows messages to be sent with great scale and reliability.

Resource Manager

Resource Manager is a managed service that can provision all resources and services of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Resource Manager reduces configuration errors and increases productivity by managing infrastructure declaratively (ie infrastructure as code) using industry-standard Hashicorp Terraform®.

Tagging Management

Tagging is included with your cloud service and allows you to tag your resources for informational, operational, and billing purposes. Set tags can be controlled to prevent incorrect tags from being applied to resources and to help ensure accurate tracking of costs and usage integrity.

Tags can also provide a flexible targeting mechanism for administrative scripts.

cost management

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cost management tools enable you to improve control and visibility into your cloud budgets, usage and spend.


Oracle Audit provides comprehensive visibility into your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. Access all public API activities on your location for the last 365 days at no additional cost.

IT Infrastructure Monitoring

The Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service monitors the status and health of your entire IT infrastructure – on-premise or in the cloud – from a single platform.

Cross-tier proactive monitoring allows administrators to be alerted to, troubleshoot and resolve issues before they affect end users. This service is built on the secure and unified big data platform of Oracle Management Cloud.

Application Performance Monitoring

The Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service provides development and operations teams with the information they need to quickly find and fix application problems.

All of your end-user and application performance information (with associated application logs) is gathered on Oracle Management Cloud's secure, unified Big Data platform.

Advanced IT Analytics

Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service provides a 360-degree view of the performance, availability and capacity of applications and infrastructure investments, enabling IT and line-of-business executives, analysts and administrators to make important decisions about their IT function.

This service is built on the secure and unified big data platform of Oracle Management Cloud.

Advanced Log Analysis

Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service monitors, aggregates, indexes, and analyzes all log data from your applications and infrastructure, enabling users to search, explore, and correlate that data to resolve issues faster, gain operational insights, and make better decisions.

This service is built on the secure and unified big data platform of Oracle Management Cloud.

Capabilities: Data and Application Integration

API Gateway

A highly available and fully managed gateway that allows you to build scalable and secure native cloud applications with RESTful APIs for backend services such as Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry, and Oracle Functions.

Oracle Data Integrator

Oracle Data Integrator provides application data processing: high-performance ETL with less data movement, which is better for the cloud.

Oracle Data Integrator data transformations where the data is, without the need to unnecessarily copy it to remote locations.

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate is a cloud-based, real-time data integration and replication service that provides seamless movement of data from multiple on-premise relational databases to cloud databases, maintaining data consistency and providing fault tolerance and resilience.

Oracle Integration

Oracle Integration accelerates the delivery of modernization and digital transformation projects by removing barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning for best practice guidance, a library of prebuilt adapters, and process automation examples.

SOA Cloud Service

Oracle SOA Cloud Service provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) so you can quickly provision your new platform, start developing and implementing your APIs and integration projects, and provide real-time analytics as you transition for digital business.

Oracle Cloud Capabilities – Application Development

Container Engine for Kubernetes

A managed, developer-friendly, container-native, enterprise-ready Kubernetes service to run highly available clusters with the control, security, and predictable performance of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Container Records

A highly available private container registry service for storing and sharing container images in the same regions as deployments.


Hosted team development and delivery platform, including issue tracking, code release, wiki, agile development tools, continuous integration and delivery automation.

Roles (functions)

Functions is a fully managed, highly scalable, on-demand, functions-as-a-service platform built on enterprise-grade Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and powered by Project Fn's open source engine.

Events Service

Events is a fully managed service that allows users to easily track changes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources and respond to them in near real-time using Roles, Notifications and Streaming services.


Fast and easy implementation of any Java application. Experience full control and flexibility of your application in the public cloud.

API Gateway

A highly available and fully managed gateway that allows you to build scalable and secure native cloud applications with RESTful APIs for backend services such as Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry, and Oracle Functions.

Mobile Hub

Quickly create, deploy and manage mobile applications that connect to Oracle ERP, HCM, CX or any third-party system, on-premise or in the cloud.

Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service

A NoSQL Cloud Database Service with on-demand productivity and storage-based provisioning that supports document, column, and key-value models, all with flexible transaction guarantees.

Visual Builder

Quickly build and deploy compelling web and mobile apps directly from the browser using a browser-based visual development environment.

Digital Assistant

Oracle Digital Assistant provides the platform and tools to easily create AI-based assistants that connect to your back-end applications. A digital assistant uses artificial intelligence for natural language processing and understanding to automate engagements with conversational interfaces that respond instantly, improve user satisfaction and increase business efficiency.

data science

The Oracle Data Science Cloud Service enables data science teams to easily organize their work, access data and computing resources, and create, train, deploy, and manage models in the Oracle Cloud. The platform makes teams more productive and allows them to implement more work faster to power their organizations with machine learning.

Blockchain Platform

A comprehensive, distributed cloud logs platform to provision blockchain networks, join other organizations, and implement and execute smart contracts to update and query the ledger. Reliably share data and securely transact with vendors, banks and other trading partners by integrating with new or existing cloud-based or on-premise applications.

Oracle Content and Experience

Oracle Content and Experience is a centralized platform for all of your digital assets that lets you deliver exceptional channel-independent interactions. This agile asset hub leverages AI and machine learning to help users create experiences that can respond to all combinations of audience profiles and intentions. It supports all types of content and offers features intuitive enough to be fully executed at the business level.

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