Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides many benefits for organizations of all sizes. Perhaps the most significant benefits are its scalability and native features for developing and deploying the applications. It can scale up or down to meet the changing needs of your business, making it a very cost-effective solution.
In addition, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is highly secure and reliable, making it an ideal platform for mission-critical applications and data. Finally, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a rich set of features and capabilities that can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs. IQST offers world class OCI Architect Associate online training demo sessions for free; please join us here.
Some of the key benefits of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure include:
Scalability: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can scale up or down to meet the changing needs of your business, making it a very cost-effective solution.
Security and reliability: It is highly secure and reliable, making it an ideal platform for mission-critical applications and data.
Rich set of features and capabilities: Oracle offers a rich set of features and capabilities that can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs.
Flexibility: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is highly flexible, allowing you to deploy your applications and workloads in the way that best meets your business needs.
Easy to use: It is easy to use, with a simple, intuitive interface that makes it easy to get started quickly.
If you’re looking for a cloud infrastructure solution that can provide all these benefits and more, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the right choice.
Top Services Provided by Oracle Cloud
There are a variety of services that Oracle Cloud provides. These services can be grouped into the following categories:
- Compute and Storage Services
- Database Services
- Networking Services
- Security Services
- Development and Management Tools
- Business Applications
- Serverless Functions
- OKE for containerization
- Data and AI/ML
- Logging and Monitoring
Compute, and storage services are the foundation of Oracle Cloud.
These services provide the compute power and storage needed to run your applications.
Database services provide the database engines needed to store and manage your data. Oracle Cloud offers a variety of database engines, including Oracle Database, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Networking services provide the networking infrastructure needed to connect your applications to the internet. Oracle Cloud offers a variety of networking options, including virtual private clouds, load balancers, and content delivery networks.
Development and management tools help you develop and manage your applications. It offers a variety of tools, including a Java development environment, a cloud management console, and a command-line interface.
Business applications are ready-to-use solutions that can be deployed in the cloud. It offers a variety of business applications, including customer relationship management (CRM), human capital management (HCM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
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Oracle Autonomous Database
Self-driving databases are the future of database management. Oracle Autonomous Database (OAD) is a fully automated, self-managing database service that eliminates many of the tedious and time-consuming tasks of traditional database management, such as provisioning, monitoring, backup, tuning, and optimization.
This doesn’t mean that the role of DBAs is completely eliminated. They still need to manage some database tasks like connecting apps to the database. With OAD, you can focus on more important tasks and leave the routine maintenance to the database.
Oracle Autonomous Database is a self-securing database that can protect itself against malicious internal users and external attacks.
Big organizations can leverage OADs to minimize increasing security concerns about unencrypted or unpatched databases. Self-securing features of OAD make it an attractive option for organizations looking to improve their database security posture.
Oracle Autonomous Database is a self-repairing database that can rapidly and automatically recover from outages without downtime. This makes it an ideal choice for mission-critical applications that require high availability. self-preventative protection mechanisms against planned/unplanned downtimes.
You can quickly and automatically recover from outages with no downtimes. Oracle Autonomous Database is also easy to use and manage, so you can focus on your business goals instead of managing complex infrastructure.
Oracle Autonomous Database Components
Oracle Autonomous Database is a self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing cloud database service that offers the benefits of the public cloud with the added security and performance of on-premises databases. The key components of Oracle Autonomous Database include:
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): The foundation for Oracle’s cloud services, OCI provides the compute, storage, and networking resources that power Oracle’s public cloud.
Oracle Database: The database is the foundation for Oracle Autonomous Database.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM): ASM is a key component of the Oracle Autonomous Database that provides automated storage provisioning, data protection, and performance optimization.
Oracle Text: Oracle Text is a component of the Oracle Autonomous Database that provides indexing and search capabilities for text-based content.
Oracle XML DB: Oracle XML DB is a component of the Oracle Autonomous Database that enables the storage, retrieval, and manipulation of XML data.
In addition to these key components, Oracle Autonomous Database also includes a number of management tools and services that make it easy to provision, monitor, and manage your database in the cloud.
Key Concepts/Terminology of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
In order to best utilize and understand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), it is important to be familiar with some key concepts and terminology. This will give you a better foundation for building your OCI knowledge.
Regions and Availability Domains:
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is divided into regions, which are collections of data centers located in specific geographic areas. Each region contains multiple isolated locations called availability domains. An availability domain is a single failure-isolated unit of a data center.
Each region contains at least three availability domains. Resources created in one region or availability domain can be accessed from any other region or availability domain, but they remain isolated from resources in other regions’ availabilitydomains.
Bare Metal Host:
A bare metal host is a single-tenant server with no virtualization layer. This provides you with full control of the server and its resources, and you can install any operating system and applications you need.
In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a compartment is a logical container for resources you can access using your user credentials. A compartment can contain any combination of other compartments and resources. All new accounts have a root compartment, which contains all the resources in the account.
You can use compartments to organize your resources logically, for example, by application, cost center, or owner. For more information about compartments, see Managing Compartments and Policies.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage enables you to store and retrieve your data in the cloud. It is a highly scalable, reliable, and cost-effective storage solution that is designed for durability and security. Object Storage supports both standard and Archive storage tiers, which allows you to optimize performance and costs by storing data in the appropriate tier.
Oracle Cloud Identifier (OCID):
Every resource in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has an OCID. An OCID uniquely identifies a resource within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can find its OCID in the response when you create a resource. You need the OCID when you want to:
- Modify or delete the resource
- Get information about the resource
These are just some of the key concepts and terminology associated with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. For more information, please visit the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.