Oracle continues to expand its distributed cloud offerings to meet organizations’ diverse needs and the growing worldwide demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services. OCI has expanded its distributed cloud services to include Oracle Database@Azure and MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse on AWS. This enables organizations to deploy cloud services in various locations, while fulfilling data privacy, data sovereignty, and low latency requirements. Furthermore, they can leverage more than 100 services that can handle any workload. Oracle’s distributed cloud strategy has been effective and they have recently announced that there will be more global partner adoption of Oracle Alloy.
“OCI’s distributed cloud is designed to give customers as much choice as possible in where and how they deploy cloud services without sacrificing performance, scale, and availability,” said Karan Batta, senior vice president, of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “The modern-day cloud must be more distributed and more flexible than ever. With Oracle database services running on OCI and deployed in Microsoft Azure datacenters customers gain more flexibility on where they run their workloads.”
Oracle Database@Azure Delivers Direct Access to Oracle Database Services Running on OCI in Microsoft Azure
With the introduction of Oracle Database@Azure, customers now have direct access to Oracle database services hosted on OCI within Microsoft Azure datacenters. Oracle Database@Azure offers the same level of performance, scalability, and availability as Oracle Database on OCI. This integration offers customers greater flexibility in choosing their workload deployment locations and streamlines cloud procurement and management for both Oracle Database and Azure services.
MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse Now Available on AWS
With the addition of the Lakehouse capability in MySQL HeatWave, AWS customers can now run transaction processing, real-time analytics across data warehouses and data lakes, and machine learning in one cloud database service. They can replace five AWS services with one, reducing complexity and obtaining the best price performance in the industry for analytics.
HeatWave Lakehouse on AWS empowers AWS customers to query vast amounts of data stored in Amazon S3 object storage, encompassing multiple file formats such as CSV, Parquet, and Avro. Importantly, it allows for querying data from other databases without the need to duplicate S3 data into the database. The HeatWave engine handles all query processing, making it a versatile solution for both non-MySQL and MySQL-compatible workloads. This seamless integration allows customers to maintain their existing AWS applications without costly data egress fees. Furthermore, HeatWave Lakehouse supports AutoML capabilities, enabling automatic machine learning model training, inference, and analysis on S3-stored files, all accessible through the interactive MySQL HeatWave console. Limited availability of MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse on AWS is now accessible to customers
Oracle Alloy helps partners generate new business opportunities while operating locally
Now available to be ordered globally, Oracle Alloy, an award-winning cloud infrastructure platform, enables service providers, integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), and other organizations to capitalize on the unprecedented business and new growth opportunities of the cloud. Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading global provider of consulting services and system solutions, has selected Alloy to help its customers move to the cloud faster and more securely.
NRI plans to expand its cloud business by utilizing Alloy, which offers over 100 OCI services. By incorporating OCI services into their own datacenter, NRI can assist customers in transitioning their systems to the cloud while taking advantage of its compliance, governance, and security features. Moreover, Alloy allows NRI customers to integrate their systems with NRI’s financial cloud applications and services, as well as use a cloud platform that adheres to strict customer requirements such as financial governance and digital sovereignty. NRI intends to install Oracle Alloy in their Tokyo and Osaka data centers, and three of their most critical applications (BESTWAY, T-STAR, and THE STAR) already run on OCI Dedicated Region.
“We were one of the first organizations to adopt OCI Dedicated Region. Running all three of our key financial applications in an OCI Dedicated Region has enabled us to accelerate business growth and we are now ready to take the next step in our journey with Oracle to help our customers gain the benefits of the cloud via OCI,” said Shigekazu Ohmoto, senior corporate managing director, Nomura Research Institute. “With Oracle Alloy, we will be able to provide new, customized cloud services and help our customers move their systems to the cloud and modernize them using the latest OCI services and technology, such as AI. In addition, we will be able to help them integrate their systems with our SaaS applications. This will further benefit the growth of our business while also contributing to the success of our customers.”