Oracle services help enterprises mix cloud and on-premises software

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Katherine Noyes.

For all the talk about cloud computing, it's a rare enterprise that doesn't still use at least some on-premises software. With that reality in mind, Oracle on Monday rolled out two new services designed to help companies integrate the diverse pieces of those mixed environments.

Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service are both new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration, the database giant's suite of services aimed at helping users integrate on-premises and cloud applications. Built on Oracle's SOA Suite, which taps the concepts of service-oriented architecture, Oracle SOA Cloud Service provides easy provisioning, simplified management, automated upgrades and the ability to easily scale out, Oracle said...

The result is that integration developers can quickly develop and deploy APIs and integration projects, it said. With a deployment portability feature, Oracle SOA Cloud Service also supports hybrid integration, enabling users to migrate their integration platform from the cloud to on-premises and back again as business requirements change...

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