Posted On: October 08, 2019
Topic: ERP Application Management
This year #OOW19 and #CodeOne had a different color and feel, with lots of exciting announcements from Larry.
Here are my top 5 key takeaway items from OOW19.
This is a welcome announcement and I think there will be a lot of developers and administrators making use of this tier. If you do not have Oracle cloud account, you still need to sign up for the 30-day Cloud Trial and create your cloud account. When creating new instances in OCI, you can indicate that you want to use the Always Free tier. The Always Free resources are available as long as you want with no time constraints—subject only to the capacity limits noted. When your 30-day trial period for the expanded set of services ends, you can continue using Always Free services with no interruption. Following are the Always Free services.
There are no SLAs associated with the Always Free tier, what else would you expect.
Oracle database non-container architecture has been deprecated since Oracle 12.2 version. From Oracle 20c onwards, only the container architecture will be supported. The traditional non-container databases are not supported in 20c.
Since a new version is coming out every year, Oracle’s release roadmap introduced two types of annual releases. Interim releases (20c, 21c) are supported for 2 (or 3) years - only premium support, no extended support. Long-term releases (19c, 22c) have 4 years of premium support and and 2+ years extended support.
If you are running 11.x, 12.x release of databases, consider upgrading to 19c. 19c is the long-term support release of 12.x family. 19c has premium support till March 2023 and extened support (additional $) till March 2026. Unless 20c and 21c has a feature that you must absolutely have, there is no reason to upgrade to 20c or 21c because those releases are short lived. So, once you upgrade to 19c now, you have until 2022/2023 to upgrade to 22c.
E-Business Suite announced its support on Oracle Database 19c, with container architecture.
With non-container databases going away, another welcome announcement is the ability to create three PDBs in a container database without paying additional multitenant license. Three PDBs are included in all editions of Oracle Database 19c and higher. This announcement would make many organizations to consider to move to the CDB architecture. If you create 4 or more PDBs within one container database, you will need a Multitenant license. CDB has many administration benefits.
After Autonomous Database, now it is the autonomous operating system. Oracle Autnomous Linux does the following automagically.
Autonomous Linux uses the Ksplice technology to apply patches while the system is running. Autonomous Linux is 100% compatible with IBM RedHat, thus customers can migrate their RHEL workloads to Oracle Autonomous Linux without any modification. Oracle Autonomous Linux is included free with Oracle Cloud.
OS Management Service, via the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console or APIs, and resource governance policies, enables you to automate capabilities that will execute common management tasks for Linux systems, including patch and package management, security and compliance reporting, and configuration management.
The Oracle OCI & Microsoft Azure partnership had few key announcements. More datacenters will be have the connectivity in 2020. It was great to know that the latency between app running on Azure VM and Database on OCI is around 4ms. I saw a demo of creating the interconnect between Azure and OCI. It looks pretty straightforward and easy from either side. Oracle Apps (EBS, JDE, etc) will be certified when run on Azure in a cross-cloud config.
The partnership roadmap includes:
The partnership with VMWare was a surprise but very welcome announcement. The partnership will help customers easily migrate VMware vSphere workloads to Oracle's Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure (expected to go live in Q42019). With this announcement, Oracle becomes a partner in the VMware Cloud Provider Program and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution will be sold by Oracle and its partners. The solution will be based on VMware Cloud Foundation and will deliver a full stack software-defined data center (SDDC) including VMware vSphere, NSX, and vSAN. Oracle will also provide technical support for its software running in VMware environments in customer on-premise datacenters and Oracle-certified cloud environments.
Talking about partnerships, Oracle Marketplace will soon have option to pay for third party product licenses that are sold on Marketplace. Customers will be able to pay for third party applications using the Oracle Universal Credits. This will consolidate billing for the customer, which include Oracle services plus third party services.
Oracle Autnonomous Database and Oracle Autonomous Linux use advanced machine learning (ML) and autonomous capabilities to deliver cost savings, security, and availability and free up critical IT resources to tackle more strategic initiatives. The system delivers automated patching, updates, and tuning without human intervention. Machine learning is key in all Oracle innovations.
Oracle is also developing several products where end-users can benefit from Machine Learning algorithms without knowing too much about the ML internals or data complications. The Oracle Machine Learning notebook and Oracle Analytics Cloud are poised to be great analytics tools for the business.
The AutoML product which is coming soon is very exciting. AutoML helps to automatically build and compare machine learning models. Here are few highlights from Charlie Berger presentation.
Here are a few other items that caught my interest (many are not available now, but in the roadmap for Q42019 and Q12020).
This year Open World had more technical content than previous years. I was happy to have two of my abstracts accepted for the event. You may download the presenations from OOW Content Catalog.
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