Oracle is now integrating ServiceNow into its cloud computing platform. What does this mean for organizations? It means that they can easily get rid of their software installation and maintenance costs. Now, all they will have to worry about is how they will pay for their Oracle servers.
Oracle is one of the most widely used software applications, especially in the enterprise sector. However, it is costly in terms of license fees. This is because an individual enterprise usually requires access to Oracle on a specific server for its cloud computing requirements. Now with ServiceNow, all one needs is an Internet connection and a browser-based command line interface (CLI).
Oracle servers are usually costly because of the licensing fee attached to each user. However, if a business only requires minimal computing resources and uses the cloud for data storage, it is possible to use the Oracle data retrieval system without paying for a license every month. Through the Oracle Enterprise Manager, a business can configure the Oracle environment before it starts using it. The main advantages of using the Oracle environment from the cloud are cost savings, more security, easier availability of data, and faster deployment. With the ServiceNow setup, an organization will be able to make use of all of these benefits without having to shell out a large amount of money for purchasing Oracle servers.
Oracle integration into the cloud is not the first time that an organization has made such a move. However, it is the first time that Oracle has made this sort of arrangement. It is now working closely with the other major players in the field, such as IBM, to see how their systems can be integrated into the Cloud. In fact, this is contributing its own open source software development kit to the project. This is another step forward toward making Oracle more readily available to the cloud community.
Oracle’s decision to incorporate ServiceNow in its cloud computing offering follows rapidly upon the release of Oracle 10g, which supports web-based applications called Websockets. Web-based applications allow users to access databases and other information stored on the company’s data servers without having to run a server in their own premises. These applications make it possible for companies to take advantage of their own IT resources, while leveraging the cloud computing infrastructure. Because it does not need to purchase its own hardware and software licenses, Oracle can save a considerable amount of money on licensing expenses every month.
By migrating software applications and data from one location on the company’s premises to the Oracle Data Servers located in the clouds, a company can greatly reduce its IT expenses. Cloud computing allows users to pay only for the resources they use. The cost savings result from this process are particularly attractive to smaller organizations that have limited budgets. With the addition of Oracle to the Cloud, users will also be provided with a familiar environment to work in. A customer can develop applications on the cloud before deploying them to the company’s data servers, significantly reducing development and deployment costs.
This is committed to providing customers with the latest technology solutions. It is making these technologies available in the form of the Cloud Collections. The company is working closely with the Apache, JBoss, IBM IOS and MySQL consortiums to integrate Enterprise Manager into the Cloud and is releasing an open source project named Hadoop. This software stack will enable distributed application developers to rapidly create high-throughput and scalability solutions for mobile devices. Oracle is also developing applications for the Spark cluster on the Apache Hadoop community.
Companies that are interested in adopting enterprise software should review their options carefully. Oracle’s support for the Cloud and Web volumes via ServiceNow is a major step forward in expanding the use of this software across multiple verticals. Oracle’s commitment to open source will enable customers to take full advantage of its robust software and solutions. Organizations that move their entire business into the cloud will have no limits as far as choice and flexibility with Oracle.