Oracle Cloud Day 2017 (Minneapolis) was held on January 24th. Great seminar sponsored by Oracle and a couple of their partners. Slides for the presentation can be found at
Below are a few notes I took during a particular session.
Oracle Keynote: Strategy and Vision for the Journey to Cloud
John Dolan – Solution Specialist Director, Oracle
Evolution of Enterprise Applications
- Client Server
- Web – three tier applications
- CORBA; Web Services
- Cloud applications (Docker, container managed services)
SaaS – PaaS, Mobile App Dev – Content and Process – Digital Engagement – Cloud Platform
If an application is missing mobility (if data is not available to customer), then we have work to do.
Capacity on Demand – Extends a data center
Move out of traditional data center – DEV and TEST in cloud (underutilized resources), production still on premises.
Oracle – embracing Relational Database, NoSQL, Hadoop
Hardware point of view – don’t want capital cost to extend capacity.
We need more empathy in IT industry – understand business needs and IT capabilities.
Oracle SaaS – Engagement, Experience, Efficiency and Empowerment
Best of Breed (from 1990s / early 2000s) – Buy the best products/industry leading applications where available. This approach led to lots of systems integration. This approach also leads to problems if one system was upgraded, and that upgrade was incapable with another system.
The goal of Cloud application is to create superior user experience than existing application, not to only rewrite existing functionality.
PaaS – Integrate & Extend, Develop & Deploy, Connect & Share, Discover & Visualize and Manage & Secure
Data Management – (not just a database)
Run same applications in cloud, underlying data management is same
Question many IT organizations face: How to move terabytes of data into cloud?
Oracle IaaS – Seemless Migration, Predictable Performance, Scalable & Dedicated Resources, Accelerated Deployments and Secure Connections
Cloud Pricing Model
- Use more – pay more
- Use less – pay less
Oracle Networking, Compute and Storage – Better, faster, cheaper hardware to build on – technology that wasn’t available 10 years ago
“Better performance, better reliability if you are willing to spend less money” – Larry Elison
Oracle owns the entire stack – hardware, o/s, software, db, apps
Cloud at Customer Model is a software product that runs an Oracle cloud piece to run behind company’s firewall. Deployed on customer’s premises “Our cloud deployed in your data center”
Biggest impediment to moving to cloud
- Five years ago – Security
- Now – Lack of resources and expertise has replaced security as the #1 cloud challenge
What relieved companies concerns regarding Cloud security?
1. Data Breaches – Some companies found out they were not very good at security themselves.
2. Cloud providers focus on security – products to protect the network, analytics to monitor the network, etc.
Industry Keynote: Disrupting Digital Business: Cloud in a Post-Sale, On-Demand, Attention Economy
Ray Wang – Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research
We are living in a Post-Sale, On-Demand, Attention economy
Consumers are increasing choosing “access” over “ownership”. For example, a consumer deciding to go with Netflix subscription instead of buying DVDs.
Incremental Innovation example – Sony Walkman
Product Increment (Innovation) – was to add a second cassette player the Sony Walkman
Transformational Innovation disrupts markets – Apple iPod
iPod – $7/$14(?) for a good song on CD , $0.99 for one song on iPod
When a new product add services, it can affect other markets
Companies compete for consumer’s experiences
In some cases – Companies giving products away so they can sell services
“Design thinking inspired by user experience”
Diversity of thought – unlocks innovation
Big data – many IT organizations don’t need more data
Many IT organizations need to move from using data they have to making better business decisions
Don’t want more data – want better decisions
Future of big data business models built on insight
Purpose of Artificial Intelligence is about outcomes – not about algorithms
Digital proficiency – How well you know technology and what you are comfortable with.
Digital natives, Digital immigrant, Digital Voyeurs, Digital Holdouts, Digitally Disengaged…
Implementation faster, always on compute power
Security across the stack
Five points of entry to the cloud
Workloads, enterprise, SaaS apps, hybrid cloud, innovate with the cloud
“Digital Darwinism is unkind to those who wait.”
Tack Keynote – Creating a platform for Change
Ben Swenka – Oracle
“When you are finish changing, you are finished” – Ben Franklin
Connected and engaging experiences
Data taking action faster
Change – Leapfrog into future, don’t just replace
If you can’t measure what you have now – you won’t be able to judge success in the future.
Develop and run
Analyze and Act
Fail Fast – Don’t have goal of failing, just want to find out if some concept or prototype is not working sooner than later.
Part of innovation is to try new things. Some things work, some things fail. Find something that works with customers/organizations.
Application Builder Cloud Service
Oracle 12C Release 2 Features
Integrate Application, Data and Things
Connect – APIs, Apps
Streamline – Automate appropriate workflow
Crowdsource – Recipes for business, self-service
Engage, Create, Execute and Analyze – Demo and Receive Feedback are part of customer engagement
Virtual Assistant (Chatbots) Platform
Requirement for better Analytics
- Customers want to customize own reports
- Analyze large amounts of data
Big Data Discovery Cloud Service
Built on Apache Spark
Security and Management – Discover, simplify, harden and mitigate
Move Any and All Workloads to the Cloud
Ben Swenka – Oracle
Only 6% of workloads have been moved to a Cloud platform
- Range of Elastic Components (Docker, Containers)
- Secure, High Performance, Flexible Network
- High Performance Storage
- Pay by hour
- Approval and server communication with each other
Scale business accelerate Cloud transformation
Performance – Compute, predictable and storage
Reliability – High availability building blocks
Security and governance
Governance and Auditability
Choice – Range of compute options
Oracle Ravello Cloud Service
Cloud based consumption model
Sign up for a free trail:
Transforming Data Management in the Cloud
Sachin Sathaye – Oracle
Big Data SQL – Container model to run one query across any NoSQL, Relational Database and Big Data platforms
Complexity prevents movement to a Cloud platform
- Data Conversion
- Dev and Testing
Automated movement of applications and data into Cloud
Can you move workload to different databases?
- Increase Efficiency
- Increase Agility
- Elastic Scaling
Pay up front model – Peak Capacity
Container Database (CDB)
Virtualized Database into container databases
Sharding – Large table means high computing to query/update
Massive databases farmed out to smaller databases
Pay-as-you-go or subscription model
Exadata Express Cloud Services
Soiun (sp?) – Oracle Cloud Machine
Modernized your Cloud on-premise integration
Integration Bridge – Pictures of bad bridges
Robots building bridge in Europe (like a 3d printer)?
Four Reasons for Cloud Platforms
- Designed for complexity
- No application awareness
- No prebuilt integration
- Deployment lock-in
IoT – Devices connected to share information
Organize and integrate
LOB – Line Of Business
Cloud Security – Now a reason to move to the Cloud
Manual processes – Too many alerts, no context
Static protection – not adaptive
Focused on perimeter – not external pain apps
Users are the new “perimeter” in security – mobile devices give their username’s access to network
Intelligent SOX (?)
Predict – something happens, what is likely to follow
Detect – Listening
Users, network and context
Security Cloud Services
Faster time to value
Cloud Security: Now a Reason to Move to the Cloud
Evolving Security landscape
“Wire cutters are the most secure tool for a network” – just not practical now days.
Trust AND verify
- Without transparency we cannot verify
- Without verification, we cannot trust
Data is most important asset – If stolen, may become a liability