You had to be hiding under a rock (with no cell or internet service) to miss out on the fact that Oracle was trumpeting cloud messages throughout OpenWorld. Far too much news for one person to track. So I'd like to approach discussing this in a very different way.
Today, I'm simply putting up a link to the best Oracle press release on recent cloud announcements. The release touts the six new platform services for Oracle Cloud. You can find it here. This is the "sneak peek", made especially for those of you who think I'm too slow about writing things. Heck, I'm much faster than George RR Martin, but anything to keep ya'all happy...
UPDATE: So the highlights for me all have to do with PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service)...30,000 devices, 400 pedabytes of storage, 19 data centers around the globe...whew.
I had the opportunity to work hands-on with the Mobile Cloud, which puts development, deployment and administration onto one user interface (yup, it's the Oracle Alta UI). Built a mobile app in about 30 minutes. More on that in a subsequent post.
The Integration Cloud also looks exciting. Yes, there are other integration service providers (Boomi comes immediately to mind), but working on integration of Oracle products on an Oracle platform offers some pretty unique possibilities.
The Process Cloud looks promising, especially if we will eventually be able to extend Oracle packaged applications with custom, cloud-based business processes.
Those are my big three highlights. How about you?