Five Benefits of Oracle PaaS

PaaS, the popular “Platform as a Service” cloud solution that’s driving fast innovation across modern enterprises, is starting to move beyond its traditional development and testing uses. These days, PaaS is flowing into more mainstream, enterprise-wide usage that streamlines operations and improves decision making. If you’re curious about how you can extend your PaaS usage at your company, or if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the vast ocean of PaaS possibilities, this brief article should help kickstart your planning, so you can make the most of PaaS and decide if Oracle PaaS is right for your needs.

Let’s dive in.

 

What’s the Difference between PaaS and Oracle PaaS?

If you aren’t yet familiar with Oracle PaaS, but your enterprise is running Oracle solutions, the difference between PaaS and Oracle PaaS is an important distinction to make.

In a nutshell:

  • “PaaS” refers to any Platform as a Service offering from any vendor, which means it can vary in quality, performance, and extensibility, and must be chosen carefully, in order to avoid integration issues that can undermine system stability.
  • “Oracle PaaS” refers to the specific PaaS solution that’s engineered and supported by Oracle and Oracle Cloud consultants, such as Centroid. Since Oracle PaaS is an Oracle product, it offers the high quality and performance Oracle has built their reputation on, and it’s fully streamlined and stable with both on-premises and cloud-based Oracle products and solutions. In addition, Oracle PaaS supports non-Oracle workloads and can transition easily between public (shared) cloud and Cloud at Customer deployments (secured behind your firewall).

In this article, I’ll discuss emerging opportunities and benefits for Oracle PaaS users specifically, though some of the more general capabilities I mention may be shared by other PaaS vendors.

What Are the 5 Benefits of Oracle PaaS?

I may as well come out and say it right now: it was hard to limit this list to only five benefits, but my marketing team assured me that no one would read a list of “1,028 Benefits of Oracle PaaS.” (They said it was “too many,” but I disagree. I think listing 1,028 benefits is really only the start of what Oracle PaaS can do for modern enterprises!)

Either way, I trust my marketing team, so here are the five I decided to focus on. Feel free to contact me, if you’re curious to find out more.

Oracle PaaS:

  1. Speeds Development

    As I mentioned earlier, most enterprises are currently using PaaS to speed up development timelines and drive additional innovation. PaaS helps with this because it offers fast and easy resource self-provisioning that can be set up in minutes to get development teams moving instantly, and it also promotes global collaboration by simplifying the process of setting up development platforms anywhere in the world, effortlessly.

  1. Mitigates Risk

    In addition to development, enterprises rely on PaaS for testing, including testing upgrade compatibility before deploying in a production environment. However, flexible PaaS capabilities are now empowering companies to set up fully replicated, real-time environments that provide seamless failover in the event of a disaster or service interruption. Plus, since Oracle PaaS integrates with cutting-edge AI and machine learning technologies, it can also deliver predictive threat analytics that help your enterprise identify and respond to a threat before it has the chance to do any damage.

  1. Improves Insight and Decision Making

    As a fully integrated platform that connects to both on-premises and cloud-based solutions, and also connects to wide-ranging data from IoT (internet of things) devices, Hadoop, mobile devices, and more; Oracle PaaS can act as the linchpin that brings your entire organization together under a single analytics engine. This integration helps you gain truly comprehensive, 360-degree insight into all your operations and processes, as well as industry trends, so you can act fast when an opportunity arises.

  1. Eases Cloud Migration

    Chances are, you’re already planning your migration to the cloud within the next few years, and if so, you’ve probably started moving applications and workloads to the cloud in bits and pieces, instead of in one big bang. Since I’ve been working with the cloud for many, many years now, this suggests two things to me:

  • You need to integrate your on-premises and cloud systems to share data, so that you don’t end up with impenetrable data silos that slow your growth during your transition process; and
  • Your system probably requires a custom-architectured environment to run on in the cloud, so that your migration is as fast, easy, and agile as possible. (i.e. you’ll be in an IaaS environment soon.)

    Oracle PaaS helps with both of these scenarios by connecting up disparate data flexibly between the cloud and on-premises solutions, which will ease your transition as you move more and more of your solutions over to the cloud – and will turbocharge your cloud environment when your migration is complete.

  1. Reduces Long-Term IT Costs

    The same cost-saving conveniences in the rest of the cloud are also present in PaaS deployments, including lowered CapEx, full elasticity, less need for in-house infrastructure management resources, and a reduced IT footprint. In addition, Oracle PaaS also offers your company the freedom to try out new technologies at will, including IoT, big data analytics, mobility, containers, and more, because trying out cutting-edge tech won’t require a hefty upfront investment – it’ll simply take some fast provisioning and open-minded curiosity. When you have the freedom to find out which emerging technologies provide value to your enterprise, your investigations are likely to result in long-term agility and cost savings.

 

Find Out More About Oracle PaaS When You Ask the Cloud Experts

As I said earlier, this is only a very small selection of the many benefits that Oracle PaaS offers modern enterprises.

At Centroid, we’ve been working with cloud since it’s existed, and we’ve been supporting and implementing Oracle solutions for more than 20 years. Over that time, we’ve helped set up a wide range of PaaS capabilities and integrations, including the largest Oracle PaaS / IaaS implementation to date, so if you’re looking for PaaS inspiration or suggestions, the Centroid team can help.

 

Contact Centroid to learn more about Oracle PaaS, so you can start setting up your business for long-term cloud success.