Oracle ventures into public cloud space with ‘Oracle Cloud’

On Wednesday, June 6, Oracle marked its foray into the public cloud arena, with CEO Larry Ellison unveiling the fully-fledged cloud solution dubbed `Oracle Cloud.'

It was at Oracle's California headquarters that Oracle Cloud - a venture which was previously called `Project Fusion' - was introduced by Ellison, who said that the company was planning to distribute over 100 business software applications over the Internet rather than selling them as products which require installation on individual office computers.

Revealing that Oracle Cloud will run on the Oracle Databases - Exadata and Exalogic -, Ellison said that Oracle Cloud will be rolled out with more than 100 standards-based, enterprise-grade applications for database-dedicated services, Java developers, mobile, analytics, and others.

According to the details shared by Ellison, the industry standards with which Oracle Cloud will be rolled out will include SQL, Java, and HTML5; with the company's cloud solution essentially being almost everything the customers would need included with services for platform, application, custom infrastructure, and social.

Touting Oracle Cloud as the "most comprehensive cloud on planet Earth," Ellison said: "Your cloud data is not co-mingled with other customers' data. It's a big difference between our cloud and other clouds provided in the market."

Ellison emphasized that customer freedom was another key element of Oracle Cloud, which he said was "kind of similar to Amazon" in the sense that both the products "respond to capacity on-demand."