Larry Ellison, chairman and co-founder of Oracle unveiled what he calls “world’s first automated enterprise cloud application upgrade product” recently in a media event. The product will enable its customers to migrate applications to a cloud. The product named “Oracle Soar” will reduce time and cost of cloud migration by up to 30%. During the launch event, Ellison said, “We've made it much easier for you to move from an on-premises ERP system into the cloud.”
“And once you're in the cloud, that's the last upgrade you will ever have to do—because after that, all the cloud upgrades are on us, and they're all done 100 percent automatically,” he said. The advantage of cloud computing is that it would enable the users to go hands-free when it comes to making upgrades. Larry says once you’ve migrated to the cloud all the upgrades a customer may need will be automated.
The new “Soar to the cloud” solution enables customers with applications running on Oracle premises to upgrade to Oracle Cloud Applications in as little as 20 weeks. “It's now easier to move from Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Fusion ERP in the cloud than it is to upgrade from one version of E-Business Suite to another,” said Ellison. “A lot of tedious transitions that people once did manually are now automated. If you choose Oracle Soar, it will be the last upgrade you'll ever do.”
Oracle has simplified the process of making upgrades. The customers instead of going through the long process of upgrading the resources themselves can just move from its Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Fusion ERP in the cloud and the upgrades will happen automatically. It has made it faster and simpler for customers to upgrade to newer versions within the E-Business Suite itself. Through an intuitive mobile application, the customers can track the upgrades that are being made to their data on the cloud.
Addressing the security-related concerns Larry said “In terms of platform security, all Fusion apps run on Oracle Database. There is automated threat detection and remediation and the database can patch itself while running with no delay waiting for human intervention or a downtime window.” All Fusion Apps run directly on Oracle Database which is enabled with automated threat detection. There will be no need for human intervention as the database is capable of fixing such issues itself. Oracle has been trying to become customer-centric in the past few years. This launch certainly takes them a little bit closer to reaching that goal.