Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Monthly Update August 2022

O&M APM Synthetic Monitoring Enhancements

A new release is available with the following Synthetic Monitoring features. You can now:

  • Schedule the monitor run sequentially on each vantage point using the Round Robin option when creating a monitor. Previously, you could only run the monitor simultaneously on all selected vantage points. In addition, you can now use the Batched Round Robin option to schedule the monitor run sequentially on batches of vantage points. For more information, see Create a Monitor.
  • Use the Run Now option in the Actions menu on the Monitors page to run the monitor immediately instead of waiting for the next scheduled monitor run. For more information, see Create a Monitor.
  • Add a custom screenshot command to a .side script to capture custom (on-demand) screenshots at a particular instance in the script. You can also view and download custom screenshots similar to the functionality available for standard screenshots. For more information, see Create a Script.

Java Management 5.0 is Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that Java Management 5.0 is available. With this release, JMS has introduced the following capabilities:

  • Install a new Java runtime on any managed systems within a fleet
  • Simplify the installation of the Management agent using installation script
  • Support for unlimited management key installation without expiration

For more information about Java Management, see the Java Management user documentation.

Integration 3

For information about Integration 3 releases, see What’s New and Known Issues.

CLI, SDKs, and REST APIs now available for OCI Search Service with OpenSearch

The CLI, SDKs, and REST APIs are now available for OCI Search Service with OpenSearch.

For more information, see:

New Languages Supported for Speech

The following new languages are supported with this release:

  • English-Great Britain
  • English-Australia
  • English-India
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Hindi

Optimizer Statistics Monitoring in Database Management

You can now monitor the optimizer statistics for a Managed Database, analyze the statistics collection tasks and Optimizer Statistics Advisor tasks, and implement Optimizer Statistics Advisor recommendations in Database Management. For more information, see Monitor and Analyze Optimizer Statistics.

New metrics added for GoldenGate service

New metrics were added for improved monitoring within the Oracle Cloud console. You can use per process metrics to create alarms for specific GoldenGate processes including extracts, replicats, distribution and receiver paths. Learn more.

Support for OCI ComputeO&M Operations Insights

Operations Insights Host Capacity Planning functionality now provides support for OCI Compute instances.

Operations Insights lets you view and analyze utilization trends for critical host resources such as CPU and memory. You can also analyze, compare, and contrast resource usage across hosts.

For more information, see Analyze Host Resources.

Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud : Availability of Child Tables

Table hierarchies (child tables) are available in the cloud. With the availability of table hierarchy, developers have additional flexibility when choosing the best data model to meet their business and application workload requirements. With child tables comes the ability to perform left outer join (nested table) queries.

Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud : Migrator updates

Enhanced the migrator do support importing files from DynamoDB. The process is simple, export your DynamoDB tables as JSON files to AWS S3, then grab those files and import them into Oracle NoSQL.

For more information refer OCI Documentation

Bare metal compute instances: reboot migration on demand and extend maintenance due date

When a bare metal instance is scheduled for reboot migration due to planned infrastructure maintenance, you can now proactively reboot migrate the instance before the maintenance due date.

You can also extend the maintenance due date for bare metal instances that are scheduled for reboot migration.

Single host SDDCs now available for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

You can now create a single host SDDC using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VMware Solution. You can use a single host SDDC as a lower-cost entry point, perform your testing and workload validation, and then later migrate to a full production deployment.

Other examples of single host SDDC use cases include:

  • Accelerated onboarding for proof-of-concept, or testing and development
  • Migration between on-premises and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VMware Solution using VMware HCX, VMware vMotion for live migration, and cold migration
  • Disaster Recovery Evaluation with VMware Site Recovery (SRM) optimized for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VMware Solution. (VMware SRM is purchased separately).

Single host SDDCs do not support production workloads.

For more information, see Setting Up a Single Host SDDC.

Cloud Shell now offers Private Access

Cloud Shell Private Access allows you to connect a Cloud Shell session to a private network so you can access resources in your private network without having the network traffic flow over public networks.

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For more information, see Cloud Shell Private Access.

MySQL HeatWave: Auto reload of data in HeatWave cluster after MySQL upgrade

HeatWave now automatically reloads data from MySQL InnoDB after MySQL node restarts due to maintenance upgrades or planned restarts. With auto-reload capability, you no longer need to take manual steps after maintenance or a restart operation – this reduces the operational overhead and improves service availability.

DevOps Facilitates Service Managed Build Runner Access to Private Resources

You can now connect to self-hosted repositories stored in Bitbucket Server and GitLab Server. You can connect to your private Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) to access the self-hosted repositories with only private IP from the Managed Build stage. During the build, the service-managed build runner facilitates the connection from the build stage to your tenancy subnet. For more information see, Creating External Connections.

Support for Code Editor

You can now use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Code Editor to create and update functions based on:
• template functions written in different languages
• existing function code in remote Git repositories
• sample functions supplied with Oracle Functions that provide useful functionality out-of-the-box

See Creating Functions Using Code Editor.

CSI volume plugin is initial default for clusters running Kubernetes version 1.24 (or later)

With the announcement of support for Kubernetes version 1.24, the initial default storage class set for new clusters created by Container Engine for Kubernetes has changed from oci to oci-bv. As a result, the default volume plugin used to connect new clusters running Kubernetes version 1.24 (or later) to volumes from the Block Volume service is now the the CSI volume plugin rather than the FlexVolume volume plugin.

Existing clusters running Kubernetes version 1.23 (or earlier), and clusters upgraded to Kubernetes version 1.24, are unaffected.

For more information, see Provisioning PVCs on the Block Volume Service.

MySQL AutoPilot: Auto Error Recovery from MySQL failure

With Auto Error Recovery, now when MySQL fails and restarts, the HeatWave cluster automatically restarts, identifies the tables which were loaded prior to the failure, and reloads those tables automatically from MySQL. This reduces intervention on part of the user and also improves service uptime.

Block Volume scheduled backup limited to one per volume per day

Block Volume runs only one scheduled backup per volume per day. If more than one backup is scheduled for a volume on a particular day, the service runs only one of them, using the following priority:

  1. Yearly
  2. Monthly
  3. Weekly
  4. Daily

For more information about scheduled volume backups, see Policy-Based Backups.

Support for Kubernetes version 1.24.1

Container Engine for Kubernetes now supports Kubernetes version 1.24.1, in addition to versions 1.23.4 and 1.22.5. Oracle recommends you upgrade your Kubernetes environment to version 1.24.1. For more information about Kubernetes 1.24.1, see the Kubernetes Changelog.

Code Editor is now available

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Code Editor provides a rich, in-console editing environment that enables you to edit code and update service workflows and scripts without having to switch between the Console and your local development environment. At launch, Code Editor provides plug-in support for Resource Manager, Functions, and Data Science, with support for more OCI services to follow.

For more information, see Working with Code Editor.

OCI now supports intra-VCN routing

OCI now supports intra-VCN routing, which creates local routes for each VCN CIDR in all VCN route tables, new and existing, and also supports ingress routing on internet gateways and NAT gateways. Intra-VCN routing allows you to specify a next-hop private IP address within a VCN for traffic destined to an IP address range that overlaps or is a subset of the VCN’s CIDR. This enables new security and network virtualization use cases.

Additional features for the DevOps deployment specification file

The following new capabilities have been added tothe deployment specification file that allow you to define how commands get executed for an instance group deployment:
1.   Vault variables: The value for vault variables is retrieved from the vault secret and made available as environment variables for all the steps inside the deployment specification file.
2.   Multiline command: Both single and multiple line commands are now supported. Multiline commands essentially work like a bash script.
3.   On failure support: To gracefully exit the deployment stage, you can now specify a list of steps that must be run on failure.
4.   Shell override at step level: The deployment spec allows the shell to be used at the deployment specification global level. This enhancement allows the value to be overridden at the ‘step’ level.

OCI now supports using multiple IPv6 prefixes

OCI now supports the use of multiple IPv6 prefixes within a VCN and subnet, and IPv6 addresses from different prefixes can be assigned to a VNIC. You can choose between receiving a /56 GUA prefix allocated from Oracle,assigning a prefix from a range you own and have imported via the BYOIP verification process, or specify a ULA prefix.

You may assign 3 total IPv6 prefixes per VCN and subnet, and assign IPv6 addresses from up to 3 prefixes to a VNIC.  Up to one Oracle-allocated GUA prefix may be assigned to each VCN and any combination up to 3 total GUA (Oracle-allocated 1 or BYOIPv6 GUAs) or ULA prefixes may be assigned to the VCN. 

Documentation for this support is in Overview of VCNs and Subnets, IPv6 Addresses, and Bring Your Own IP.

Accelerated Data Science 2.6.3 is released

The following changes were made in this version.

  • Added prepare_save_deploy() method to the GenericModel class. Now you can prepare model artifacts and deploy the model within one command.
  •  Added support for binary payloads in model deployment.
  • Updated AutoMLModel, GenericModelLightgbmModel, PyTorchModel, SklearnModelTensorflowModel, and XgboostModel classes to support binary payloads in model deployment.
  • To limit job runtime, added the with_maximum_runtime_in_minutes() method in the CondaRuntime, DataFlowNotebookRuntime, DataFlowRuntime, GitPythonRuntime, NotebookRuntime, and ScriptRuntime classes.
  • Deprecated the ads.dataflow.DataFlow class. Use the ads.jobs.DataFlow class instead.
  • The ads.jobs.DataFlow class supports published conda environments.

For more information, see Data ScienceADS SDK, and ocifs SDK. Take a look at our Data Science blog.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Monthly Update July 2022

Use GraalVM Enterprise in DevOps Build Pipelines

DevOps build pipelines enable you to use GraalVM Enterprise to build high-performance Java applications.

In the Managed Build stage, you can install and use GraalVM Enterprise components such as Native Image and Java Development Kit (JDK) by adding a simple YUM package manager command in your build specification file.

GraalVM Enterprise is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) at no additional cost.

Support for VCN-native pod networking

You can now provide pods with IP addresses from a VCN’s CIDR block using the OCI VCN-Native Pod Networking CNI plugin. The OCI VCN-Native Pod Networking CNI plugin enables other resources within the same subnet (or a different subnet) to communicate directly with pods in a Kubernetes cluster. Pod IP addresses are directly routable from within the VCN, from other VCNs connected (peered) to that VCN, from on-premise networks, and from the internet.

Since pods are directly routable, you can use ‘native’ VCN functionality to:

  • Control access to and from pods using security rules defined as part of network security groups or security lists. The security rules apply to all pods in all the worker nodes connected to the pod subnet specified for a node pool.
  • Observe the traffic to, from, and between pods using VCN flow logs for troubleshooting and compliance auditing purposes.
  • Route incoming requests to pods based on routing policies specified by routing rules and route tables.

For more information, see Using the OCI VCN-Native Pod Networking CNI plugin for pod networking.

MySQL Database Service: Point in Time Restore (PITR)

You can now restore a standalone MySQL DB system to a specific point in time by using the Point in Time Restore (PITR) feature.
With PITR enabled, the MySQL binary log is safely archived outside the DB system hosts, allowing you to achieve a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of approximately five minutes.
You can enable PITR in new or existing DB systems online without impacting the database operations.
For more information, see Restoring From a DB System.

Cloud Guard adds Log Insight Detector

Cloud Guard has added two new components that allow users to extend Cloud Guard functionality into log objects:

  • Data Sources allow Cloud Guard to define new sources of information that can be used to drive detections. See Setting Up Data Sources.
  • Log Insight Detector uses data source queries against these special data sources, to identify problems against monitored log objects, then surfacing the problems on the Cloud Guard Problems page. See Setting Up Log Insight Detector.

New region in Queretaro, Mexico

The Mexico Central (Queretaro) region is now available. The region identifier is mx-queretaro-1. The region key is QRO. This region has one availability domain. For information about regions, see Regions and Availability Domains. For instructions on how to subscribe to the new region, see Managing Regions.

Advanced BIOS settings for bare metal compute instances

When you create a bare metal compute instance, you can now configure advanced BIOS settings that let you optimize performance and reduce licensing costs. The following options are available:

  • Disable cores
  • Customize NUMA settings
  • Disable simultaneous multithreading
  • Enable or disable access control service
  • Enable or disable virtualization instructions
  • Enable or disable the input-output memory management unit (IOMMU)

For more information, see BIOS Settings for Bare Metal Instances.

Extend the reboot migration deadline for Compute VM instances scheduled for infrastructure maintenance

You can now extend the maintenance due date for Compute VM instances that are scheduled for reboot migration due to planned infrastructure maintenance. For more information, see Extending the Deadline for Reboot Migration.

New features added to Network Visualizer

Network Visualizer now allows you to export topology maps and a PDF with relevant resource information. You can also now see more types of resources, including mount targets and Kubernetes clusters. See the documentation for details.

Introducing Flexible Compute Shapes for Model Deployments

You can now use flexible compute shapes for model deployments. 

For APIs, see CreateModelDeployment, and ModelDeploymentInstanceShapeConfigDetails.
For more information, take a look at Data Science.

Media Flow service is now available

Media Flow is a fully managed service for processing media (video) source content, accessible using the Console, REST APIs, or CLI.

You can configure content processing workflows that can be used to process video source content. The processing includes, transcoding, thumbnail generation, ABR packaging, and integration with OCI AI Services such as Speech (for automatic transcription), Language (for NLP-based analysis of the transcript), and Vision (for object detection and text extraction).

Oracle Database Service for Azure

Oracle Database Service for Azure (ODSA) allows you to easily integrate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Database service into your Azure cloud environment. ODSA uses a service-based approach, and is an alternative to manually creating complex cross-cloud deployments for your application stacks. Use ODSA to deploy Exadata, Oracle Base Database, and Oracle Autonomous Database resources that connect to your Azure account using the Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure, a private tunnel connection between supported OCI and Azure regions.

For more information, see About Oracle Database Service for Azure.

Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) July 2022 for Oracle Java SE

Java Management supports the 18.0.2,17.0.4,11.0.16,8u341 releases part of the Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) July 2022 for Oracle Java SE.

Stack Monitoring CDB and PDB Support

Stack Monitoring can now discover and monitor Oracle Multitenant Container Databases (CDBs) and Pluggable Databases (PDBs) running on on-premises hosts or on OCI Compute instances.

For more information, see Stack Monitoring (Resource Discovery).

Media Streams is now available

Media Streams is a fully managed service for delivering and streaming of media (video) source content, accessible using the Console, REST APIs, or CLI.

You can deliver digital video packaged in a format such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to viewers. You can ingest pre-packaged HLS packages or can use Media Flow to transcode and package a source video into a format suitable for streaming. Media Streams can be configured to act as the origin service or video distribution through Akamai.

For more information, see Media Streams.

OCI Network Firewall Service is now availabile

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Network Firewall is a next-generation managed network firewall and intrusion detection and prevention service for your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure virtual cloud network (VCN), powered by Palo Alto Networks®.

Network Firewall features include:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Network Firewall provides the following security features:

  • Stateful network filtering: Create stateful network filtering rules that allow or deny network traffic based on source IP (IPv4 and IPv6), destination IP (IPv4 and IPv6), port, and protocol.
  • Custom URL and FQDN filtering : Restrict ingress and egress traffic to a specified list of fully qualified domain names (FQDNs), including wild cards and custom URLs.
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDPS): Monitor your network for malicious activity. Log information, report, or block the activity.
  • SSL inspection: Decrypt and inspect TLS-encrypted traffic with ESNI support for security vulnerabilities. Encrypted Server Name Indication (ESNI) is a TLSv1.3 extension that encrypts the Server Name Indication (SNI) in the TLS handshake.
  • Inter-VCN traffic inspection: Route traffic between two VCNs through a network firewall.

For more information, see:

AWR Explorer for Operations Insights

You can now use AWR Explorer in Operations Insights to compare database performance data stored in AWR Hub. 

Using AWR Explorer in Operations Insights lets you:

  • View and analyze AWR data across different database systems
  • Easily identify performance trends without needing to toggle between hourly AWR reports
  • Visualize different aspects of Oracle Database performance data which can be helpful in detecting performance issues

CloudShell now offers GraalVM Enterprise JDK 17 and Native Image

Now you can easily use GraalVM Enterprise in Cloud Shell to build and test simple Java applications with Micronaut, Spring, and other microservices frameworks.

For more information, see Using GraalVM Enterprise in OCI Cloud Shell.

TCPS Support for Oracle Cloud Databases

You can now use the TCP/IP with Transport Layer Security (TCPS) protocol when enabling Database Management for Oracle Cloud Databases. For more information, see Enable Database Management for Oracle Cloud Databases

MySQL Database Service Support for MySQL Version 8.0.30

MySQL Database Service now supports MySQL 8.0.30. New MySQL DB systems are based on the latest MySQL Database version. MySQL Server upgrades for existing DB systems, such as from version 8.0.29 to 8.0.30, must be performed manually.

The new minor version includes improvements and bug fixes. For more information, see MySQL 8.0.30 Release Notes.

Exadata Cloud@Customer: Enhanced Control to Rollback or Retry Failed Guest VM Operating System Update

You need not mandatorily roll back if applying the Guest VM operating system update fails. A new option, in addition to the current rollback option, has been added to retry and apply the failed update. If you want to apply a different operating system image update on failure, then you will have to first roll back and then apply.

For more information, see: Using the Console to Rollback or Retry Failed Guest VM Operating System Update

BDS Updates to autoscaling and customer-managed encryption key features

Updates to BDS autoscaling and customer managed encryption key features:

  • Added schedule-based options for horizontal and vertical autoscaling on ODH clusters.
  • Use customer-managed encryption keys for BDS clusters.
  • Update existing clusters to use customer-managed encryption keys.

Exadata Cloud@Customer: Monthly ExaDB-C@C Infrastructure Security Maintenance

Security maintenance, performed alongside the quarterly maintenance, is executed once a month and includes fixes for vulnerabilities with CVSS scores greater than 7.

For more information, see: Overview of Monthly Security Maintenance

Introducing Runtime Configuration for Notebook Sessions

You can now set up your notebook sessions with your often used custom environment variables and Git repos to be ready for use when you open your notebook. See Using a Runtime Configuration.

For more information, see Data Science. Take a look at our Data Science blog.

More information please refer OCI Documentation.

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What’s New in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ?

Week of July 4th

Many IT and security leaders today are faced with complex IT infrastructures and growing cybersecurity threats. Download the recent ebook to discover the five trends in cloud security that can help reduce complexity and strengthen cyber resilience.

This new reference architecture walks you through using the graph capabilities built into the Oracle Database – so you do not need a separate Graph database to analyze data connections for common use cases like customer trends insights, fraud detection, improved traceability in smart manufacturing, and more.

Learn how you can use Resource Manager to access private resources on OCI or on-premises

Week of June 27th

Since its launch, OCI Dedicated Region now requires 60-75% less data center space and power on average, with a significantly lower entry price: a starting usage commitment of approximately $1 million a year for a typical customer. This is a unique opportunity for you to benefit from all OCI services within your own premises. Learn all about it and watch the announcement event.

After going public in 2020 and seeing a huge burst in sales during the coronavirus pandemic, Albertsons needed a fast and cost-effective way to scale its human resource operations for the company’s nearly 300,000 employees. They also required a secure method for external vs internal access. With its on-premises human resource (HR) applications nearing end of life, the $70 billion grocery giant decided to migrate those applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). See how Albertsons leveraged OCI for their PeopleSoft deployment here and drill down into more detail about the unique network configuration here.

Watch this short podcast episode where we chat with Ian Brunton, Engineering Manager, Red Bull Racing about their partnership with OCI and how data and a performant cloud helps win races!

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to use Terraform to create and configure OCI resources such as instance pools and load balancers, and to configure autoscaling rules based on key usage metrics.

Week of June 20th

For apps using HTTP, HTTPS or HTTP/2, you can now leverage the new caching and compression service for OCI load balancers to render your web app faster and decrease the load on your backend servers. 

Centrally manage usage across all your organization’s tenancies, share subscription credits, and enforce common cost and governance policies.

The latest release of the OCI Big Data service boasts a slew of major features – including Autoscaling, support for AMD Flex shapes, preconfigured JupyterHub as well as Presto (Trino) that can be managed through Ambari, bootstrap scripts, patch management, and more.

This step-by-step tutorial walks you through installing Jenkins and setting up DR using OCI File Storage. This enables you to set up your Jenkins Controller with automatic failover to ensure reliable operations.

In this first in a series of Built & Deployed videos with Albertsons, we explore their footprint in OCI with and emphasis on their PeopleSoft deployment and the specifics of their multi-VCN architecture. See how they scaled quickly & cost effectively to meet pandemic demand with the help of OCI here

Week of June 13th

Cloud has evolved to the point that we are now living in a multicloud reality. Standards will help disparate clouds interact with each other much more easily and benefit the entire ecosytem.
Oracle is doing its part by following a Cloud Adoption Framework. Find out more about our updates here and see how we stack up to the competition here.

OCI new E4 DenseIO bare metal provides up to twice the number of cores – up to 128 cores, 2.5 times the memory – up to 2TB, and two times the networking – up to 100Gbps, compared to our previous generation of DenseIO2 instances. And with the newer generation of NVMe SSDs on E4 DenseIO, you get up to double the IOPS and 50% higher price-performance than DenseIO2 instances. E4 DenseIO supports both bare metal and our flexible compute virtual machine (VM) instances.

Find out how EZ Cloud reduced payment delays, and eliminated fraudulent transactions with their cloud-native A/P application on Oracle Cloud.

Check out the recent reference architecture to discover how you can deploy Microsoft Remote Desktop Services on OCI, providing a secured, HA environment for your users to be able to run their applications and desktops from the cloud.

 Our Karan Batta talks with Zoe Chilton, Head of Strategic Partnership, from Red Bull Racing about the latest on their partnership with Oracle to improve business efficiency and win more races.

Week of June 6th

Discover how Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and OCI Data Science to advance healthcare research in curing children’s cancer. OCI helps CMRI make the most out of their data while improving efficiencies 30-50%.

The 11th Interconnect region between OCI and Azure Cloud is now live in Singapore, providing a private, dedicated low-latency connection and identity federation for multicloud use cases.

Read how this new integration allows you to fully provision your FastConnect virtual circuits with Colt all from a single pane of glass from within the Oracle Cloud Console. This new integration is available for both private and public peerings.

Watch the short video to discover how APL Logistics leveraged OCI to accelerate digitization, and reinvent the user experience of their legacy application, cutting costs and improving time-to-market. Learn more.

Week of May 30th

Earlier this week, Oracle introduces Network Firewall powered by PaloAlto Networks, Oracle Threat Intelligence, Oracle Cloud Guard Threat Detector, Oracle Security Zones, and Oracle Cloud Guard Fusion Applications Detector.  Watch this short video to see a demo of all the new services and capabilities and learn more here.

License Manager is a free service that makes it easier for you to Bring Your Own License (BYOL) to OCI with the following capabilities: Automating the license portability from on-prem license to cloud, tracking license utilization, and reporting BYOL resources that have licensing needs.

The new API Usage Plans provide organizations with insights into how their APIs are used by their internal developers and across their external ecosystem. In addition to monitoring their usage, organizations can also unlock new revenue streams by monetizing their APIs with usage plans and subscriptions.

For Premier League, data is bringing fans closer to the game. By leveraging OCI Data Science, Autonomous Data Warehouse and Analytics, they are able to brag and root for their favorite players and teams in new and exciting ways. In fact, data was used as the key driver in two new awards added this year, Most Improbable Comeback and Most Powerful Goal. Billions of data points across the season were crunched to confirm the winners… and this is just the start! Check out how this is calculated here.

Week of May 23rd

As more companies adopt multiple cloud providers to run their applications, you can now seamlessly connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI to Oracle Cloud services. Today, we have over 10 OCI and Azure cloud interconnect regions with more to come. See this latest reference architecture for PeopleSoft on OCI that includes a DR site on Azure.

Maven security scanning is now available as part of build pipelines in OCI DevOps service, as well as Helm chart deployments to Kubernetes clusters. We’ve also improved our other developer tools- with the new Interactive Mode in OCI CLI, and added BitBucket cloud support to the code repo (in addition to the available GitHub and Gitlab connectors).

Researchers in the University of Melbourne ingest, analyze and make predictions based on data from large volumes of Raspberry Pi edge IoT devices. Read this blog to discover their architecture, and watch the short video for an interesting example of running FoguBus2 on OCI, leveraging Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Machine Learning.

Week of May 16th

Easily ingest, search, visualize, and analyze data using OCI Search service for OpenSearch – high performant solution with none of the management overhead.

Multicloud architectures allow organizations to leverage the best services from each cloud along with consistent deployment and management of workloads across environments. Check out our recent article on TechCrunch, as well as the new multicloud reference architecture and offering to help you navigate the brave new world of multicloud.

PUNCH Torino, formerly the global center of excellence for General Motors (GM), is using OCI High-Performance Computing (HPC) to design, model and simulate the next generation of zero-emission engines. Watch the short video to discover the architecture for their solution for predicting flow distribution, pressure loss, heat transfer, and combustion, as well as their performance on OCI.

Accelerate diagnosing of any network issues with Virtual test access point (VTAP) – a new network troubleshooting service that automatically copies traffic that traverses a specific point in the network and sends it to a packet collector or network analytics tool for further analysis.

Watch the video to discover their architecture combining remote desktop server, Autonomous Database (ADB) and APEX.

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this document are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.