Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a standardized, shared and elastically scalable application development and deployment platform delivered as a service over cloud for anyone to access and use it from anywhere. The platform typically includes a database and middleware, as well as development, management, security and integration capabilities, all delivered as a service. Also referred to as “Shared Infrastructure Services” or “Clouds”, PaaS challenges the notion that every application requires a unique technology stack unto itself and that businesses can’t free themselves of rigid deployment scenarios for their custom applications.
A typical PaaS solution is hosted by Administrators who manage the platform instances, Tenants who request the platform instances to deploy applications, and Users who access the applications deployed to the platform instances. A key characteristic of PaaS is self service.
Rapidly build and deploy scalable applications using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Oracle Cloud platform as a service (PaaS) helps enterprise IT and independent software vendor (ISV) developers rapidly build and deploy rich applications – or extend Oracle Cloud SaaS apps – using an enterprise-grade cloud platform based on the industry’s #1 database and application server.
Oracle PaaS Characteristic
• Self Service
• Automated Provisioning
• On Demand Scaling
• Resource Reuse
• Centralized Admin and Monitoring
• Secure Platform
• Metering and Chargeback
• Platform Resiliency (HA)
Oracle PaaS Technologies
• Oracle Exadata Database Machine
• Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
• Oracle Database
• Oracle Real Application Clusters
• Oracle WebLogic Server
• Oracle Enterprise Manager
• SPARC SuperCluster
At the 14th Cloud Expo, New York, Ayalla Goldschmidt, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Platform, presented the ‘Top Five Best Practices for Your Application PaaS’ highlighting successful application PaaS use cases. Based on data from a recent Computerworld survey of 300 IT organizations, many businesses are in the process of developing a PaaS architecture and infrastructure requirements for their cloud-based application PaaS.
How does Oracle Cloud turn developers into Cloud Heroes?
The benefits of using a Cloud Platform-as-a-Service are clear – higher elasticity, lower cost and risk, and support for new business models. Organizations using Platform as a Service (PAAS) have reported operational savings of up to 50% compared to having individual development teams manage their own siloed technology stacks.
The cost savings most commonly come from standardized and consolidated resources (e.g. servers) as well as elimination of redundant work across teams. Another key benefit of PaaS is agility. PaaS customers are able to more rapidly deploy environments for development, testing and production. In some cases, the provisioning, configuration, and integration of a platform can take up the majority of an application production schedule. PaaS lets applications get into the hands of testers and end-users nearly as fast as they can be developed. Also, when application workloads fluctuate, PaaS scales out and in to better match supply with demand.
- Increase asset utilization by using a shared platform for database and middleware technologies, and reduce complexity with a standardized PaaS architecture
- Industry leading clustering and virtualization technologies provide the elastic capacity on demand required of a Platform as a Service environment
- Built-in security capabilities in Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware enable a PaaS environment to comply with stringent security, privacy, and regulatory requirements
- Engineered systems deliver unparalleled speed and the highest consolidation efficiency
- Oracle PaaS includes capabilities for cloud application development and deployment, cloud management, cloud security, and cloud integration
By eliminating the need to deploy and manage app platforms and infrastructure, PAAS enables developers to build critical apps quickly. This super-powered speed turns enterprise developers into cloud heroes.
CRMIT Solutions extends CRM extensions – CRM++ Applications which are Oracle PaaS ready. With over 4000+ users across various industries, our CRM++ framework extends Oracle Customer Experience (CX) offerings with capabilities including Email WorkBench, Self Service Portal, Mobile CRM, Social CRM and Computer Telephony Integration.
Build better apps—faster, smarter, and more efficiently with Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS)