Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Frequently Asked Questions

 

01. What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

02. What capabilities are currently provided?

03. What are the key benefits to using Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

04. Is Oracle releasing Oracle E-Business Suite as a SaaS (Software as a Service) application?

05. Does Oracle provide managed services for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

06. Are there additional fees for using Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Cloud?

07. Do I need to purchase Oracle E-Business Suite product licenses in order to use E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

08. How do I deploy Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

09. How do I restrict access to my Oracle E-Business Suite instances on Oracle Cloud?

10. Can I customize and extend Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

11. How do I migrate customizations of Oracle E-Business Suite on the cloud to my on-premises production system?

12. Can we use our own custom data with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

13. Can we use the same certified third-party products we currently use on-premises with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

14. Can I use the Database Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite?

15. Can I use the Exadata Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite?

16. What tools are used for managing Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud?

17. Does Oracle support deploying production instances of Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud?

18. What is Oracle's position on other cloud solutions, such as Amazon and Azure?


01. What is Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

This refers to running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure and Platform as a Service offerings, specifically:

02. What capabilities are currently provided?

With an Oracle Compute Cloud subscription and the tools provided in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, you can quickly provision new instances of Oracle E-Business Suite as well as clone your existing Oracle E-Business Suite instances from on-premises to Oracle Cloud. In both scenarios, you have the option to place your database on the Compute Cloud Service, the Database Cloud Service, or the Exadata Cloud Service. In addition, your on-premises and cloud instances can be managed simultaneously from the Oracle Application Management Suite.

The document Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) outlines current capabilities and should be visited periodically.

If you choose to employ manual methods to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, you must follow the standard documentation for the relevant cloud service(s).

03. What are the key benefits to using Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Key benefits are support for business growth, greater business agility, and lower costs and risks. Businesses must be agile to respond to changes such as acquisitions, globalization, divestitures, and regulatory or process changes, with the ability to adopt new technologies or applications functionality. IT can provision new development and test environments quickly in response to such changes while ensuring continuity of day-to-day operations.

Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service offerings are elastic and allow IT to scale up or scale out the infrastructure on demand. This elasticity and the flexibility to pay-as-you-go reduces the need for upfront capital expenditure, and decreases wait times for hardware and other resources, lessening overall project risk.

04. Is Oracle releasing Oracle E-Business Suite as a SaaS (Software as a Service) application?

No. Oracle has no plans to offer Oracle E-Business Suite as a SaaS solution.

05. Does Oracle provide managed services for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Yes. Oracle’s Managed Cloud Services team (OMCS) provides managed services for customers running Oracle E-Business Suite instances on Oracle Cloud or on-premises.

06. Are there additional fees for using Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Cloud?

Oracle Cloud resources and services are available for subscription by Oracle customers. Customers who already own Oracle E-Business Suite product licenses may use their Oracle Cloud subscription to provision and deploy Oracle E-Business Suite instances on the Oracle Cloud. The deployed instances may be used for development, testing, training, etc. Once a customer acquires a subscription to Oracle Cloud, no additional Oracle E-Business Suite license or usage license is required.

07. Do I need to purchase Oracle E-Business Suite product licenses in order to use E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Oracle customers who already own Oracle E-Business Suite licenses may use the Oracle Cloud to host instances of their applications. Oracle’s Compute Cloud and Bare Metal Compute Services use a “Bring your Own License” model, so customers who wish to use Oracle's Compute Cloud Infrastructure must already own a valid license to the software deployed on the cloud.

08. How do I deploy Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Once you have an Oracle Compute Cloud subscription (and optionally, associated Platform as a Service [PaaS] subscriptions), you can access the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and deploy ready-made machine images for provisioning, cloning, and management using the processes described in our online tutorials.

If you choose to employ manual methods to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, you must follow the standard documentation for the relevant cloud service(s).

09. How do I restrict access to my Oracle E-Business Suite instances on Oracle Cloud?

By default, your instance is accessible only over a secure shell using an SSH key pair that you create for authentication. Extra steps are required to configure a web URL. You can retain this URL for private use or take further steps to enable access over the public internet.

10. Can I customize and extend Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Yes, the same Oracle tools you use within your on-premises data center are available on the cloud in order for you to customize or extend your Oracle E-Business Suite systems.

11. How do I migrate customizations of Oracle E-Business Suite on the cloud to my on-premises production system?

Oracle Application Management Suite provides the capability to migrate changes across your Oracle E-Business Suite instances.

12. Can we use our own custom data with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Yes, you can clone your on-premises instances to the cloud in order to create a complete Oracle E-Business Suite development and testing environment that uses your own existing data.

13. Can we use the same certified third-party products we currently use on-premises with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud?

Yes, the entire Oracle E-Business Suite architecture is the same whether deployed on-premises or on Oracle Cloud. All third party components that comprise an Oracle E-Business Suite application instance will be deployed on the cloud. Oracle Cloud's strategy should also allow customers to use Oracle Cloud to host instances of other applications that integrate with their Oracle E-Business Suite systems. Refer to published capabilities and guidelines for using Oracle Cloud with your non-Oracle workloads.

14. Can I use the Database Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite?

Yes, and automation exists to conduct both a fresh install of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 or 12.2.6, or to help you migrate your existing 12.1.3 or 12.2 instances, with the database hosted on the Oracle Database Cloud Service and the application tier hosted on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

15. Can I use the Exadata Cloud Service with Oracle E-Business Suite?

Yes. When you use our automation to install a new 12.2.6 or 12.1.3 instance of Oracle E-Business Suite or to conduct a lift and shift of your on-premises 12.2.3+ or 12.1.3 instances, you have the option to place the database on the Exadata Cloud Service. Note that the application tier always runs on the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. See Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Doc ID 2066260.1) for more information regarding certified releases and automation capabilities.

16. What tools are used for managing Oracle E-Business Suite environments on Oracle Cloud?

The same tool that is used to provision Oracle E-Business Suite to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service and associated database services, the EBS Cloud Admin Tool can be used to manage the resulting environments. Scale in, scale out, and cloning capabilities are available. In addition, the Oracle Application Management Suite allows you to monitor and manage Oracle Cloud and on-premises instances with a unified interface.

17. Does Oracle support deploying production instances of Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud?

Yes. We have Oracle E-Business Suite customers running their production instances on Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) today.

18. What is Oracle's position on other cloud solutions, such as Amazon and Azure?

Oracle's IaaS solution offers several clear advantages over other cloud solutions such as Amazon and Azure.

We have no plans to test Oracle E-Business Suite on any other cloud solution such as Amazon or Azure. In the absence of testing, we have no data upon which to make any statements about compatibility.

This falls under our general policy for virtualization, under which Oracle will provide Oracle E-Business Suite patches for issues that can be reproduced on certified operating systems (e.g., Oracle Linux) or Oracle VM.