|Oracle® Cloud Getting Started with Oracle Cloud
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Oracle Cloud is an enterprise cloud for business. Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform with tools to rapidly extend and create new services. With predictable subscription pricing, our cloud delivers instant value and productivity for end users, administrators and developers. Our fully managed environment is built using the award-winning Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Database, and Oracle WebLogic products while adding built-in identity management, high availability, elasticity, backup, and monitoring to enable secure and scalable applications. With open Java and SQL standards at the core, enterprises can finally leverage existing IT skill sets and avoid lock-in of their business applications in the cloud.
The Oracle Cloud home page at
http://cloud.oracle.com is where you'll begin by registering for access, requesting trial services, or purchasing services.
Use the following items on the menu bar to learn more about Oracle Cloud services either before or after beginning a service request:
Home - Click this button at any time to return to the Oracle Cloud home page.
Offerings - Learn about the applications and platforms in the Oracle Cloud.
Resources - Increase your knowledge by reading the FAQs, architecture descriptions, tutorials, and product documentation, and by watching the videos.
Sign In - Click this button to sign in to your services or account, or access Application Services Notifications for your existing Enterprise Resource Planning, Human Capital Management, and Sales and Marketing services. .
This document describes how to get started with Oracle Java Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service trial and paid subscriptions. You can access more information about other Oracle Cloud offerings from the Oracle Cloud home page.
Oracle Java Cloud Service provides these key features:
Instant creation of a platform to deploy business applications in Oracle Cloud.
Support for standard Java EE, WebLogic Server, and Application Deployment Framework (ADF) applications.
Access to highly available Oracle RDBMS instances through the Oracle Database Cloud Service.
Integrated Identity Management for user repository and Single-Sign On (SSO).
Support to improve developer productivity tools across Maven, Ant, Eclipse, NetBeans, and JDeveloper.
For more information about the Oracle Java Cloud Service, select Java under Offerings on the Oracle Cloud home page and see “Introducing Oracle Java Cloud Service” in Using Oracle Java Cloud Service.
Oracle Database Cloud Service provides these key features:
A rapid application development tool, Oracle Application Express, that makes creating your cloud-based applications fast and easy.
RESTful Web Service access to your Database Cloud Service.
A set of business productivity applications you can install with just a few clicks and immediately start using with your Database Cloud Service.
Instant deployment for applications you create and modify with Oracle Application Express.
Tools to create, manage and modify your data and data structures.
For more information about the Oracle Database Cloud Service, select Database under Offerings on the Oracle Cloud home page and see “Introducing Oracle Database Cloud Service” in Using Oracle Database Cloud Service.
The following terminology is used when describing the Oracle Cloud features and functionality in this guide:
Account - An account corresponds to an individual, organization, or company that is an Oracle customer. An account has one or more Account Administrators who are responsible for creating and nominating the other administrator types, creating identity domains, and managing the customer account information. If you sign up for trial or paid services, you will do so using an Oracle.com account; if you don't already have one, you will be prompted to create an account the first time you sign up.
Data center - Oracle provides data centers in various geographical regions. An identity domain and the services associated with it must belong to a specific data center. For optimal performance when purchasing a service subscription, select a data center closest to the majority of your user population.
Identity domain - Identity domains control authentication and authorization who can log in and what they can access once they log in. Multiple services can be associated with a single identity domain to share user definitions and authentication. Users in an identity domain can be granted different levels of access to each service associated with the domain.
An Oracle Cloud Service has to belong to an Identity Domain. Identity Domains control service user authentication and authorization. Service users in an identity domain can have different levels of access.
Oracle Identity Console - A self-service administration tool of the shared identity management system that is used in the provisioning and management of service end user and administrator accounts for all Oracle Cloud services.
Service - A software offering in the Oracle Cloud. Oracle offers social, application, and platform services.
Service name - A name assigned to your service which must be unique within the identity domain. You can add a longer description to a service to help you identify it, after it is activated.
Service notifications - Events reported on the Notifications tab which do not require administrative action. They provide information about upcoming system-wide and service-specific events, such as outages and blackouts.
Trial services - Services that are available for free for a 30-day period, for trial and evaluation purposes only.
Utilization - Metrics that show how much system resources are being consumed by a service. You can find utilization metrics on the My Services pages, including the Services Overview tab (last usage for all metrics tracked) and Utilization tab (history and latest usage).
The following roles are assigned when setting up Oracle Cloud services and users:
Account Administrator - An account administrator can view the status of existing services (across all identity domains and data centers for a given account); monitor utilization; view and activate pending trial service requests; purchase and upgrade services; and add and remove account administrators. An account administrator can also be a service administrator.
Service Administrator - A service administrator is responsible for managing one or more service instances in an identity domain. Service administrators can monitor services, lock and unlock services, and perform service-specific operations such as data loading for a database service. A service administrator can be granted access to multiple identity domains, but must access and manage each one separately.
Identity Domain Administrator - Identity domain administrators can create user accounts and roles within a given identity domain, independent of any service. They can also reset user passwords, assign and revoke roles, and grant identity domain administration privileges to other users. They cannot create or destroy identity domains. An identity domain administrator can also be a service administrator.
Buyer - Buyers are people who make purchases in the Oracle Store on behalf of their company or organization. During the process of purchasing Oracle Cloud services, a buyer must designate themself or another person as the account administrator. Buyers can upsize existing paid services and terminate paid services.
Service User - A service user is an end user with service and application roles assigned to them, which allows access to service instances within an identity domain.
Table 1-1 lists the web browser requirements for using Oracle Cloud and Oracle Identity Console, and Cloud service-specific tools such as Oracle Java Cloud Service Control. For other service specific tools, Chrome and Safari may not be supported. Consult the document specific to the service type for additional requirements.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
8 and 9 (set Browser Mode to IE8 or IE9; set Document Mode to IE8 or IE9 standards)
10 and above recommended
12 and above
Note:This release does not support mobile browsers.
Go to "Starting Trial and Paid Services" for access to Oracle Cloud services.
If you need help, navigate to the Oracle Cloud home page:
Click the Chat Now or Contact Us links for assistance.
If you have any difficulty with your paid Oracle Cloud service subscription, you can contact Oracle Support. Click Contact Us and then click Oracle Support, or navigate to:
You can also use the Chat Now live chat link to get immediate assistance from an Oracle representative, or use Contact Us for a telephone support number, link to Oracle Cloud forums, and a link to Oracle Support.
If you have any difficulty during your service trial, try the Chat Now live chat link to get immediate assistance from an Oracle support representative.
You can also click Contact Us for a link to the Oracle Cloud forums, where you can post a message or start a new thread in the Oracle Cloud Forum. Oracle product managers, development, support, and operations team members respond to threads on the forum.