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 restrict access to my Oracle E-Business Suite instances on Oracle Cloud?

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

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

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

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

13. Can I use Oracle's Database services with Oracle E-Business Suite?

14. Can I use Oracle's Exadata Database services with Oracle E-Business Suite?

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

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

17. What is Oracle's position on other cloud solutions, such as Amazon Web Services?


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

This refers to running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure and database service offerings, specifically:

02. What capabilities are currently provided?

With an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute or Compute Classic subscription and our automation tools, you can quickly provision new instances of Oracle E-Business Suite as well as lift and shift your existing Oracle E-Business Suite instances from on-premises to Oracle Cloud.

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 Cloud Infrastructure 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 Cloud Infrastructure Compute and Compute Classic services use a “Bring your Own License” model, so customers who wish to use Oracle's infrastructure must already own a valid license to the software deployed on the cloud.

08. 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.

09. 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.

10. 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 from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic to on-premises and vice versa.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Can I use Oracle's Database services with Oracle E-Business Suite?

Yes. Our automation for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables you to conduct a demo installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 or 12.2.6, or to lift and shift your existing 12.1.3 or 12.2 instances, with the database hosted on a certified Oracle Database cloud service and the application tier hosted on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute.

In addition, automation exists to conduct a demo or fresh install or lift and shift these same releases to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic with the database hosted on a certified Oracle Database cloud service.

Note that the application tier always runs on an Oracle Compute 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.

14. Can I use Oracle's Exadata Database services with Oracle E-Business Suite?

Yes. We have recently released automation which enables you to conduct a demo installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1.3 or 12.2.6, or to help you lift and shift your existing 12.1.3 or 12.2 instances, with the database hosted on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Exadata DB System and the application tier hosted on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute.

In addition, automation exists to conduct a demo or fresh install or lift and shift these same releases to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic with the database hosted on the Oracle Exadata Cloud Service.

Note that the application tier always runs on an Oracle Compute 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.

15. 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 Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic service and certified Oracle Database cloud 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.

Management capabilities currently provided by the EBS Cloud Admin Tool on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure include environment deletion and clean up.

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

Yes. We have many Oracle E-Business Suite customers running their production instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic along with certified Oracle Database cloud services.

17. What is Oracle's position on other cloud solutions, such as Amazon Web Services?

Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure solution offers several clear advantages over other cloud solutions such as Amazon Web Services.

We have no plans to test Oracle E-Business Suite on any other cloud solution such as Amazon Web Services. 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.