Oracle Cloud Services Overview

Oracle Cloud offers many cloud services. A cloud service is a software offering in Oracle Cloud.

Classification of Different Cloud Services

Application services are classified in two categories:
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): Provides a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted.
  • Data as a Service (DaaS): Provides data on demand to a user regardless of geographic or organizational separation of the provider and consumer.
Platform services are also classified into two categories:
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): Provides a platform that allows customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and deploying an application.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Provides access to computing resources (that is, virtualized hardware and computing infrastructure) in Oracle Cloud across a public connection.

For a comprehensive list of the available Oracle Cloud services, go to https://www.oracle.com/cloud and from the Oracle Cloud menu, select that category of services that interests you. From the page that opens, you can find links to detailed information about each service.

Oracle Cloud enables secure integration between its different services, customer applications, and cloud services from other suppliers. These services can work together in an integrated cloud environment. For example, Oracle Sales Cloud service can be embedded within your own application running on Oracle Java Cloud Service-SaaS Extension. Customer Relationship Management can be extended with a custom application. You can tie together an Oracle Cloud service with functionality from other sites, such as Salesforce. You can use an Oracle Cloud service as the infrastructure for building your own applications.