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Introduction to Oracle Analytics Cloud - OAC

In this blog, I will cover what is OAC and Why OAC. In my next, will deep dive into features and stuff.

OAC is Oracle Analytics Cloud, a PaaS service offered by Oracle. Its launched in 2014. Around 1400+ customers are already using as of May 2017.

As we all know BICS is already in market and it is offered under SaaS by Oracle. So what's new and why we need OAC is what we understand next in this blog.

BICS is an Oracle managed and OAC is Customer/Partner managed - major change in cloud offerings by Oracle.

Below are three offerings by Oracle in OAC

1)       Standard Edition (Data Visualization + Essbase)

2)       Data Lake Edition (Standard + Big Data Source)

3)       Enterprise Edition (Data Lake + Essbase Enterprise)

Features

Standard

Data Lake

Enterprise

DataVisualizationCloudService - DVCS

X

X

X

Oracle Smart View

X

X

X

Oracle Essbase Standard

X

X

X

Big Data Source

 

X

X

Data Modeling

 

 

X

Oracle Essbase Enterprise

 

 

X

Oracle Day by Day

 

 

X

 

Now we know various offering in OAC, lets understand difference between BICS and OAC

Difference between BICS and OAC

Features

BICS and DVCS today

OAC

Automatic Backup

Oracle

Client/Partner

Monitoring

Oracle

Client/Partner

Patch and Upgrade

Oracle

Client/Partner

CPU & Memory

Oracle

Client/Partner can decide and control

Server Access & Config

Oracle

Client/Partner can access through SSH

Network & Security Config

Limited Support

Client/Partner will have complete control to access network

DB Dependency

Have to buy Schema as Service (BIS50)

Customer needs to provide at least 10 CPU DBaaS

IaaS Dependency

None

Client is required to buy some IaaS storage

 

Various sources supported by OAC

SaaS/PaaS ->

OAC Fig1.JPG

Database - >

OAC Fig2.JPG

BIG Data - >

OAC Fig3_new.JPG

Generic ->

OAC Fig4.JPG



To get start with OAC instance set up, we need below as prerequisite

OSCS - Oracle Storage Cloud Service - Backup, restore, archive

Block Storage - Oracle IaaS service offering for flexible and scalable compute and block storage

DBCS -Data Base Cloud Service - DbaaS service offered by Oracle

Why OAC? What's new in OAC?    

OAC Fig5_new1.JPG

















Will deep dive into features and advances features in my next blogs on OAC. Thanks.

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