A day after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison praises Amazon Web Services for getting it right in the area of cloud computing, Oracle and AWS agree to certify and support Oracle products on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
FRANCISCO-Amazon Web Services and Oracle have
announced that "a wide selection of Oracle enterprise software has been
certified to run on the Amazon Elastic
(Amazon EC2) using Oracle VM virtualization."
his keynote address on Sept. 19 at Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison lauded
AWS as getting it right as a cloud platform.
"As a result of running on Oracle VM, Oracle now fully certifies and
supports the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle's
Siebel CRM, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle
Database and Oracle Linux on Amazon EC2," the company said in a Sept. 20 news
release. "Customers who power their business with Oracle software will now
be able to fully leverage the scalability, reliability, security and
utility-based pricing model of Amazon Web Services for production workloads
with full support from Oracle and Amazon Web Services."
"Customers may use their existing
Oracle licenses on Amazon EC2 at no additional license cost, or they may
acquire new licenses from Oracle. AWS and Oracle will deliver Oracle software
on Oracle VM with hard partitioning, and Oracle's standard partitioned
processor licensing models apply. Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support is available
for Oracle Linux on Amazon EC2 as well.
To increase speed and convenience for
customers, AWS and Oracle will publish a set of pre-configured Amazon Machine
Images (AMIs) based on Oracle VM Templates that customers can quickly deploy on
Amazon EC2, helping reduce implementation times from weeks or days to minutes.
These AMIs will initially include Oracle Linux, Oracle Database 11gR2, Oracle
E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies including Oracle
WebLogic Server and Oracle Business Process Management. Future AMIs will
include PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, and
Oracle's JD Edwards applications. In addition to minimizing installation and
hardware maintenance costs, customers can also take advantage of existing
features such as Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Auto-Scaling, Security Groups,
Amazon CloudWatch, Reserved Instance pricing, and many more when deploying
Oracle applications on Amazon Web Services.
"Oracle offers complete and integrated
applications, middleware, databases and virtualization for cloud computing,"
said Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering
at Oracle. "By partnering with Amazon Web Services to offer the Oracle
stack running on Oracle VM within Amazon EC2, [Oracle makes it so that] our
customers can now benefit from a fully certified and supported cloud based
"Today's announcement empowers Oracle
customers to run their production workloads while leveraging the benefits of
AWS-including the ability to add or shed resources as needed, paying only for
resources used and freeing up scarce engineering resources from running
technology infrastructure-all without sacrificing operational performance,
reliability, or security," said Charlie Bell, Vice President of Utility
Computing Services [at] Amazon Web Services. "We're pleased to be working
with Oracle to increase the options and convenience for enterprises who want to
leverage Amazon Web Services."
"Advanced Innovations is growing
revenue at over 100 percent a year with virtually flat headcount. The only way
we've been able to accomplish this is through the productivity increases
resulting from running our Oracle Enterprise Applications, including the Oracle
E-Business Suite and Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management, on Amazon Web
Services," said Michael Higgins, CTO of
The company concluded, "For more information on running Oracle
Applications on Amazon EC2 or to register to be notified when application
templates become available, visit http://aws.amazon.com/oracle.