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Dec 22 2010   3:27PM GMT

Amazon offers more Oracle apps in the cloud

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Amazon Web Services has announced that it will offer more Oracle applications in its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), including several versions of PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards. Here’s the list:

  • Oracle PeopleSoft CRM 9.1 PeopleTools
  • Oracle PeopleSoft CRM 9.1 Database
  • Oracle PeopleSoft ELM 9.1 PeopleTools
  • Oracle PeopleSoft ELM 9.1 Database
  • Oracle PeopleSoft FSCM 9.1 PeopleTools
  • Oracle PeopleSoft FSCM 9.1 Database
  • Oracle PeopleSoft PS 9.1 PeopleTools
  • Oracle PeopleSoft PS 9.1 Database
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 App Tier
  • Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.1.3-DB
  • JD Edwards Enterprise One – ORCLVMDB
  • JD Edwards Enterprise One – ORCLVMHTML
  • JD Edwards Enterprise One – ORCLVMENT

Jeff Barr, who is the “lead evangelist” for Amazon Web Services, wrote that the applications run on Oracle Linux on top of Oracle VM. He also provided details on licensing and support regarding running these apps in the cloud:

…you can use your existing Oracle licenses at no additional license cost or you can acquire new licenses from Oracle. We implemented Oracle VM support on Amazon EC2 with hard partitioning so Oracle’s standard partitioned processor licensing models apply.

All of these applications are certified and supported by Oracle. Customers with active Oracle Support and Amazon Premium Support will be able to contact either Amazon or Oracle for support.

Meanwhile, however, Oracle is still pushing Exalogic, its so-called “cloud in a box.” Recently we asked whether Exalogic is really cloud computing, and at this point it seems as if Oracle is trying to define cloud computing in two ways. An example of the first is running Oracle applications on AWS, as described above.  The second is buying a big server on which to run WebLogic, which describes Exalogic. Interesting.

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