There is a lot of buzz about the Cloud and it can be quite confusing what it actually is.
Oracle has introduced its Database as a Service Cloud offering. There is a lot of information available - to get you started check out this Database Support News feature article Five Things You Need to Know About the Oracle Database Cloud Service
and read about the five important things everyone needs to know:
- What is the Cloud
- Choose your level of control and effort
- Same Oracle Database software PLUS Cloud Tooling
- Database Cloud - Public or Private
- Special support