3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2012 4:22 PM by RickG

    About Applications client-server in the Oracle Cloud

      Hi, I need to know if are any method to use applications client--server with the "Oracle Cloud", once migrated database. (Currently I have a "10G"). Please detail. Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: About Applications client-server in the Oracle Cloud
          I think you are asking whether you can connect from a client application outside the Oracle Cloud to a Database Cloud Service. The only way to accomplish this is through RESTful Web Services, which you have to define for each individual SQL statement and PL/SQL block.

          If your client application uses this access method, it will work fine, but my guess is that it does not. So you can modify you client application to use this, you should be fine. If you want to simply use SQL*Net to point to your Database Cloud Service, this is not possible.


          - Rick Greenwald
          • 2. Re: About Applications client-server in the Oracle Cloud
            I am actually sorry to hear this. It is a very dramatic limitation of the capabilities as it prevents existing applications from using the cloud service :(

            It there any plan in the works to support 'classical' Oracle-based client applications using SQL*Net?

            Or am I missing something fundamental here?
            • 3. Re: About Applications client-server in the Oracle Cloud
              Hi user528521 -

              I think there is a misunderstanding here. The Oracle Database Cloud is primarily a PaaS service, while you are looking for a Database-as-a-Service offering. The difference is explained in this white paper, available at the cloud.oracle.com site - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-cloud/public/oracle-db-and-db-cloud-service-wp-1844127.pdf.

              Oracle does offer a DBaaS service, Oracle Managed Cloud Services (formerly Oracle OnDemand), which will probably deliver what you are looking for.

              Hope this helps.

              - Rick Greenwald