I need to develop a native iPhone app with an Oracle Cloud database.
Question: 1. Do I need to also have Oracle Java Cloud and transact through a mid-tier or can I go directly to the Cloud database using RESTful web services?
Any thoughts or comments will be greatly appreciated? I am a DBA and not an app developer, so I am trying to work out the best infrastructure to use. This is a small startup, so cost is an issue. If java cloud has to be used then so be it, but the cost will be higher.
You can develop RESTful Web Services with only the Database Cloud Service - there is a wizard there to help you create them. There is also a white paper under Resources to explain how to use RESTful Web Services with the Database Cloud Service.