Oracle Cloud Platform

Oracle Cloud Platform
Industry Cloud computing
Founder Larry Ellison
Bob Miner
Ed Oates[1]
Headquarters Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, United States
Area served
Key people
Larry Ellison
(Executive Chairman & CTO)
Jeff Henley
(Vice Chairman)
Safra Catz
Mark Hurd
Products Platform_as_a_service

Oracle Cloud Platform (OCP) is part of Oracle Cloud. Oracle Corporation has branded its Platform as a Service (PaaS) as Oracle Cloud Platform[2][3]. This platform is used to build, deploy, integrate and extend applications in the cloud. The platform supports open standards (SQL, HTML5, REST, etc.) open-source solutions (Kubernetes, Hadoop, Kafka, etc.) and a variety of programming languages, databases, tools and frameworks including Oracle-specific, open source and third-party software and systems. Oracle Cloud Platform offerings include Data Management, Application Development, Integration, Content and Experience, Business Analytics, Systems Management and Security.[4][5]


Oracle Cloud Platform currently has 12 regions [6]:

  • US East - Ashburn
  • US Central - Chicago
  • US West - Phoenix
  • US Gov - Chicago
  • US Gov - Ashburn JAPAC Australia - Sydney
  • EU UK - London
  • EU UK - Slough
  • EU Germany - Frankfurt
  • EU Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • JAPAC Japan - Tatebayashi
  • S. America Brazil - Sao Paulo

Deployment Models

Oracle Cloud can be deployed over Public Cloud, Private cloud and Hybrid Cloud deployment models.[7]


Oracle Cloud Platform (OCP) provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). The infrastructure is offered through a global network of Oracle managed data centers. Oracle deploys their cloud in Regions. Inside each Region are at least three fault-independent Availability Domains. Each of these Availability Domains contains an independent data center with power, thermal and network isolation. Oracle Cloud is generally available[8] in North America, EMEA, APAC and Japan with announced South America and US Govt. regions coming soon.[9]

Key People

  • Mark Hurd: (CEO since September 2014),[10] previously co-President (since 2010). In 2007, Mark Hurd was ranked No.16 on Fortune's list of the 25 Most Powerful People in Business.[11]
  • Safra Catz: (CEO since September 2014),[10] previously co-President (since 2004) and CFO.[12] In 2016, she was ranked 10th on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list.[13]
  • Larry Ellison: Executive Chairman and CTO (since September 2014), co-founder of the company, previously CEO (1977-2014),[10] previously Chairman (1990–2004).

See also

Further reading


  1. "Oracle Board of Directors". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  2. Safonov, Vladimir O. (2016-01-29). Trustworthy Cloud Computing. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781119113515.
  3. Keyes, Jessica (2014-09-02). The CIO's Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions. CRC Press. ISBN 9781482249958.
  4. Martino, Beniamino Di; Cretella, Giuseppina; Esposito, Antonio (2015-03-18). Cloud Portability and Interoperability: Issues and Current Trends. Springer. ISBN 9783319137018.
  5. Condon, Stephanie. "Oracle ramps up SaaS and PaaS offerings for a holistic cloud approach | ZDNet". ZDNet. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  6. [[[:Template:Https://]]: "IaaS Architecture | Oracle Cloud IaaS architecture"] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  7. Saygili, Okcan Yasin (2017-06-23). Oracle IaaS: Quick Reference Guide to Cloud Solutions. Apress. ISBN 9781484228326.
  8. "Enterprise Cloud Computing SaaS, PaaS, IaaS | Oracle Cloud". Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  9. "Architecture | Oracle Cloud Infrastructure". Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  10. 1 2 3 Hardy, Quentin (September 18, 2014). "Larry Ellison Says He Is Done as Chief at Oracle". The New York Times. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  11. "25 most powerful people in business". Fortune. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  12. Hickens, Michael (March 21, 2013). "New Rivals Clip Oracle's Wings". The Wall Street Journal (paper). pp. B12. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  13. "Safra Catz". Fortune. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2017-09-14.

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