Optimize Your JD Edwards With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Author: Jack van den Brink
Over the last year we see more and more JD Edwards customers taking advantage of moving their JD Edwards instances to the Oracle cloud, but we also still experience there is a lot unknown of the advantages of moving to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In this article, we will explain the advantages in more detail.
SaaS Paas IaaS
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (Paas), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
Where the Oracle SaaS offering can be used to complement the JD Edwards offering, PaaS offerings can be used to extend JD Edwards and IaaS can be used to optimize JD Edwards.
For complementing JD Edwards with SaaS offerings you can consider SaaS products such as Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services, Oracle CX, or Oracle SCM.
Extending JD Edwards can be easily done with Content and Experience Cloud to extend JD Edwards with document archiving and collaboration functionality. Other great extensions are Visual Builder Cloud Services to extend JD Edwards with mobile or customer apps. Customers could also consider extending JD Edwards with Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud, etc. There is a lot to choose from.
In this article, we focus more on optimizing your JD Edwards environment with the Oracle IaaS services. IaaS is more or less computing power as a service delivered from the Oracle datacenters (regions).
Currently, Oracle has 21 regions live and another 15 are planned. A region consists of multiple Availability Domains acting as one datacenter because there are low latency connections in between.
JD Edwards customers can benefit substantially by moving there current on-premise hard- and software to OCI. Not only the flexibility of computing power to scale up or scale down your environments but also the ability to run environments on-demand can save running costs.
Furthermore, we saw with recent customer migrations moving to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the customer also gained advantages moving to the complete Oracle stack (Linux, WebLogic, Oracle DB). Implementing the Oracle JD Edwards reference architecture brings them additional benefits besides the cloud flexibility, scalability, security, etc.
JD Edwards customers who have licensed ‘Oracle Technology Foundation for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Upgrade’ can benefit from it by using WebLogic and the Oracle Database Standard Edition without extra costs and therefore potentially save costs on IBM WebSphere, DB2, or MS-SQL database licenses. In case high availability and DR requirements are in place the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition can be consumed as a service avoiding upfront license investments.
OCI vs Other Public cloud offerings
Of course, besides OCI there are other public cloud offerings such as AWS, Azure, Google etc. I will not compare them on pricing and offering but I want to stress some arguments why OCI is the best choice for JD Edwards:
- JD Edwards development and validation happens on a full Oracle stack for every release. Hence, customers can be assured of JD Edwards performance on Oracle stack and get access to best practices and tuning recommendations to obtain an optimal level of performance.
- The JD Edwards team validates and certifies any Oracle technology within 3 months of its release. This ensures customers can adopt the latest of Oracle technology as per their business needs.
- Using Oracle DB and Oracle Linux means better support for the customer as the JD Edwards team has direct access to the development teams of these products to ensure faster resolution of any issues.
- The JD Edwards team has regular interactions with the product teams of all Oracle products used by JD Edwards. This means there is visibility into the future roadmaps and also plan JD Edwards roadmaps based on them, this ensures customers that JD Edwards will regularly assess and continue to provide the best support for their Oracle stack in the future.
- The JD Edwards team publish the JD Edwards reference architecture and other best practices based on Oracle Linux and Oracle Database. For customers, it is a commitment from JD Edwards to provide a recommended architecture, validate it with every release, and ensure that they are informed of any updates based on technological enhancements.
- New features such as Orchestrator and UX One rely on Oracle WebLogic technology and are not running on IBM WebSphere.
Based on the above and combined with the very competitive pricing OCI is a very good alternative to run your JD Edwards workloads. Topping it up with our Managed Services delivers customers a state-of-the-art platform enabling Digital Transformation and new business challenges.
If you want to know more contact us to discuss the advantages of your specific situation.
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