Quest Q&A Magazine Issue 4 2016 - Page 27

• Big Data encompasses all the data visualization and analytics technologies that help you make sense in real time out of the large amounts of data you collect from your IoT and other data collection systems. • Cloud increases business agility through rapid provisioning of technology infrastructure and equally rapid deployment of new applications. • Cognitive and learning technologies process natural language inputs and inquiries, and develop and communicate insights based on unstructured and structured data. One example is IBM’s Watson Health, which helps organizations to see and act upon health data patterns that previously were hidden. What has JD Edwards delivered to support Oracle’s Cloud offerings? JD Edwards customers can optimize their businesses by deploying EnterpriseOne on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), can extend JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology, and can complement JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS). JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is hybrid by design to enable your digital business through Choice and Control. JD Edwards offers the ability to provision new instances of EnterpriseOne for performance optimization on Oracle Cloud IaaS. IaaS includes computing, network and storage. Deployment on Oracle Cloud helps customers to quickly ramp up demo, dev/test, and production environments. JD Edwards offers two models, the Trial Edition and the Multitier Edition. The Trial Edition gives you access to Release 9.2 applications with the latest tools and technology. It is useful for exploring and demonstrating new features and products, as well as for running conference-room pilot projects. The Multitier Edition likewise gives you access to 9.2 with all components (as well as 9.1 images to build a 9.1 instance), but with the added ability to move your data and configurations from on premise environments to the Oracle Cloud for development,testing or for live operations. Secondly, through the Oracle Cloud’s Platform as a Service (PaaS), customers can distribute workloads and extend their cloud experience with additional capabilities. For example, instead of self maintaining your Oracle databases, you can use the Oracle Database Cloud Service. For the middleware tier, you can take advantage of Oracle’s Java Cloud Service. Furthermore, you can extend the capabilities of your JD Edwards environments using the IoT and Mobile Cloud Services. JD Edwards gives customers the flexibility to deploy their EnterpriseOne instances on-premise and in the Oracle Cloud to best meet their business requirements. In addition, customers also have the choice of complementing their JD Edwards applications with Oracle SaaS applications to support broader business processes while still taking advantage of JD Edwards core functionality and master data. There is more to come. JD Edwards has a robust roadmap of planned Cloud capabilities. Customers have easy access to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deployment options and downloads via Oracle Cloud Marketplace. What are the use cases where Cloud provides a competitive advantage? So far, we’ve mostly talked about operational performance optimization. Yet, sustainable processes of innovation in products, processes or technologies are the greatest source of competitive advantage. Q&A • Issue 4 • 2016 27