Oracle Cloud Native Framework Announced
December 11, 2018

Oracle announced the Oracle Cloud Native Framework, providing developers a cloud native solution that spans public cloud, on premises and hybrid cloud deployments.

Capitalizing on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the recently announced Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment, the Oracle Cloud Native Framework introduces a rich set of cloud native managed services and on-premises software. The Oracle Cloud Native Framework also introduces Oracle Functions, a new breakthrough serverless cloud service based on the open source Fn Project.

To further enable developers to build and deploy modern applications, Oracle is introducing a rich set of first class Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services built on Oracle's Gen 2 Cloud IaaS and existing foundational Kubernetes orchestration and management layer, the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE). These new offerings are focused on three critical Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud native layers:

Application Definition & Development

- Oracle Functions: Scalable, multi-tenant serverless functions that let users focus on writing code to meet business needs without having to know about any infrastructure concepts. Users only pay when a function is invoked, but pay nothing when the code is not running.

- Streaming: A highly available, scalable and multi-tenant streaming platform that makes it easy to collect and manage streaming data. Streaming enables applications such as IoT, security and supply chain, where large amounts of data are collected from many sources and need to be processed in real time.

Provisioning

- Resource Manager: A managed service that can provision all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources and services. Resource Manager reduces configuration errors and increases productivity by managing infrastructure declaratively (i.e. "infrastructure as code") using industry standard Terraform.

Observability & Analysis

- Monitoring: An integrated service that reports metrics from all resources and services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Use predefined metrics and dashboards, or use the service API to obtain a wholistic view of the health, performance, and capacity of the system. The monitoring service includes alarms to track these metrics and take action when they vary or exceed defined thresholds. Alarms provide a critical service to help users meet service level objectives and avoid interruptions.

- Notification Service: A scalable service that broadcasts messages to distributed components, such as email and PagerDuty. With the notification service, users can easily deliver messages about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to large numbers of subscribers through a publish-subscribe pattern.

- Events: An offering that enables users to react to changes in the state of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources, both when initiated by the system or by user action. Events can store information to Object Storage, or they can trigger Functions to take actions, Notifications to inform users, or Streaming to update external services.

With the announcement of Oracle Functions, a new serverless solution based on the open source Fn Project, developers can easily deploy and execute function-based applications without the need to manage compute infrastructure. Oracle Functions is Docker container-based and completely pay-per-use, so charges are incurred only when functions are run. The underlying Fn Project, which Oracle Functions offers as a fully-managed service, can run on-premises, in a data center, or on any cloud. The Oracle Cloud Native Framework supports both modern (cloud native) and traditional (WebLogic, Java, and database) applications. The enterprise grade platform can be leveraged for sustainable strategy, managed services, and curated OSS.

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