In this blog, we are going to look at Roles of Oracle Apps DBA in Cloud or better to say How the role of Apps DBAs managing Oracle E-Business Suite (R12) will change in Cloud.
If you are new to the cloud, then I would suggest you check my previous post on Cloud Service Model SaaS PaaS & IaaS
Does Cloud mean No Job for Apps DBAs?
Well, answer to this question is partially correct but it depends on how you see it. If you are talking Cloud in the context of Software as a Service (SaaS) then answer is correct.
A majority of tasks in SaaS will be performed by the Software/Cloud provider like Oracle, Microsoft (for Azure) or Amazon (for AWS).
However, there is still a big market for running Oracle E-Business Suite (R12) on IaaS or IaaS+PaaS. Similarly, there are (and more in future) custom Applications deployed on PaaS offering of Cloud that need a database on Cloud.
There are a lot of PaaS applications like Java Cloud Service (JCS), SOA Cloud Service (SOA CS), Process Cloud Service (PCS) etc and those services will be going to run on PaaS or IaaS and that is where the Job of Cloud DBA/Apps DBA.
Role of Cloud Apps DBA
- To understand the Architecture of EBS:
As an Oracle Apps DBAs, you will be handling Oracle E-Business Suite (R12) which basically has 3 Tier Architecture (To know more about Architecture, click here).
- To understand the Deployment Options on Oracle Cloud:
Oracle E-Business Suite (R12) can be deployed in 2 Ways which are Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Cloud at Customer (C@C). (To know more about Deployment Architecture, click here).
- You will need to learn Networking on OCI for EBS:
Networking for EBS (R12) on Cloud, is one of the most difficult topic for Apps DBAs & Architects. It consists of Region, Availability Domain, VCN, Subnet, Security Lists & Load Balancer (To know more about Networking, click here).
- You will need to learn Managing EBS with Cloud:
EBS Cloud Manager is a tool through which you can manage E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This tool can be used to Create, Manage, Configure Oracle application on Oracle Cloud (OCI) (To know more about EBS Cloud Manager, click here).
- You will need to learn Migration (Lift & Shift) to Cloud:
Lift & Shift is a process of migrating your on-prem Application & Databases to cloud and it is one of the most important aspects for Apps DBA to learn. (FREE Masterclass on Migrate EBS (R12) To Cloud With Almost Zero Downtime)
- You will need to learn Securing EBS on OCI:
Security is one of the important aspects of any application and for Securing EBS on OCI, there are many options at each level. Few of them are SSL Certificate, IAM, IDCS & TDE.
- You will need to understand High Availability & Disaster Recovery:
What will happen to the business if any unfortunate disaster happens or load increases? That is why you will need to learn about HA & DR (To know more about HA & DR, click here).
Now it’s your turn to post your answers in the comment section and let us know where you are facing challenges in EBS on Cloud
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If you are just a beginner to Oracle cloud, then check our below posts to start your journey:
- Oracle EBS Cloud Manager: New Release (19.3.1)
- [Video] Oracle EBS (R12) On Cloud Deployment Architecture
- Cloud Service Models (SaaS | PaaS | IaaS )
- Amazon AWS or Oracle Cloud (Confused ?): Right Choice for DBA’s
- Role of Oracle Apps DBA in Cloud
- EBS on Cloud Advance Training
- Oracle EBS(R12) on Cloud for Apps DBAs & Architects Training: Step By Step Activity Guides/Hands-On Lab Exercise
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