Oracle Cloud DevOps and Cloud Native Applications


Ever heard of DevOps? Well, if you’ve been in the hip scene of agile development then you might have heard this term. Development Operations is a consolidated platform of tools that are meant to promote communication between developers and IT operations while giving the ability to provide a quick development response in the form of continuous delivery. Those who have adopted the agile methodology have seen the benefits of quick delivery with the ability to adjust to rapidly changing business requirements. Oracle is trying to build on top of that type of methodology and consolidate the tools surrounding it with … Read More

Oracle Helps Simplify Cloud Adoption by Global Corporations


We are thrilled about Oracle’s commitment to “the cloud”. Oracle’s Public Cloud Services (aka “Oracle Cloud”) offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions for a myriad of enterprise challenges. With the large adoption of Oracle On-Prem solutions by enterprise organizations around the world, “Oracle Cloud at Customer” that has been announced today will be able to truly transform the way people work. It reminds us of the promise of Cloud and Hybrid-cloud environments as well as our early prototyping of technologies like OpenStack. It is wonderful to see advancement and competition in the cloud space, especially from a large enterprise player … Read More

IDaaS – Vendor + Product + Feature Matrix

Cloud computing graphic with icons

As is the case with many enterprise software packages, the ‘cloudification’ of these products has begun and many vendors have started to offer a version of their Identity and Access Management products as a PaaS or SaaS offering. At a very high level, these products are feature limited versions of traditional IdAM offerings, typically in a common cloud subscription based model. As a note, traditional vendors of IdAM products such as Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft, have been slower to uptake a true cloud offering (in a PaaS or IDaaS) model. While the vast majority of these products can be run in most … Read More

Automatically install software to your new AWS EC2 instances


When creating an AWS EC2 instance, you can configure a startup script or list of commands to be automatically executed. The commands are performed immediately following initialization and the process allows you to start multiple configured instances. This saves time by having programs install themselves before you have ever even needed to log in. The Advanced Details section in Step 6 of creating a new EC2 instance in the AWS dashboard provides a text area to enter all commands. The example in the photo shows some commands to update and install MySQL Database on an enterprise Linux instance. This allows a user to have access to an … Read More

Amazon Web Services on Salesforce

Amazon Web Services on Salesforce

There is an App available from Salesforce that makes connecting S3 buckets and EC2 instances incredibly simple. Referred to as the Amazon Toolkit. With Salesforce as a leader in the SaaS world, one might not see why integrating with AWS, a leader in the IaaS world, would be beneficial. Salesforce allows you to create incredibly simple custom apps for just about any requirement, but the raw data in these apps tends to be tucked away and hidden. Sometimes an organization might need to analyze data beyond Salesforce’s capabilities, or as a way of saving costs by backing up older records and … Read More

Preview of the Summer ’14 Release


The Summer ’14 release brings new features that help any business become a Customer company. There have been enhancements to: The Salesforce Mobile App for Admins Analytics Sales Cloud Service Cloud Salesforce for Outlook Communities ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Chatter Summer ’14 Detailed Feature List explains each of the new features in detail. This feature list was released by in July ’14. Below is a preview of some of the key features of this release.

Benefits of adopting the Salesforce1 Platform


Below is an infographic by Salesforce about some of the benefits experienced by organizations (based on an IDC survey of Salesforce customers) that have built business apps on the Salesforce1 Platform.