Best Practices from Oracle Development's A‑Team

Leverage Oracle PaaS for Oracle SaaS

Arvind Srinivasamoorthy
Sr. Director, Oracle A-Team


Note: This blog was originally written in 2015. Since then some service names have changed, and more technical capabilities have been added. This infographic however largely stays relevant and shows the combined Oracle PaaS for SaaS capabilities. Please refer https://cloud.oracle.com for the latest list of Oracle Cloud offerings


These days I spend a lot of my time helping Oracle SaaS customers unlock the potential that Oracle PaaS has to offer. In other words, leveraging PaaS to augment SaaS functions, to open up SaaS to new channels of data, and to integrate SaaS with other cloud/ on-premises solutions. So, a little more about it in this post ..

A quick look at https://cloud.oracle.com would reveal that Oracle offers over 18 PaaS services that span an expansive breadth of technologies allowing you to architect highly-distributed and scalable solutions. Depending on your use-case, these PaaS services can unlock new possibilities for your SaaS such as

  • Allowing Oracle Service Cloud users to initiate predictive maintenance for your IoT-enabled devices

  • Enabling collaboration with co-workers, partners, and customers through Oracle Social Network and Oracle Document Cloud Service

  • Acquiring actionable intelligence from large sets of enterprise and social data using Oracle Social Engagement and Oracle Big Data Services

  • and many more..

Oracle PaaS services all offer rich-sets of APIs that allow you to design all-Oracle SaaS-PaaS solutions or solutions that include other cloud/on-premises systems that you may have. Should you wish to leverage Oracle PaaS for your SaaS, Oracle makes this easier - by providing you with features such as pre-built integration and unified security.

I created this infographic to depict some possibilities when using Oracle PaaS services in conjunction with Oracle Customer Experience SaaS services. I've also illustrated the APIs and other mechanisms that connect these PaaS and SaaS services.




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