Oracle Cloud Gains Strong Momentum in Asia

With the current pandemic situation accelerating the needs of a number of businesses in Asia to transition to more remote-friendly setups, many of them are finding solace with Oracle’s powerhouse products including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Autonomous Database. These products leverage their lower costs, better security and management and higher performance to give businesses a distinct advantage over others. Oracle helped drive greater business productivity and efficiency to companies like NRI, Nissan, Hansol PNS and 7 Eleven in the Philippines.

It is increasingly clear that customers perceive Oracle as a strategic partner for their cloud requirements.  Our autonomous cloud generates new types of value for our customers.  It is the answer to their resource challenges, their cybersecurity challenges, performance challenges – most of all Oracle cloud technology has superior economics.  Given the current circumstances and operating environments across the world, customers are responding with commitment to Oracle cloud technology to reflect their support of the value being offered.

Said Garrett Ilg, Executive Vice President and Head of Oracle Japan and Asia Pacific.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle has opened 8 new cloud regions across Asia Pacific in just over a year. These facilities are located in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, Seoul and Chucheon in South Korea and Mumbai and Hyderabad in India. This second generation cloud from Oracle offers autonomous operations, minimizing risk of human error and provide maximum security, whil delivering high-performance server-less services at minimal cost.

As one of the largest convenience stores in the Philippines, with over 2,900 stores distributed nationwide we need a robust and resilient IT infrastructure to ensure we can meet our customers’ demands 24/7. With growing volumes of data is growing, our systems are under pressure, with Oracle Cloud we can now run the exact same software in the cloud with no code changes, even where there are customization, and we get better performance, better cloud native security features, we’ve been able to improve and automate tasks currently and as a result, improve the customer experience and speed of service.

said Jeru Andrade, Systems Support Team Leader, IT division, Philippines Seven.

Users of the new facilities also include companies like NRI, Nissan, Riken and Otaru University of Commerce in Japan, the Law Society in Australia, Medicom in South Korea, Hindalco, Indian Oil Corporation and Star Health Insurance in India, as well as City Bank in Bangladesh and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Pakistan.

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is also making waves in the ISV industry with users like Creansmaerd, Itochu Cable Systems, TIS Hokkaido in Japan, Emersion, iliveit and Applied Precision Medicine in Australia, Drain Leaders Astems and CIP Systems in South Korea and Comviva in India.

Also being made available in Asia Pacific this year is a new Microsoft Azure Cloud interconnect location in Tokyo that enables businesses to share data across applications running in Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud, and the availability of Oracle Cloud VMWare Solution which is a dedicated, cloud-native VMware-based environment that gives enterprises the ability to easily move their production VMware workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Autonomous Database also saw an increase in usage, helping companies reduce operational costs by up to 90% with its converged, cloud-native database capabilities and machine learning-based automation for full lifecycle management. It also supports both transaction processing and data warehousing workloads which is offered not only via cloud, but also on-premise solutions in the customer’s data center behind the customer’s firewall using Oracle Cloud@Customer.

Big ticket companies are benefiting from Oracle Autonomous Database like AS ONE and Propre in Japan, Hansol PNS and DB Hitek in Korea, AU Small Finance Bank and Sharda University in India, Regional Development Bank in Sri Lanka, Kerry Logistics, Hehegu and Pagoda in China, AsiaPay in Hong Kong, and Johor Ports and JNE in ASEAN.

When I evaluated Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, it was incredible to see the high performance it achieved without any manual tuning by us – all we did was migrate the data. After getting started in our production environment, it became increasingly clear that the Autonomous Database really doesn’t need tuning. Previously, it took several months to collect and analyze real-estate information. Now by leveraging Oracle Autonomous Database, we can develop unique services such as propPITCH, propTREE and propCHART, which can provide daily data in real-time. By relying on Oracle Autonomous Database for our operations management, we have been able to spend more time and focus on developing analytics services to create a strong foundation from which we can expand to deliver new and innovative services based around real-time information.

Said Mr. Ryota Negishi, Chief Technology Officer, Propre Japan.