Oracle has debuted a new product to assist businesses in the complex task of integrating software-as-a-service [SaaS] systems with on-premises offerings.
The Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com is dubbed by Oracle as a single integration platform that brings together cloud and on-premises applications to reduce the workload placed on organisations.
“Oracle has extended our commitment to simplifying and securing key applications by unifying the integration experience between cloud and on-premises applications. Oracle will continue to release additional out-of-the-box adapters with Oracle SOA Suite to help customers better connect to cloud applications,” stated Deme L’Her, VP of product management at Oracle.
The service is designed to bring down the cost, time and complexity of application integration projects that take place across the cloud and on-premises applications. Cost of ownership is shrunk thanks to integration being simplified, toolkits being consolidated and maintenance costs reducing.
To make sure the process of exchanging data between the Oracle SOA Suite and Salesforce.com is as secure as possible, Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com leverages the Credential Store Framework that stops confidential credentials being shared over the network.
Integration development time can be reduced by up to half compared to traditional methods due to the fact that the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com cuts the number of manual and customised steps are required.
The service is supported by Oracle SOA Suite, which helps customers integrate with cloud applications and is a complete and unified application integration solution.
Oracle’s latest product comes as the result of a nine-year strategic partnership that was signed back in June 2013 with the sole purpose of integrating cloud offering and related technologies across applications, platforms and infrastructure.
Oracle has been working hard to bolster its cloud offering over the past year with a total of four new data centres being built in 2014 to increase the number it can offer to 17.