Oracle Introduces Next-Generation Monitoring and Analytics Solution—Oracle Management Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld today Oracle is announcing a suite of integrated monitoring, management and analytics solutions for IT organizations. Part of the Oracle Cloud Platform, the new services are called Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) and are aimed at enabling a real-time, collaborative environment in which DevOps leaders, line-of-business managers and business analysts to have an end-to-end view into the applications and technologies that support business services.

“There is unprecedented pressure to deliver features, functionality, and updates much faster than they have ever been done before,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president, Systems & Cloud Management at Oracle, in an interview before OpenWorld. But, at the same time there is less patience than ever for slow-performing applications. As a result, there is a greater need to reduce critical errors and reduce the time to troubleshoot problems when they occur. “This requires new class of services that can help our customers accomplish these somewhat conflicting goals that they have,” said Ramamurthy.

Oracle Management Cloud eliminates multiple information silos across end user and infrastructure data and eliminates the complex manual application monitoring processes, multiple toolsets and dependence on large groups of IT staff that comprise troubleshooting and decision-making today. It is designed for today’s heterogeneous environments running Oracle and non-Oracle software, across on-premises, Oracle Cloud and third-party cloud services. Built on a horizontally scalable platform with high throughput big data processing, it provides real-time analysis and deep insights across technical and business events.

“It provides all the various components of IT operations management, which means being able to monitor your applications, understand what the performance challenges there are, being able to diagnose that, run analytics on it,” said Ramamurthy. “Oracle Management Cloud is meant to be an umbrella for a class of services around IT operations management, similar to Oracle Marketing Cloud or Oracle Sales Cloud.”

At OpenWorld, Oracle launched three newly available services as part of the suite: Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service, Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service, and Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service. The three services are integrated but can be purchased individually, Ramamurthy.

“Most of our customers don’t have a data problem, they have plenty of data,” said Ramamurthy. “But the ability or lack thereof to find the right set of data at the right time is the challenge. What we have done is created a data platform where you can bring in all of your data and it will automatically get correlated to help you easily find out where the problem is and this data platform is the foundation for all of the services that we are building on top.”

Three Newly Available Services from Oracle

  1. Oracle Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Cloud Service allows users to “triage issues across tiers,” said Ramamurthy, providing development and operations teams with the information that they need to find and fix issues with today’s mobile and web applications rapidly, via deep visibility into your application performance from the end user experience, through application server requests, and down to application logs. “It can automatically understand your application topology,” said Ramamurthy.  “It knows how many mid-tier components - whether it is a Java server or .NET, how may VMs they are running on, how many web servers are there, how many databases are there. It can understand the topology and if some of the topology changes because of elasticity due to expansion and shrinkage based on the system load, it can automatically adjust to that. This is crucial in today’s dynamic environments.”
  2. Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service monitors, aggregates, indexes, and analyzes all log data from your on-premises and cloud applications and infrastructure – enabling users to search, explore, and correlate this data to troubleshoot problems faster, derive operational insight and make better decisions. “It can give you just the right logs for the application you want to look at,” said Ramamurthy. “The ability to do topology-aware exploration makes it easy to take these logs and make some sense out of it in a really quick and meaningful way.”
  3. Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service provides 360-degree insight into the performance, availability, and capacity of applications and IT investments, enabling executives, analysts, and administrators to make critical decisions about their IT operations based on comprehensive system and data analysis. “Being able to do performance analysis, being able to do resource trending and capacity planning is what the IT Analytics Cloud Services you to do.”

According to Oracle, the Oracle Cloud - which delivers an integrated portfolio of services for application development, business analytics, content and collaboration, data management, integration, and mobile - now supports more than 70 million users and more than 33 billion transactions each day. It runs on 54,000 devices and more than 700 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world.

More information is available about Oracle Management Cloud.