Oracle Cloud Infrastructure first became freely accessible in 2016 under the name “Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services”, then in 2018 changed its name to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

OCI is a powerful service that contains Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) resources and offers computing, storage and networking capabilities. Moreover, it has a number of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) features, including fully managed Oracle autonomous databases, ATP and ADW, managed container orchestration using the open-source Kubernetes engine, and an integrated Docker registry container. The open-source provisioning tool Terraform is used by a wide range of different templates in the OCI ecosystem to deploy systems including multiple NoSQL databases, data integration platforms, and more.

OCI is designed with key cloud technologies to fulfill the needs of business applications. With bespoke security chips, it supports full user isolation for the cloud, full instance isolation for increased security and performance, L2 network virtualization, RDMA cluster networking, and flexible, scalable architecture.

The OCI platform enables rapid application development, which offers a DevOps platform for CI/CD, API management, an AI platform, and integration with SaaS and on-premise applications.

You can also access business analytics on the cloud, and produce insights from data in different apps, data warehouses, and data lakes. Analytics cloud, business intelligence, big data discovery, big data preparation, data visualization, and Essbase are among the services provided.