Enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform are released on a continual basis. Starting this month, Oracle will release a monthly summary about new and enhanced Infrastructure as a Service functionality.
Oracle is excited about the next update of Oracle Content and Experience Cloud Service (formerly Oracle Documents Cloud Service) currently scheduled for a April 2017 release. To ensure you get the most out of Oracle’s latest features and updates, Oracle is providing an exclusive sneak peek at the new features and capabilities included in the upcoming release via a pre-release webcast. The webcast will also include a roadmap discussion and provide a forum for feedback discussion and a Q&A.
In February 2017, Oracle launched Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service which is WebCenter Portal delivered in the Oracle Public Cloud. WebCenter Portal Cloud provides cloud-based provisioning and management of hardware and software. It is built on top of Oracle Java Cloud Service (JCS) and Oracle Database Cloud Service.
The core Oracle Public Cloud Services including Java Cloud Service, Database Cloud Service, and Storage Cloud Service offerings are available in two ways: Metered and Non-metered. This post will attempt to explain the differences using Java Cloud Service as an example.
Metered services are a pre-paid offering, also referred to as “a-la-carte” or “committed” offerings. A metered cloud service like Java Cloud Service or Database Cloud Service is where you are charged based on the actual usage of the service resources on an hourly or monthly basis.
Non-metered services are a subscription-based offering, also referred to as “standard subscription” or “uncommitted” offerings. A Non-metered service is essentially a monthly or annual subscription for a fixed service configuration which you typically cannot change.