Cloud Applications and Platform Services based tech giant, Oracle is now known to be acquiring cloud computing companies. This move has been made by the company to focus more on industries such as utilities and construction. Oracle had also announced that it was ready to pay $9.3 billion for Netsuite, company known for providing cloud-based applications such as e-commerce, financial and retail management.
A new move has now been made by the company to add PHP development to its cloud platform. It was also revealed that company had plans to add other languages which include Ruby, expected to be added within three to four months. The PHP support was also said to be including PHP native runtime.
Google has added PHP support for their App Engine Cloud Platform and Oracle is not the first company to introduce this. But Oracle has more than just PHP support, the Oracle cloud’s Java has the capability to be paired with the PHP, making it different than the others. Siddhartha Agarwal, vice president of product management and strategy for Oracle Cloud Platform stated:"The thing is that they might want to be writing applications that are Java EE-based apps”.
Developers will be able to run databases such as Cassandra, as Oracle is going to introduce cloud services for NoSQL. Oracle API cloud services will be launched primarily targeting to develop and manage API’s.
Services will be provided for bare-metal cloud servers in a virtualized environment. The services which are going to be provided will not be having any software installed nor predetermined notions of the hypervisor. "You can bring up compute [services] in the public cloud, where [with] that compute you can install any kind of operating system on it [and] you can put any kind of virtualization on it," Agarwal stated.
Oracle also stated that it would acquire LogFire in order to improve the features of supply chain management cloud offering. LogFire is a company providing cloud-based warehouse management applications.