Application Development Platform

25 October 2017
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The new platform, launched at the OpenWorld conference, incorporates massive cloud framework introduced by Oracle in the previous year’s conference.

Oracle on Monday is communicating early adopter accessibility of the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform in a bid to adopt advanced developer building applications for the cloud.

The platform is endowed with three new services which are: Oracle Container Registry Service, a secretive container registry service used for storage and circulation of container images through various deployments, Oracle Container Engine which is a service managed by Kubernetes meant for Kubernetes clusters creation and management and Oracle Container Pipelines
which is an comprehensive container lifecycle management service. The services can be utilized jointly or independently.

Officially launched at the annual OpenWorld conference, the iPhone application development platform utilizes the massive cloud framework established by Oracle in the previous year’s conference.

“The most appropriate apps to adopt on top of bare metal are containers and container native applications,” expressed Bob Quillin, the Oracle Container Group VP when speaking to ZDNet.

Further, the iPhone application development platform integrates with Oracle’s development of platform-as-a-service offerings and its application initiative ensuring a smooth experience for developers, said Quillin.

By using Kubernetes 1.7, the new platform offers an open, standards-based approach. A Docker V2-compliant API is exploited by the registry service.

“There are things used internally by customers,” commented Quillin. “On the Cloud, they want to see a replica stack to use, one in line with their corporate standards. This is what has been our motivation and to a large extend the whole community. There is a stack that is being lobbied for by people and is regarded as the standard stack to adopt. People using it internally are also persuading their vendors to embrace it as well.”

Oracle on Monday is also taking its Oracle Application Development platform a notch higher. Oracle is seeking to equip this platform with serverless capabilities by open sourcing Fn, a serverless developer project.

“We aspire to progress by working with community” using the open source project as the platform, stated Quillin. “One of the areas where standardization has not been very evident is serverless. It is only now that the realization on the importance of having a serverless is gaining ground. Efforts are being made in the open source community to develop a serverless that matches the opportunities offered by the open source Kubernetes movement and the open source container movement.”

Giving more insights with respect to Fn, Qullin stated that Fn is somehow far along in comparison to open source serverless projects. “People are capable of initiating functions on their own, as time goes by, Oracle will extend services aligned to Fn,” he further stated.

As at now, Fn can function on a device such a laptop, on any cloud or a private data center Because of its container native attribute, running of serverless functions is possible inside a container and so can they be managed in a manner similar to any other container. Fn.flow, an example of capabilities meant for developers, allows a developer to co-ordinate and organize functions in their respective language. It employs a wide range of application development languages such as Python, Go, Ruby and Java.

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