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Oracle Beefs Up IoT Cloud

Introduces new services to help enterprises monitor equipment, factories, fleets and employee movements.

Mitch Wagner

February 13, 2017

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Oracle Beefs Up IoT Cloud

Oracle announced Monday that it's extending its cloud Internet of Things service to manage equipment and other assets, factories and other plants, commercial fleets and employee movements.

Oracle's objective is to allow enterprises to feed the streams of data generated by assets, plants, fleets and employees into business applications to generate insights that can be applied to optimizing the business.

"Our objective for this is to turn this IoT opportunity into a business capability," Jon Chorley, Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) group vice president of supply chain management product strategy, tells Light Reading. "The key is to translate signals into business-relevant data,"

Those business applications would, of course, be provided by Oracle -- specifically, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Applications. Funny how that works out.

The new Oracle IoT Applications are IoT Asset Monitoring Cloud, IoT Production Monitoring Cloud, IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud and... wait for it... IoT Connected Worker Cloud (because IoT Employee Monitoring Cloud would be too creepy a name). The Connected Worker service is designed particularly for mining and other vertical industries where tracking and accurate monitoring of the workforce is critical and required by regulations.

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The asset, production and fleet monitoring services are designed to both minimize maintenance needs and also optimize performance, Chorley says.

IoT is a competitive arena for multiple cloud providers. Cisco bought IoT cloud provider Jasper for $1.4 billion a year ago, while Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM and Google all have cloud IoT services. (See Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B.)

Oracle also introduced Data Integrator Cloud, a new cloud service supporting real-time analytics to help organizations make better business decisions.

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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