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Oracle Launches Data Integrator Cloud Service

Oracle expanded its cloud platform data integration offerings Feb. 13 with the launch of a Data Integrator cloud service that the company said will help organizations reach improved business decisions.

Oracle Data Integrator-Cloud Service (ODI-CS) “significantly simplifies and accelerates cross-enterprise data integration to support real-time analytics,” the company said in a news release. Pricing for monthly service is $2,000 for the non-metered version (per each operator console processor unit needed) and $4,000 for the metered version, according to Oracle’s web site. There’s also a $6.72-an-hour option.

“Metered services are sometimes quite useful for customers who have very large deployments where workloads may vary substantially over time,” Jeff Pollock, Oracle VP of product management, explained by email. “Also, customers who leverage ODI-CS for database migrations may prefer a Metered Rate because it allows them to elastically scale up and down without any long term commitments at a technical level,” he said.

Because today’s economy is so information-driven, data is a fundamental asset to the vast majority of businesses, Oracle said in its announcement. “As more and more data moves to the cloud, getting information and insight to the right people and the right applications at the right time becomes progressively more difficult,” it said.

But Oracle Data Integrator Cloud enables organizations to “improve their agility by deploying projects more quickly, reduce risk with an open, non-proprietary technology, and reduce costs with better productivity,” it said.

“To be effective and agile, enterprises need seamless communication and flow of data between sources and targets — data originating from IoT, Web, and business applications or data that is stored in the cloud or on premises,” Pollock said in the news release. He added: “Oracle Data Integrator Cloud provides businesses with a high-performance, simple, and integrated cloud service to execute data transformations where the data lies, with no hand coding required, and without having to copy data unnecessarily.”

The new service “helps organizations improve productivity, reduce development costs, and lower total cost of ownership by facilitating better data movement and transformation between Oracle and non-Oracle systems, data sources, and applications,” the company said. That’s because it offers a “flow-based declarative user interface along with release management capabilities that allow customers to improve productivity and better manage their code, as well as their development, testing and production environments,” it explained.

Oracle Data Integrator Cloud is fully integrated with Oracle’s PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, including Oracle Database Cloud, Oracle Database Exadata Cloud, and Oracle Big Data Cloud. Oracle also delivers pre-built integration for non-Oracle solutions, allowing users to seamlessly switch between underlying Big Data technologies including Hive, HDFS, HBase, and Sqoop, Oracle said.

The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS (Software as a Service) applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day, according to the company.