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Well.. Oracle 18c.. one release more.. ? Uhmm perhaps not.. Oracle 18c has a that kind of air of.. “Starting now.. it's when Oracle Cloud Database will mark a real strong beginning..”

 I have been playing with Oracle Databases in Cloud from some years ago when all this was barely starting.. when it was more the concept of "Cloud Computing" as a whole.. I'm talking about when the Cloud Computing model was originally designed to be implanted “On-prem”, basically with an arrange of  some servers.. software.. resources ( CPU.. Memory.. etc ) and all that could be managed by Enterprise Manager to built your own Cloud infrastructure but “On-prem”.. the service of Public Cloud was not still available in that time.. In that time we started to know concepts of “Pay-as-you-go..”.. “Chargeback..” and things like that.. the real concept of that first commercial proposal was really a model of "Cloud Computing"

 In that time the concept of Oracle Database Cloud was extreme far from what it’s nowadays.. of course.. the product.. the concept was getting mature.. getting shape..

A couple of years later the first Public Cloud services appeared in the market.. Uhmm.. this was really a more close image to what we were having in mind about Oracle Database Cloud.. of course.. it was product that was changing al time.. and getting mature.. at the beginning you could not choose the database character set.. the wizard interface had more steps.. and so on.. it was like a child opening his/her eyes to the world.. and we could enjoyed how all that was growing..

Little by little more Oracle Database Cloud Services were starting to be available as per we have now:

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service
  • Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Database Service
  • Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service
  • Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine
  • Oracle Database Express Cloud Service

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