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What are your options when it comes to building cross-platform Oracle mobile apps? Let's discuss popular mobility solutions for Oracle shops.
Oracle has been in the business of delivering the most comprehensive suite of enterprise applications since its inception. Over the years it has built a formidable range of on-premises applications to support productivity in large organizations. Many enterprises rely on Oracle’s applications to power their daily operations.
However, faced with technological disruptions like cloud-native computing and containerization, and competition from much smaller startups, Oracle’s large enterprise customers are now looking to integrate those business critical systems into a mobile-first world. In this post, we'll discuss popular options for Oracle shops.
Oracle has a wide range of solutions and products to cater to every kind of enterprise. Here is a list of the key platforms that Oracle delivers:
Organizations that rely on Oracle’s products typically use more than one Oracle product, or an entire suite. They use Oracle products for multiple teams like Finance, Sales, HR, IT and Marketing. These organizations ideally want to have their applications and data tightly integrated across teams. Some enterprises have decades worth of data in these systems.
This data needs to be accessed and consumed not just on a local network but by new digital business initiatives and a modern workforce that’s increasingly mobile-first. However, beginning with on-premise implementations, these organizations have accumulated significant technical debt over the years and face various challenges when looking to drive mobility.
Oracle is well-aware of the dilemma facing its customers. They chose Oracle’s enterprise solutions in the pre-cloud era, and are now looking to evolve their technology stack. Oracle recommends that customers move their on-premise Oracle applications to the Oracle Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform. Oracle Mobile Platform particularly focuses on extending legacy platforms like EBS and JD Edwards and enabling a new layer of mobility for them. Not only this, Oracle has made numerous efforts to create mobile apps with modern user interfaces. The Fluid redesign for Oracle PeopleSoft is the best example of this effort. In recent years, Oracle has shown that they have a comprehensive vision for cloud adoption and enterprise mobility. Oracle mobility solutions are a great option for organizations looking for enterprise-grade technology and the desire to work with one strategic vendor in Oracle.
When considering alternatives, Progress has decades of experience integrating Oracle technology and works with more Oracle shops than any other ISV in the mobile appdev space. The mobility solution from Progress is Progress Kinvey, which delivers Oracle mobile apps with enterprise-grade integration using Kinvey Accelerate data management with Progress DataDirect.
Progress Kinvey delivers a number of benefits versus other third party mobility solutions:
In summary, Progress Kinvey is the low-risk and low-friction approach for organizations to deliver Oracle apps using a third party mobile platform. If you’re looking for an application development partner, you can request a quote from a Progress Kinvey partner with deep Oracle experience.
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Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.
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