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Yesterday, at the ongoing KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, the Oracle team introduced the Oracle Cloud Native Framework. This framework provides developers with a cloud native solution for public cloud, on premises and hybrid cloud deployments. The Oracle Cloud Native Framework supports modern cloud native and traditional applications like, WebLogic, Java, and database. It comprises of the recently announced Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment and Oracle cloud infrastructure native services. The Oracle Cloud Native Framework supports both dev and ops so it can be used by startups and enterprises.

What’s new in Oracle Cloud Native Framework?

Application definition & development

  • Oracle Functions: It is a serverless cloud service based on the open source Fn Project that can run on-premises, in a data center, or on any cloud. With Oracle Functions, developers can seamlessly deploy and execute function-based applications without the hassle of managing compute infrastructure. It is Docker container-based and follows the pay-per-use method.
  • Streaming: It is a highly scalable and multi-tenant streaming platform that makes the process of collecting and managing streaming data easy. It also enables applications like security, supply chain and IoT, where large amounts of data gets collected from various sources and is processed in real time.


  • Resource Manager: It is a managed service that provisions Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources and services. It reduces configuration errors while increasing productivity by managing infrastructure as code.

Observability & Analysis

  • Monitoring: It is an integrated service that helps in reporting metrics from all resources and services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. It uses predefined metrics and dashboards, or service API for getting a holistic view of the performance, health, and capacity of the system. This monitoring service uses alarms for tracking metrics and takes action when they vary or exceed defined thresholds.
  • Notification Service: It is a scalable service that broadcasts messages to distributed components like, PagerDuty and email. The notification service helps users to deliver messages about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to a large numbers of subscribers.
  • Events: It can store information to object storage and trigger functions to take actions. It also enables users to react to changes in the state of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources.

The Oracle Cloud Native Framework provides cloud-native capabilities and offerings to the customers by using the open standards established by CNFC.

Don Johnson, executive vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure said, “With the growing popularity of the CNCF as a unifying and organizing force in the cloud native ecosystem and organizations increasingly embracing multi cloud and hybrid cloud models, developers should have the flexibility to build and deploy their applications anywhere they choose without the threat of cloud vendor lock-in. Oracle is making this a reality,”

To know more about this news, check out the press release.

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