IoT Business News | February 20, 2019
HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location platform services, and a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud has integrated the HERE Location Suite into its IoT services. This new integration enhances Oracle’s lineup of IoT applications by improving location precision for industrial assets connected to Oracle IoT Cloud applications to enable real-time machine health monitoring, remote warehouse operations management, freight transportation and last-mile delivery, and supply chain spatial health metrics. IoT is expanding at a rapid rate as enterprises and vendors become more aware of the possibilities of connectivity. As IoT evolves and the world becomes increasingly connected, more precise, accurate location data has become an ever-more critical component to effective IoT operations. Accurately pinpointing assets reveals crucial information about their functioning and usage, which offers businesses more valuable information about their products. For more than 15 years, HERE has been powering Oracle products with fundamental location functionalities, including mapping, geocoding and truck routing. This latest integration builds on that strong relationship. “Through our collaboration with Oracle we are creating an opportunity for customers to transform their businesses. Now that the HERE Location Suite is integrated into Oracle IoT Cloud, customers gain actionable intelligence to increase operational efficiency, from finding assets more quickly to proactively identifying and fixing vulnerabilities,” said Sandy Hogan, SVP General Manager Americas at HERE. “As a trusted, longtime partner, HERE provides Oracle with complete global mapping coverage and high-quality geocoding for the precise location insights required for our IoT applications,” said Jai Suri, Senior Director, Product Management, IoT Cloud at Oracle.
IoT Tech News | January 18, 2019
Oracle has launched the latest version of Java Card, its open application platform that secures some of the world’s most sensitive devices. The Java Card 3.1 is an extensive update that aims to offer more flexibility in order to meet the special hardware and security requirements of both existing secure chips and emerging IoT technologies. The Java Card 3.1 has features that addresses use cases across markets ranging from telecom and payments to cars and wearables. There are nearly six billion Java Card-based devices deployed every year. But the software platform, which is known to run security services on smart cards and secure elements, is already a leader in the market since many years. This platform has introduced some new features that make applications more portable across security hardware critical to IoT, which allows new uses for hardware-based security, such as multi-cloud IoT security models, and makes Java Card a suitable solution for billions of IoT devices that require security at the edge of the network. Security remains a key benchmark for the industry as 2019 begins to develop. Earlier this month BCC Research put together a report which predicted that the IoT security market, valued at £1.31bn, will reach £4bn by 2023 at a CAGR of 25.1%.
Network World | December 19, 2018
Combination of on-premises and cloud services works great if you are invested in Oracle’s cloud. I’m beginning to understand why Thomas Kurian left Oracle to try and right the foundering ship that is Google Cloud Platform. He reportedly butted heads with the boss (that would be Larry Ellison) over a desire to make Oracle products more readily available on competitive cloud platforms, and this announcement reflects that. It’s a nice bit of news if you are an Oracle customer, but not if you use a competitive product. Last week at KubeCon, the company announced the Oracle Cloud Native Framework, which is designed for organizations looking to build hybrid cloud architectures across both public cloud and on-premises infrastructure. It’s something all of the competition is doing, of course. Oracle’s efforts are best compared to Microsoft and IBM, since they also had legacy systems and customers to move to the cloud as well. In that regard, Oracle is doing a really good job at vendor lock-in. The public cloud part of Oracle Cloud Native Framework connects to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle's basic IaaS platform that allows organizations to build and run applications in Oracle's cloud data centers.