Oracle has released a single integration platform to unify Cloud and on-premise applications for Salesforce.
The new Oracle Cloud adapters help businesses integrate their on-premise applications with new Software-as-a-Service Cloud applications.
The platform builds on its 300 standards-based integration adapters which integrate applications regardless of deployment location -- in the Cloud or on-premise.
They are supported by Oracle SOA suite.
According to a company statement, this unified integration approach reduces the time, cost and complexity of applications projects.
It also helps lower total cost of ownership by simplifying integration, consolidating toolkits and reducing maintenance costs.
Oracle vice president, product management, Demed L'Her, said, until now, organisations had relied on a mix of integration tools each focusing on either Cloud or on-premise apps.
"With Oracle Cloud Adapters, Oracle has extended our commitment to simplifying and securing key applications by unifying the integration experience between cloud and on-premises applications," he said.
"Oracle will continue to release additional out-of-the-box adapters with Oracle SOA Suite to help customers better connect to cloud applications."
The adapters minimise challenges often associated with session management, resulting in improved performance and increased efficiency.
It also allows firms to securely exchange data between Oracle SOA Suite and Salesforce.com and leverages the Credential Store Framework, which prevents confidential credentials from being exchanged over the network.
According to a company statement, another benefit is the reduced manual integration processes and maintenance costs, which is achieved by introducing a standardised wizard-based solution for integrating applications, whether in the cloud or on-premises.
By reducing the number of manual and customised steps with Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com, integration development time can be reduced by half when compared to traditional methods.
Rubicon Red chief technical officer, Matt Wright, said it was a 'game changer' addition to Oracle's comprehensive set of integration adapters.
"There is no longer a need for separate integration approaches for Cloud applications and on-premises applications," he said.
"With the Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com, Oracle has reduced the cost and complexity of integrating applications with a simplified and unified approach."
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