Oracle Cloud offers various layers of services all in a broad and highly integrated public cloud. It helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing business agility, lowering costs and reducing IT complexity. Sure the idea of business transformation is different for different LOBs (Line of Business) and even varies from person to person. However, understanding the various products and offering of Oracle Cloud from a functionality standpoint and seeing how a cohesive strategy can be built for your organization is definitely a start.
Software as a Service (SaaS) - Also referred to as Oracle Fusion Cloud is a full suite of modern applications in cloud. These applications are integrated with social, mobile and analytical capabilities to help you deliver the experiences customers expect, the talent to succeed and the performance the market demands. With the foundation of Oracle Fusion Cloud being E-BS, there are 6 application modules- ERP (Enterprise resource planning), SCM (Supply chain manufacturing), HCM (Human Capital Management), CX (Customer Experience), EPM and horizontal applications.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Oracle’s Cloud Platform services help enterprise IT rapidly build and deploy rich applications or extend Software as a Service (SaaS) applications using an enterprise-grade cloud platform based on the industry's #1 database and application server. With a wide range of offerings from Java cloud service (JCS), database cloud service (DBCS) to process cloud service (PCS), PaaS enables businesses to extend the functionalities of their existing on premise or cloud systems by integrating them with cloud solutions.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Infrastructure services provide a set of core infrastructure capabilities like elastic compute, dynamic messaging and storage to let you run any workload in the cloud. Oracle IaaS complements PaaS by providing a complete, integrated, secure infrastructure solution that can scale with your business growth. This solution allows organizations to start provisioning and managing infrastructure components as on-demand services. Existing on-premise applications can start leveraging the benefits of Oracle Cloud without having to change applications.