Running JD Edwards Effectively on OCI

The adoption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is globally increasing across a range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail, and more. Additionally, Oracle has reported a significant growth in its Autonomous Database offering, which offers automated patching, tuning, and maintenance capabilities, reducing the need for manual intervention and improving system performance. Overall, the trend toward cloud, including OCI is unmistakable. As cloud technology continues to mature and evolve, we shall see continued growth in cloud adoption and migration.  

Upgrading an on-premises system is costly and can be uncertain. With OCI, businesses get new capabilities that automate the processes, along with new insights for better decisions making. As an additional business benefit, the cloud delivers ERP with a lower TCO and higher ROI. The efficiency gains that OCI features extend to an on-premise ERP like JD Edwards, are remarkable.

OCI Features and Efficiency Gains for JD Edwards ERP Systems

Load Balancing

With load balancing, JD Edwards can be scaled horizontally by adding more application servers to the cluster. This ensures that the workload is distributed evenly across the servers, preventing any single server from becoming overloaded and slowing down the application.  Load balancing provides High Availability (HA) by ensuring that requests are routed to healthy servers in the event of a server failure. This minimizes downtime and ensures that users can continue to access the ERP instance without interruption.

It also provides session persistence, which allows users to maintain their session state as they move between different application servers in the cluster. This ensures that users don't lose their work or must re-authenticate when they switch servers.

OCI Autonomous Database 

With Autonomous Database, Oracle manages and optimizes the database automatically, reducing the need for manual intervention and improving performance. This includes automatic tuning, patching, and scaling, which ensures that JDE system is always running on a highly optimized and efficient database. Autonomous Database provides a highly available database service, with automated failover and backup capabilities. This ensures your JDE systems continue to operate even in the event of a database failure, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous access to the application.

It also provides a highly secure database service, with built-in security features such as data encryption, network isolation, and advanced access controls. This ensures that JDE data is protected from unauthorized access and breaches, improving overall system reliability. In addition to this, the database scales automatically and elastically in response to changing workload demands, ensuring that JDE system always has the resources it needs to handle peak traffic without compromising performance or availability.

Identify Cloud Service (IDCS)

IDCS provides a centralized identity and access management solution, ensuring that only authorized users have access to the system. This includes features such as multi-factor authentication, password policies, and role-based access controls, which enhance security and minimize the risk of data breaches or unauthorized access. The Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities, allow users to access applications with a single set of credentials. This eliminates the need for users to remember multiple passwords and enhances user productivity.

The range of self-service capabilities that the feature brings, allows users to reset their own passwords and manage their own profiles. This reduces the workload on IT staff and enables users to resolve any access issues quickly and easily.

Compute Feature

With this feature, the workload is distributed evenly across the instances, preventing any single instance from becoming overloaded and slowing down the application. OCI Compute provides High-Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities, with the option to add GPUs, InfiniBand networking, and other hardware acceleration features. This enables JD Edwards systems to take advantage of the latest hardware technologies to optimize performance and handle demanding workloads.

The computing capabilities allow the system to scale up or down in response to changing workload demands. This ensures that the system always has the resources it needs to handle peak traffic without compromising performance or availability. There is also the flexibility to customize compute instances with different operating systems, configurations, and applications. This allows JDE systems to be optimized for specific workloads and to take advantage of the latest technologies and software updates.

Networking and Storage

OCI's networking features, such as FastConnect and Virtual Cloud Network (VCN), provide high-speed connectivity and low-latency network performance. This enables JDE systems to handle large volumes of network traffic. Additionally, VCN allows for private connectivity between JDE system and other applications in the cloud or on-premises, ensuring that data is transmitted securely and quickly.

OCI's Storage features, such as Block Volumes and Object Storage, provide high-performance and scalable storage options for JDE. Block Volumes offer low-latency, high-throughput storage for critical data and applications, while Object Storage provides scalable and cost-effective storage for backup and archival data. Additionally, OCI's Storage features can be customized to meet any specific storage, ensuring that the system can handle large amounts of data and provide optimal performance.