Oracle submits cloud interoperability API

Oracle submits cloud interoperability API

Summary: Oracle on Wednesday said it will submit an application programming interface to the Distributed Management Task Force in the latest move to address cloud interoperability.

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Oracle on Wednesday said it will submit an application programming interface to the Distributed Management Task Force in the latest move to address cloud interoperability.

Cloud interoperability is becoming a big theme for vendors, which are proposing various standards to avoid lock-in.

Oracle's move comes a week after Intel and a bevy of IT buyers formed a coalition to make clouds interoperable. The Intel effort is called the Open Data Center Alliance.

Oracle's API focuses on moving cloud resources whether they are public or private. "The API abstracts away from the underlying resources and turns them into logical entities," said Rex Wang, vice president of product marketing at Oracle. Wang said it submitted its API to the DMTF because it has been around a long time and is a good place to "facilitate discussions."

Specifically, Oracle submitted its Cloud Elemental Resource Model API to the DMTF. The idea is to have the API considered for the DMTF's proposed infrastructure as a service cloud standard.

"A lot of companies share this goal of making sure clouds are interoperability and open standards," said Wang. "It's the fundamental promise of cloud computing."

Indeed, you can expect a bevy of upcoming cloud interoperability moves from vendors.

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  • RE: Oracle submits cloud interoperability API

    How does compare with SNIA's Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification and is Oracle's API for databases only?
    Thank you.
    cthibodeau2
  • Why would anybody want to use an Oracle API?

    Oracle is currently suing Google for using the Java API. The jury is in deliberations on this topic as I write this.

    For years, Sun advocated use of the Java API as being free. Then, after Oracle acquires Sun, they turn around and sue?

    If I were any of the other companies with a vote on this, Oracle's proposal would be DOA.
    seeks2know
  • By all means.. use our API.. just don't make any money or we'll sue you.

    For Billions no doubt. This is exactly why Oracle shouldn't be going after Google over API copyright.. nobody is going to take them seriously anymore with regards to copyright anymore. sure, they can try the patents if they want.. I don't like software patents and think they are anticompetitive.. but they bought right to try so let them. API's are another thing. Oracle seems likely to set interoperability and compatibility back decades if they win their API argument.

    crazy......
    frankieh