This solution shows how the use of Oracle Database in containers, Kubernetes, and the Container Storage Interface (CSI) Driver for the Dell EMC PowerFlex family (previously known as Dell EMC VxFlex family) transforms the development process. Using orchestration and automation, developers can self-provision an Oracle database, thereby increasing flexibility and productivity while saving substantial time in creating a production copy for development and testing environments.
We are focusing on the software development and testing use cases because many analysts agree that this market represents the most immediate opportunity to solve significant business challenges using Oracle databases on Docker containers. The current method for developing Oracle-powered applications consists of various platforms and tools. The process is overly complex and prone to creating schedule delays and cost overruns. Any path that has advantages for IT professionals and provides a more heterogeneous and familiar environment for software developers will likely gain significant adoption with minimal friction or risk.