Why migrate oracle forms and reports solution to open standards
Organizations using older versions of Oracle Forms and Reports are often overwhelmed by increasing efforts to keep applications on older hardware and software platforms. In addition, older client-server architectures used by Oracle Forms are not suitable for moving applications to a web-based architecture. This is because of the high frequency of internal database calls that Oracle Forms makes to the Oracle Database engine.
DB Best has developed a set of tools that can help organizations migrate Oracle Forms and Reports to a modern web-based architecture that can be deployed on-premises or on Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, and any other public or private cloud platform using open-standards.
By migrating Oracle Forms to HTML5 and AngularJS, the web-based user experience is identical to the desktop-based Oracle Forms experience. The specialized Web API that DB Best created optimizes communications between web pages and database servers resulting in high-performance applications which scale with your needs.
Why take the risk of going to Oracle’s Application Express, a closed-architecture system, when you can have an application that runs on any cloud with an open architecture?
DB Best’s unique migration technology automates 95% of Oracle Forms and Reports code which provides:
- Faster conversion of forms and reports
- Shorter integration times
- Full test automation framework
- Modern architecture leveraging micro-services architecture
- Completely open code – no proprietary libraries from Oracle
- Flexible three-tier architecture
The best way to get started with your Oracle Forms and Reports migration project is through our future-state architectural design engagement. This is typically a 5 to 10 business day engagement where we:
- Evaluate your existing solution
- Understand your specific challenges
- Work with your team to develop a future-state roadmap
- Develop an ROI model to justify the migration
- Create a project plan to future-proof your Oracle Forms and Reports applications
In addition, we have a great three-day training program to ramp up your Oracle DBAs on SQL Server fundamentals.
Everybody is talking about the need for a digital transformation, but how do you get there? See how our future-state architecture design can use cutting edge technology to meet your organization’s needs.
We will guide you through the basics of SQL Server functionality, and show how it's compared with Oracle database applications.
How does it work?
Oracle Forms and Reports uses a client-server environment, requiring a direct connection between Oracle Forms and the Oracle Database backend. This configuration doesn’t allow for easy scalability as the read/write capabilities of the Oracle Database becomes a performance bottleneck.
DB Best’s solution replicates the exact end-user functionality of a client’s Oracle Form using HTML / AngularJS and hooks it into a web-based API that allows for data transfers that are load-balanced, alleviating issues stemming from the database server’s read/write ability.
The end result is a modernization plan that leads to an environment that is updated, cloud-enabled, and optimized to reduce latency, hardware, and operational costs. Identical functionality ensures events and triggers within Oracle Form are maintained.
The result provides the freedom to deploy on either Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services or event the Google Cloud Platform. Check the video for more details.
How Oracle Reports Migration to SQL Server Reporting Services Works
By migrating your Oracle reports to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), you future-proof your reporting solutions with the modern web and mobile capabilities. Our automated approach works with either your original Oracle database or a migrated SQL Server database. Because SSRS can use ODBC connects to other data sources, the process will also work with other databases as well.
Here is an example of the automation and manual workflow that our Oracle Reports to SSRS work.
Technologies we use to future-proof your modernized solution
As a Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Platform, we are ready to help you migrate your solutions to Microsoft Azure. We can help accelerate the digital transformation of your business utilizing new solutions built on Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Web Services
As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, we have done more migrations of on-premises databases to Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Redshift than any other partner in the world. We also built great new products that take advantage of AWS technologies.
Google Cloud Platform
As a Google partner, we have demonstrated to customers how to migrate workloads from on-premises to Google Cloud Platform VMs that take advantage of the high availability on this exceptional platform.
Microsoft SQL Server
Your SQL Server databases store and retrieve the lifeblood of your business – data. DB Best provides expert consulting services to organizations of all sizes for the mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server installations.
SQL Server Reporting Services
Get the most from SQL Server with its built-in report generating service. DB Best can help you master SQL Server Reporting Services and deliver a variety of interactive and printed reports.
Microsoft Power BI
Generate intuitive visualizations of the most complex business data from massive data warehouses and deploy visual Business Intelligence through interactive dashboards.
Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, fully-managed relational cloud database service built for developers. See how DB Best can help you migrate workloads to Azure SQL Database and improve the way you are using it today.
AWS RDS Platform
With the AWS RDS platform and infrastructure, you have many options for running your favorite database on EC2, RDS, and Aurora. Learn how we can optimize your database solutions on AWS.
Google Cloud Data Platform
See how DB Best can support your cloud-based OLTP needs by leveraging the Google Cloud Data Platform, taking advantage of SQL Server on Compute Engine as well as PostgreSQL and MySQL on Googles managed Cloud SQL service.
If you are using out-of-support Oracle databases, you may be facing huge licensing cost from Oracle. DB Best can help you optimize your Oracle licenses as part of a database upgrade or migrate the solution to other database platforms.
After the migration is complete, here are the types of services we provide to support and extend your modernized solution.
Are your DBA's stretched thin? Offload your IT needs to a dedicated team with industry-proven processes and world-leading tools and products
Our DevOps services introduce cultural changes, best practices, and new technologies to improve collaboration between business, development, and operations to create an agile application development lifecycle.
We'll take your initial app concept and turn it into a beautiful and functional web, mobile, desktop, or Internet of Things solution. Covering the full cycle of software development with optional 24/7 monitoring and support with our new solution services.
Check out the database consulting services we have used to help customers like you get the most out of their database platform.
We have two great blog articles below that describe how we migrated Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports for two of our customers.
Reference data sheet
Please check out our datasheet on AWS migration where we highlight how to migrate Oracle Forms and Reports to the AWS platform. Our approach also works with Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform.
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