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
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Getting started

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.

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.

Using SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) or AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to modernize the back-end allows for hardware consolidation, reducing costs over time.

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.

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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.

Oracle Forms and Reports Migration - Workflow for Oracle Reports to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Post-migration services

After the migration is complete, here are the types of services we provide to support and extend your modernized solution.

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Blog posts

We have two great blog articles below that describe how we migrated Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports for two of our customers.

Moving Oracle Forms to The Web as a Part of Database Migration Project
16 May 2017 Andrey Ivanov

A government healthcare organization wanted to move their Oracle Forms to a modern web-based UI. We offered to migrate their source Oracle database to SQL Server while converting the d...

How to revive deprecated Oracle Reports
24 April 2017 Andrey Ivanov

A large European company decided to migrate their Oracle database system to SQL Server. Of course, they wanted to outmaneuver the performance of their original system. The original cus...

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.

Oracle to SQL Migration
21 September 2016 admin

Leveraging Microsoft SQL Server, DB Best can help Oracle customers achieve the performance, scale, and security that their mission-critical applications require while keeping costs und...

Modernizations to Microsoft's Data Platform
21 September 2016 admin

Cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, coupled with database technologies like SQL Server, enable organizations to quickly create and scale solutions that solve challenges and fuel ne...

Data Management Services for Microsoft Azure
8 November 2016 admin

DB Best Technologies is internationally known for comprehensive Data Management Services, database development and migration, and the creation of highly successful web and mobile syste...

Data Management for Amazon Web Services
8 November 2016 admin

DB Best Technologies is internationally known for comprehensive Data Management Services, database development and migration, and the creation of highly successful web and mobile syste...

Amazon Web Services Migration
17 November 2016 admin

DB Best Technologies is internationally known for comprehensive Data Management Services, database development and migration, and the creation of highly successful web and mobile syste...

BI & AA Offering for Microsoft
8 November 2016 admin

In combination with Microsoft SQL Server, Office, SharePoint and Cortana Analytics suite, DB Best has helped hundreds of customers deliver Business Intelligence solutions across their ...

BI and AA Offering for AWS
8 November 2016 admin

In combination with Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis and Amazon EMR, DB Best has helped dozens of customers deliver Business Intelligence solutions across their entire organ...

Data Management Services
18 August 2016 admin

Mission-critical systems drive your business, yet most organizations lack the IT expertise or resources to maximize system performance and achieve greater service availability, complia...

Case Studies

See how we helped a leading water utility company in Portugal looked for a way to modernize their aging customer management system to enable a change in their business model to provide the service for other regional water providers.

 

Oracle Forms and Reports Migration Improved Business Agility
17 November 2017 admin

A leading water utility company in Portugal looked for a way to modernize their aging customer management system to enable a change in their business model to provide the service for o...

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