How Oracle Users Plan to Tackle Cloud Adoption

The results of a survey into Oracle Cloud adoption and usage have been released this week at the COLLABORATE 17 Forum in Las Vegas. The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) joined with Oracle to conduct the OAUG user community survey.

The results showed that 70 percent of respondents who have plans to adopt Oracle Cloud solutions will do so in the next three years, with 35 percent planning to implement Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to run with their existing Oracle on-premises installations and 29 percent planning to use Oracle Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) services to accelerate Development and Testing efforts in the next 12 months.

On average, 81 percent of respondents felt that learning about cloud solutions will maintain or enhance their career development, citing company needs, technology advancements and professional development as the primary reasons. 84 percent of respondents are interested in information on how Oracle SaaS can co-exist with their on-premises implementations, 79 percent are interested in how Oracle PaaS can extend on-premises functionality and deliver innovation faster, and 74 percent are interested in how Oracle can host their on-premises implementations using Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to reduce their operational expenses.

Additionally, survey respondents overwhelmingly selected user experience stories as the most helpful information to support their evaluation or implementation of Oracle Cloud solutions, followed by information on the path to cloud, hybrid co-existence, and end-user networking and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

“The results of the survey indicate the majority of our community has a very strong interest in learning about cloud solutions, and therefore the OAUG will continue to develop and provide educational resources related to cloud, co-existence and on-premises environments to help our members on their individual journeys,” said Alyssa Johnson, president of the OAUG. “This presents an excellent opportunity to work with our members to share their stories, lessons learned and experiences as they evaluate options for cloud and co-existence environments.”


“These survey results reflect trends we’re seeing in the marketplace and highlight the importance of choice as organizations consider how to take advantage of cloud,” said Steve Daheb, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Every company starts in a different place and has a unique story to share. Our Oracle user groups and communities provide an important resource for any customer looking for best practices. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the OAUG and highlighting their members’ experiences on their cloud journeys.”

454 survey responses were collected with respondents self-identifying their roles. 29 percent of respondents were from technology management, 13 percent from business analysts, 13 percent from finance and accounting, and 10 percent from database administration.