Moving to the cloud has several benefits, including increased productivity, decreased operating expenses, and organizational agility. By switching from Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, users can take advantage of these advantages (OCI). Customers who switch to Oracle Cloud will gain access to all of Oracle’s cloud-based services in addition to some extra advantages, just like they did with on-premises deployments.
Various tips and factors that you must keep in mind while doing the Oracle EBS to Cloud Migration can be as follows:
Application Versions and Certification Status: To be sure they will all work properly in the cloud, you should examine the versions and certification requirements of the database, browser, O/S, Java, and more in addition to those for Oracle EBS. Keep in mind that Oracle EBS 12.1.3’s premier support will end in December 2021. If pre-migration upgrades are required, schedule time for them.
Interface Jobs: Examining your interface jobs is the first thing you should do when getting ready for cloud migration. This is important since it will influence several decisions you make later and affect how complicated your cloud migration will be. Review the transaction volume statistics for each interface task. Make sure the connectivity is still functional and that the job executes and completes as intended.
Data Migration Strategy: Review your data migration plan to make sure the cutover time is as short as possible. You may face severe downtime depending on the cloud platform you use, and as we all know, downtime is not fun! Determine the permitted downtime for cutover so that you are aware of the time constraints. With a zero-downtime plan, you must adopt a very different strategy than, say, one that allows for 48 hours of downtime.
Storage Footprint: Analyse your storage needs and the possible savings offered by the cloud. Your data will grow when it moves to the cloud if your existing solution uses compression and deduplication. Examine the cost and usage of your on-premises production and non-production database storage as well. Recognize the overall impact and potential changes that your chosen cloud solutions and any storage restrictions may have on your Oracle EBS setup.
Testing Strategy: By assessing your testing plan, you can minimise post-migration surprises. In the proof of concept (POC) stage, we advise treating your testing as if it were user acceptance testing (UAT). Utilize a regression and load testing technique for KPI testing, and run the scenarios in a setting similar to production. The jobs that are running and finishing, the runtimes, and the volume details are what you want to look at.
Cloud migration enables users to benefit from the scalability and elasticity of the cloud. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides a comprehensive range of cloud computing services and includes a comprehensive set of managed services and extensive self-service capabilities to help customers quickly and easily start leveraging the advantages of the cloud. Although an Oracle EBS cloud migration may be trickier than those of other databases and apps, taking your time and paying attention to the details can pay off in the end. Reviewing these seven elements in advance of carrying out your Oracle EBS cloud migration will help you transform the unknown into the known and increase your chances of success.