Migrating to the Cloud

1st Edition

Oracle Client/Server Modernization

Authors: Tom Laszewski Prakash Nauduri
Paperback ISBN: 9781597496476
eBook ISBN: 9781597496483
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 3rd October 2011
Page Count: 400
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Migrating to the Cloud: Oracle Client/Server Modernization is a reference guide for migrating client/server applications to the Oracle cloud. Organized into 14 chapters, the book offers tips on planning, determining effort and budget, designing the Oracle cloud infrastructure, implementing the migration, and moving the Oracle cloud environment into production.
Aside from Oracle application and database cloud offerings, the book looks at various tools and technologies that can facilitate migration to the cloud. It includes useful code snippets and step-by-step instructions in database migration, along with four case studies that highlight service enablement of DOS-based applications, Sybase to Oracle, PowerBuilder to APEX, and Forms to Java EE. Finally, it considers current challenges and future trends in cloud computing and client/server migration. This book will be useful to IT professionals, such as developers, architects, database administrators, IT project managers, and executives, in developing migration strategies and best practices, as well as finding appropriate solutions.

Key Features

  • Focuses on Oracle architecture, Middleware and COTS business applications
  • Explains the tools and technologies necessary for your legacy migration
  • Gives useful information about various strategies, migration methodologies and efficient plans for executing migration projects


Primary: IT managers; database administrators; database developers; database architects

Secondary: project managers; data center managers; organizational application developers; programmers

Table of Contents

About the Authors About the Technical Editor Introduction Chapter 1 Migrating to the Cloud: Client/Server Migrations to the Oracle Cloud What Is Cloud Computing? Cloud Computing Service Models Cloud Computing Deployment Models The Oracle Cloud Legacy Client/Server Databases and Applications Why Migrate? Why Oracle? Migration Strategies Summary Endnotes Chapter 2 Identifying the Level of Effort and Cost Complexity of Database and Application SQL Migration Defined Overall Estimating and Scoping Approach Questionnaires First-Pass Migration with Oracle SQL Developer On-site Visit or Web Conference(s) Migration Workshop Scope Deliverables Analysis and Design Database Migration Schema and Data Stored Procedures Triggers Views Application Migration SQL Only Language Migration Language Migration: Sybase and SQL Server C/C++ APIs Service Enablement Integration Architecture Infrastructure Products, Utilities, and Tools Application Server Migration to Oracle WebLogic Hardware and Software Exadata and Exalogic: Database and Middleware Hardware and Software Oracle Virtualization and Oracle Enterprise Linux: Database and Middleware Hardware and Software Operating System Migration System, Customer Acceptance, and Performance Testing Moving to Production Other Things to Consider Project Management and Enterprise Architect Migration Effort Examples SQL Server Visual Basic Migration Estimate Sybase C++, PowerBuilder, Java, and Business Object Migration Estimate DB2 PowerBuilder and Java Migration Estimate Summary Endnotes Chapter 3 Methodology and Design Migration Options Methodology and Design Assessment Anal


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About the Author

Tom Laszewski

Tom Laszewski has over twenty years' experience in databases, middleware, software development, management, and building strong technical partnerships. He is currently the Director of the Oracle Platform Migrations Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tom Laszewski is currently the Director of the Oracle Platform Migrations Group.

Prakash Nauduri

Prakash Nauduri has over 18 years' experience working with databases, middleware, development tools/technologies, software design, development and training. He is currently the Technical Director of the Oracle Platform Migrations Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Prakash Nauduri is currently the Technical Director of the Oracle Platform Migrations Group.