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 authors

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.