17 February, 2017
Q&A: Oracle’s Future Lies In Cloud, APIs, And Microservices
In addition to its Java work, the company is moving forward with cloud deployments, but will keep accommodating behind-the-firewall installations
In addition to Java, Oracle has been focusing lately on cloud, chatbots, and APIs. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill met with Oracle’s Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud, at this week’s DeveloperWeek conference in San Francisco to talk about the company’s technology directions.
InfoWorld: How are microservices and chatbots driving enterprises to an API-first strategy, the notion of which was posed in a description of your upcoming presentation?
Zavery: Chatbots are really an API-driven way of interacting and building using the underlying technology associated with chatbots. As a developer, you shouldn’t have to worry about the intent and all the algorithms and the AI and the neural network technology, which they use inside the chatbot in many cases. You want an ability to take your development APIs and say, this is an application I want to have interaction points from, then underlying it could be a mobile app. It could be a chatbot-based interaction through messenger services like Facebook Messenger, V-chat, WhatChat. As a developer, you shouldn’t have to worry about using chatbots as long as you have the right kind of interface to it.