In the spring of 2019, I decided that Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud (WMS) would move its architecture to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Autonomous Database. I didn't know that COVID-19 was just around the corner. I'd made the decision to move because I knew that the best way to deal with a complex world fraught with uncertainty was to rely even more upon the flexible cloud technologies Oracle had set its many applications-and reputation-on.
I never could have guessed that a pandemic would strike, and that our customers would suddenly find themselves responding to a massive spike in online activity. But that's exactly what happened, and because we had moved to the more powerful, smarter, and more elastic infrastructure, Oracle WMS (formerly known as LogFire) was able to help companies meet that increased demand with ease.
By embracing next-generation cloud architecture and a next-generation fully autonomous database, we thought we were getting our business ready for "tomorrow." We never thought for a moment that "tomorrow" literally meant tomorrow, but it did. So when tomorrow came early, we-and our customers-were technologically equipped to handle a flood of web traffic.