At last month’s Oracle OpenWorld 2016, the concept of the “complete shift to the cloud” fully came to life. The event highlighted how the company is rapidly building out its cloud business, and enhancing its software-as-a-service (SAAS) and platform-as-a-service (PAAS) offering.

According to the Oracle press release from OpenWorld 2016, the company introduced Oracle Database 12c Release 2, as well as more than 20 new Oracle Cloud Platform and Application services that extend choice and access for customers and partners globally.

“We have more SaaS applications by a huge margin than any other cloud services provider,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle’s Founder and Chairman, in the press release. “We have HCM suite, CRM Suite, Customer Experience Suite plus lots and lots of industry suites as well. And we’re constantly, constantly adding to our footprint.”

Clearly, this “shift to the cloud” approach is working. In the last quarter, the company’s cloud revenue rose 59 percent to $969 million.

From a government perspective, the company continues to deliver on the promise of the secure cloud. Oracle is playing an expanded role in helping agencies to consolidate and integrate all IT infrastructure assets, extend legacy systems as Web service and implement a single-constituent view.

In addition, the Oracle Government Cloud provides a series of data centers built specifically to address the rigorous security and compliance requirements of government agencies. Connecting government decision-makers to this type of complete cloud solution has always been paramount – reinforcing how industry players are a vital element in helping government transform through IT innovation.

As federal agencies continue to leverage the cloud for enhanced IT efficiencies for better meeting mission requirements, Oracle will continue to be on the forefront of this effort. Based on the “buzz” that was generated at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle’s shift to the cloud is gaining major momentum, and will continue to be the platform for improving government performance.