Oracle’s cloud service has achieved a series of compliance certifications and attestations to bring some of its core services into heavily regulated industries like healthcare.

The certifications and attestations for ISO 27001, HIPAA, SOC1 and SOC2, allow Oracle to tout its PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS services to more of the lucrative public sector market - an area in which it is already deeply entrenched.

Government ready

Larry Ellison
– Oracle

“Oracle is continuously investing time and resources to meet our customers’ strict requirements across highly regulated industries,” said Erika Voss, global senior director of public cloud compliance, risk and privacy at Oracle.

“These new certifications not only validate the reliability and security features of the Oracle Cloud; they effectively make Oracle’s solutions available to thousands of new customers in the Healthcare and Public Sector industries.”

The company’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions received Service Organization Control (SOC) attestations for: 

  • Database Public Cloud Service
  • Java Public Cloud Service
  • Database Backup Cloud Service
  • Exadata Cloud Service
  • Big Data Cloud Service
  • Big Data Preparation Service
  • Big Data Discovery
  • Application Builder Cloud Service
  • Storage Cloud Service
  • Dedicated Compute Cloud Service
  • Public Compute Cloud Service

It earned a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) attestation for its Oracle Fusion Suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, including:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) Cloud Service

This means that its SaaS solutions meet the US Department of Health and Human Services requirements for organizations working in the healthcare industry. 

The company also received an International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 certification for its Fusion ERP, HCM, CRM, Taleo Social, Taleo Business Edition, Service Cloud, Eloqua Marketing Cloud, BigMachines CPQ, and Field Service Cloud, services.


The company, which has former CIA and DoD head Leon Panetta on its board, is currently being sued by the US Department of Labor for alleged discriminatory practices.

However, the suit was filed just two days before the inauguration of President Trump, who may have different views on the matter than his predecessor, especially with Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz having joined Trump’s transition team.

The other variable is who leads the US Department of Labor. Trump’s first pick Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration after it became clear that gaining enough Senate votes to be confirmed was not a certainty. The President’s second pick, attorney Alexander Acosta, has refused to commit to retaining the Women’s Bureau, a Labor Department division focused on women’s issues including unequal pay.