After a series of big announcements at the recent Oracle OpenWorld event, Oracle got another big IT move this week. The enterprise software giant has finally entered the serverless arms race, announcing a new open source serverless platform.

According to InfoQ, the Redwood City-based company announced a new open-source, cloud-agnostic, serverless platform, which they called Fn project. The newly introduced platform was also launched with added feature, an extensive Java capabilities, and a JUnit test framework, the tech-focused website reported.

Oracle talks more about their new platform

As mentioned earlier by InfoQ, which got the full details of the story, the new serverless platform will comprise four main components namely: the Fn Server, Fn FDK, Fn Load Balancer and Fn Flow.

The newly introduced platform is written in Go programming languages, a newly developed open source programming language that was first developed by Google. But it also supports any programming languages.

The new platform provides a cloud platform agnostic framework, just like the recently released Spring Cloud Function project. In the new Oracle Fn, Fn Server is the platform that will run the code and functions will be packaged in containers, which can be run on any development platform that supports the popular container technology platform Docker.

Application developers will now be able to use the Fn FDK (short for Function Development Kit), which allows developers to build test functions that feature business functionality. Fn Flow provides sequencing and orchestrating workflow tool, which can help developers implement business functionality.

This addresses the common issues that plagued the microservices architectures. Finally, the Fn Load Balancer provides a tool that allows developers to deploy a cluster of Fn Servers and route traffic to them, the InfoQ reported.

Additionally, Oracle made also good explanations as to why they came out with the Fn project. According to Chad Arimura, VP of Oracle software development program, the Fn development team believed that the new platform will help accelerate the adoption of serverless, to include not just the serverless programming models but also create a path that is geared toward a multi-cloud computing environment. Arimura also explained in a recent company’s blog post why they built the Fn project. Arimura also discussed some details about what to expect from the newly announced platform.

Oracle announced patch updates

In other Oracle-related news, the company has finally released the quarterly Critical Patch Updates, which addresses 250 vulnerabilities across hundreds of software products and offerings.

Leading the list of software products with the most patches is the company’s complete family of application infrastructure products, the Oracle Fusion Middleware, which reportedly got 38 vulnerabilities. This was followed by Oracle Hospitality Applications with 37 and then the company’s database product Oracle MySQL, with 25 vulnerabilities.

According to ThreatPost, Oracle’s big software update comes just weeks after the company’s big computing event, Oracle OpenWorld. In the said event, executive chairman and founder Larry Ellison explained the importance of the security in the enterprise IT during his opening keynote. Recently, the company made some announcements that reminded users that it already fixed the Struts vulnerability, which reportedly was behind the recent Equifax data breach.