Oracle makes autonomous database available in the cloud

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud will offer self-managing database as a service

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Oracle makes autonomous database available in the cloud Oracle's Larry Ellison has announced the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 28, 2018

Oracle has announced that it is making its autonomous database available in the cloud, with the launch of the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.

Larry Ellison launched the new service, the first to feature Oracle's self-managing database, saying that "This technology changes everything.

"The Oracle Autonomous Database is based on technology as revolutionary as the Internet. It patches, tunes, and updates itself. Amazon's databases cost more and do less," the Oracle executive chairman and CTO added.

Oracle's autonomous database is described as the world's first self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing database, which uses machine learning to configure itself to cater even to dynamic workloads and volumes.

The Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud will provide the performance of Oracle 18c database with zero operational administration, Oracle says. Users can spins up a secure data warehouse with automatic backup, encryption, and high availability architecture in seconds, and full compatibility with existing on-premise databases is intended to make migration to the cloud easy.

The autonomous database technology includes means that the data is self-managing, removing any human involvement and human error in all management tasks, including provisioning, securing, monitoring, backup recovery, troubleshooting, tuning and automatic patching and upgrading.

The database is also self-securing, to improve protection against cyberattack, and includes automatic encryption of all data. It is also self-repairing, with up to 99.995 percent availability, resulting in less than 2.5 minutes of downtime per month, including planned maintenance.

Oracle said that the cloud data warehouse if the first planned service using autonomous database, and in future it plans to launch Oracle Autonomous Database for Transaction Processing, Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database for fast, massive-scale reads and writes (commonly demanded by the Internet of Things), and Oracle Autonomous Graph Database for network analysis.

The company also intends to launch more machine learning-based autonomous services, with Oracle Autonomous Analytics, Oracle Autonomous Mobility, Oracle Autonomous Application Development and Oracle Autonomous Integration services planned for this year.

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