Oracle Introduces Its Autonomous Database Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld

At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Larry Ellison has unveiled his vision for Oracle’s autonomous database cloud. Powered by Oracle Database 18c, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud utilizes machine learning to enable automation that would eliminate human labor, human error and manual tuning.

oracle openworld 2017“This is the most important thing we’ve done in a long, long time,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman of the Board and CTO. “The automation does everything.  We can guarantee availability of 99.995 percent, less than 30 minutes of planned or unplanned downtime.”

The Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud would eliminate the human labor associated with tuning, patching, updating and maintaining the database and include the following capabilities:

  • Self-Driving – Provides continuous adaptive performance tuning based on machine learning. Automatically upgrades and patches itself while running. Automatically applies security updates while running to protect against cyberattacks.
  • Self-Scaling – Instantly resizes compute and storage without downtime. Cost savings are multiplied because Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud consumes less compute and storage than Amazon, with lower manual administration costs.
  • Self-Repairing – Provides automated protection from downtime. SLA guarantees 99.995 percent reliability and availability, which would reduce costly planned and unplanned downtime to less than 30-minutes per year.

The Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud handles many different workload styles, including transactions, mixed workloads, data warehouses, graph analytics, departmental applications, document stores and IoT. The first Autonomous Database Cloud offering, for data warehouse workloads, is planned to be available in calendar year 2017.

“Every organization is trying to leverage the overwhelming amount of data generated in our digital economy,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, IDC. “With a history of established leadership in the database software market segment, it is no surprise that Oracle is pioneering a next-generation data management platform. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is designed to deliver industry-leading database technology performance with unmatched flexibility, enterprise scale and simplicity. The intent is to ensure that businesses get more value from their data and modernize how data is managed.”