The availability of MySQL HeatWave on Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been announced by Oracle. MySQL HeatWave integrates OLTP, analytics, and automation powered by machine learning all within a single MySQL database.
Instead of requiring time-consuming ETL duplication between different databases, AWS users can now run transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads in a single service using Amazon Aurora for transaction processing, Amazon Redshift for analytics, and Snowflake on AWS for SageMaker for machine learning.
“Oracle believes in giving customers a choice. Many of our MySQL HeatWave customers migrated from AWS. Others wish to continue running parts of their application on AWS. Those customers face serious challenges including exorbitant data egress fees charged by AWS and higher latency when accessing a database service running in Oracle’s cloud,” said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle. “We are addressing these issues while delivering outstanding performance and price performance across transaction, analytics, and machine learning compared to other database cloud providers – even Amazon’s own databases running on AWS, where you’d think they would have an advantage. We wanted to offer AWS customers this choice to benefit from MySQL HeatWave innovation without moving their data from AWS, or developers needing to learn a new platform.”
OCI, AWS, Microsoft Azure
A number of clouds, including OCI, AWS, and Microsoft Azure in the near future, now provide MySQL HeatWave. For businesses who are unable to shift their database workloads to the public cloud, it is accessible on-premises as part of Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer. Customers that want near real-time analytics may also duplicate data from their on-premises MySQL OLTP applications to MySQL HeatWave on AWS or OCI. MySQL HeatWave always uses the most recent version of the MySQL database.
“While AWS offers a smorgasbord of cloud database services specialized for each data type and capability, MySQL HeatWave on AWS follows Oracle’s converged database strategy-offering transaction, analytics, ML, and Autopilot automation all in one,” said Marc Staimer, senior analyst at Wikibon. “For AWS users, this means no charges for add-on services, extra storage, data egress fees, connectors, and more. For cost conscious IT teams and developers, MySQL HeatWave on AWS represents a whole new TCO calculation with zero cost for what are add-on services on AWS and no data egress fees. And just as Usain Bolt left all of his competitors in the dust and set new world records that have yet to be broken, the latest price performance benchmark results demonstrate that MySQL HeatWave on AWS is 7X better than Amazon Redshift. If you follow the money, the choice is easy.”