Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison announced the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud for enterprises – promising the same workload at half the cost of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
AWS is the largest Cloud company in the world – ahead of Google Cloud, Oracle and Microsoft.
Larry Ellison has promised lower costs for pay-per-use packages offering less risk and more security capabilities of data and systems to customers.
CIO and IT heads as part of the IT departments will benefit as Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud promises reduction in human labor and human error to provision, secure, monitor, backup, recover, troubleshoot, and tune the database. It also has the capability for automatic upgrades and patches while running.
It protects from external attacks and malicious internal users. Automatically applies security updates while running to protect against cyberattacks, and automatically encrypts all data.
It also provides automated protection from all planned and unplanned downtime with up to 99.995 percent availability, resulting in less than 2.5 minutes of downtime per month, including planned maintenance.
The Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is built on Oracle Database 18c, the first release in Oracle’s new annual database software release model. Oracle Database 18c is now available on Oracle Cloud Services, Oracle engineered systems, and livesql.oracle.com.
Oracle plans to deliver Oracle Autonomous Analytics, Oracle Autonomous Mobility, Oracle Autonomous Application Development and Oracle Autonomous Integration services during this calendar year.
“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,” Ellison said during the event.
“Oracle Autonomous Database is a transformative technology for our 420,000 customers and an important breakthrough for the industry,” said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle.
Other services in development include 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.