Oracle Autonomous Database – What you need to know

At OpenWorld, Larry Ellison announced  an Autonomous Database cloud (service), which is self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing.

Although there was a lot of excitement surrounding the announcement, there were also a lot of questions.

How does it work exactly?

When and where will it become available?

How will it impact the role of the DBA?

So, we thought it would be a good idea to share several videos to help address these questions and concerns.

In the first video, Juan Loaiza gives you a peek behind the curtain of the Autonomous Database. He explains how it delivers full end-to-end automation for mission-critical workloads, including automation in provisioning, patching, securing, monitoring, optimizing, and more.

In the second video, Cetin Özbütün shares details on the first Autonomous Database service to become available later this year, the Autonomous Data Warehouse. This service is extremely easy to use as you simply load data and begin running queries. Oracle will take care of everything else for you.

And finally yours truly explains which aspect of the DBA role will be done automatically (mundane custodial tasks), allowing the DBAs to spend more time innovating and helping the business to better leverage their data.

As we get closer the official launch of new services we will share more information. So stay tuned!

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3 Responses to Oracle Autonomous Database – What you need to know

  1. Tim Hall says:

    Hi.

    Please make my job go away! 🙂

    Regarding your video, this is exactly what I want. An end to the mindless bit of my job!

    Cheers

    Tim…

  2. naseem shaik says:

    very good maria colgan for detailed explanation please do post such articles

  3. Jonathan Pomerance-Trifts says:

    A great collection of short videos which effectively explains what Oracle’s end game for the cloud actually is.
    I love the simplicity of provisioning the cloud offers. With autonomous database, all the tasks which DBA’s file under “drudgery” will be handled automatically! Backups, failover, tuning, patching…
    More control for DBA’s! We can architect the solutions and then implement without weeks and weeks of waiting time for San, Midrange, networks, etc. to rack and stack.
    I would however inject a smidgen of reality into the discourse. 12c Adaptive plans have not been particularly effective for some customers, wreaking periodic havoc as a well performing process decides (e.g. during a month end batch window) to “try something different”.
    But I have confidence that it will get better (or at least offer windows where such efforts are not permitted).
    It is difficult not to evangelize Oracle tech… They just keep getting better and better!

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