By Staff Writer
Oracle’s Larry Ellison has unveiled his vision for the world’s first autonomous database cloud.
The company said in a statement that the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud uses ground-breaking machine learning to enable automation that eliminates human labor, human error and manual tuning, to enable unprecedented availability, high performance and security at a much lower cost.
“The automation does everything. We can guarantee availability of 99.995 percent, less than 30 minutes of planned or unplanned downtime,” said Ellison.
The company said the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud includes 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 reduces costly planned and unplanned downtime to less than 30-minutes per year.
The company said its Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud handles many different workload styles, including transactions, mixed workloads, data warehouses, graph analytics, departmental applications, document stores and IoT.
It added that the first Autonomous Database Cloud offering, for data warehouse workloads, is planned to be available in calendar year 2017.