Converged data platform: What’s in it for developers?

July 18, 2023 | 3 minute read
Phani Turlapati
Outbound Product Manager - Autonomous Database on Dedicated Infrastructure
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We often discuss data and its importance, but what’s the real value of the data? What’s more important: The raw data or the information hidden in the raw data? How do you extract the information from all the data? You must look at data from all data sources from all possible dimensions to unlock information hidden within your data.

The biggest challenge in this process is combining data from all sources. The longer it takes to transform the data and extract the information, the longer your information supply chain grows, which decrease the value of the information. Information from data must be extracted as quickly and efficiently as possible.

But you don’t have to sacrifice the agility of developers or bog them down with operational requirements of data management or introduce complex data integrations. Oracle’s converged databases on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) solve these issues. This blog post shows how keeping data in one single data platform eliminates the need for complex integration and reduces developer challenges.

Oracle Database has you covered

Single purpose databases

Oracle databases are multimodal and multiworkload. They can handle structured application-based data, unstructured and semistructured data, such as JSON, Parquet, Avro, and CSV, large amounts of data, spatial and graph data, and newer technologies like Blockchain data. You can keep it all on single container databases as pluggable databases with disparate data stores all managed as a multitenant environment or deploy in multiple physical databases while benefitting from the consistent data management platform and eliminating silos of data.

Converged Database

With OCI Database service, developers don’t have to give up their open source development platforms. Database works seamlessly with virtually every commercial and open source development platform, including Java, Python, go, .Net, and C++.

OCI databases are directly connected with OCI Object Storage, which can store unstructured data like JSON, comma-delimited files, parquet files, pictures, and videos for fast and cost-effective storage. Cloud tooling is integrated and enables custom application development with Oracle Functions, SQL worksheets, and API Gateways. If you have resource limitations in your custom application development, you can enable line of business users to create their robust application using the low- and no-code development platform built into the Autonomous Database service.

For analytics, many market-leading third-party tools like Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, and Looker, are compatible. Many tools like Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) and Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud, also work seamlessly. For information on all third-party tools and application compatibility, see Oracle Autonomous Database Tools and Applications.

Our perception of multicloud enables developers to develop in any cloud of their choice and still to the databases on OCI through high-speed, low-latency channels with help of our partners like Equinix, Megaport, AT&T Business, BT, and Verizon. This connection eliminates brittleness and gives you a single platform. While other customers are entangled in integrations of multiple platforms, you’re in a position of making decisions that move your company into the next generation.

Build your next-gen data platform

Design the next-gen converged data platform by focusing on extracting the maximum value out of the most valuable asset that your company has: Data. Get started with Autonomous Database on Dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure service with Oracle LiveLabs and get hands-on experience to build up your technical skills. When you feel ready to explore Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, get unlimited services like Autonomous Database with the Always Free Tier.

Phani Turlapati

Outbound Product Manager - Autonomous Database on Dedicated Infrastructure

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