We’re excited to announce new capabilities to make it easier to migrate to Oracle CIoud Infrastructure (OCI), secure critical workloads, and distribute content. New Oracle Database features also help simplify the development of modern data-driven applications, and new expanded machine learning (ML) capabilities in Oracle MySQL HeatWave including unsupervised anomaly detection and recommender systems.
The Oracle Cloud Migrations service provides an end-to-end comprehensive self-service experience for migrating virtual machine (VM)-based workloads from on-premises to OCI. In 2022, we launched with support for VMware VM migration. We’re now adding support for seamless migration of VMs from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to OCI, significantly reducing the effort and complexity involved. This support lowers the barrier for AWS customers to adopt a multicloud strategy and move to OCI.
Using Oracle Cloud Migrations is simple. You set up the source environment and install an OCI agent. The service recommends OCI VMs to migrate and a cost estimate. It then performs the replication and launch the new VMs into the OCI target environment. The service has no management fee, but the VM conversion process incurs a small resource charge. General availability of AWS VM migration support is planned for May 3.
OCI Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a globally distributed and high-performance content distribution platform with endpoints in 150 countries. OCI customers can now have the traditional CDN benefits of improved end user performance and greater workload scalability and reliability in a fully native experience.
Using OCI CDN is simple and like common CDNs such as Akamai and Cloudflare. The service is deployed and managed directly from the Oracle Cloud Console. General availability of OCI Content Delivery Network is coming soon.
Confidential Computing helps protect data. It encrypts data while it’s being processed using AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) or AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME). This feature is ideal for workloads that need extra security and is now available for OCI Compute shapes with AMD, including E4 Flex, E4 Bare Metal Standard, E3 Bare Metal Standard, and E4 Bare Metal DenseIO.
Using Confidential Computing is easy and happens during the creation of instances. In the Console, as you start creating an instance, navigate to the Security section and turn on “Confidential Computing.” You then select a compatible image and Compute shape. (Look for the lock icons). You can’t add Confidential Computing to existing instances. Confidential Computing is now available in select regions and has no extra cost.
Oracle Database 23c Free—Developer Release is available for download as a Docker image, VirtualBox VM, or Linux RPM installation file, without requiring a user account or login. A Windows version is planned to follow shortly.
New MySQL HeatWave capabilities for machine learning and multicloud provide more ML use cases for MySQL HeatWave AutoML, such as multivariate time series forecasting, unsupervised anomaly detection, and recommender systems, while a new interactive AutoML console enables business analysts build, train, run, and explain ML models and explore “what if” scenarios using a visual interface—without using SQL commands or any coding. Enhancements in MySQL HeatWave on AWS include a new scale-out data management layer that improves data availability and speeds up error recovery and MySQL Autopilot auto shape prediction in the console. MySQL HeatWave on OCI now offers a smaller, 32-GB entry-level shape and improved price-performance for larger workloads.
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