What's New: June 2024

June 24, 2024 | 4 minute read
Kenna Kettrick
Program Manager
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Hello and welcome to our June edition of news highlights, including links and resources for more reading. Don’t forget to bookmark the Whats New blog homepage for easy access to our monthly blog posts. Read on for headline news and more!  


First up, we have some very big news: Oracle has announced our partnership with Google Cloud. This partnership includes high-speed interconnect and soon database services. We’re excited to collaborate with Google Cloud and continue our commitment to give our customers the flexibility to use multiple clouds for migration and management. For more details on the rollout, check out the press release.  

Second, we announced two new Cloud Regions in Morocco. Oracle is the first hyperscaler to open public cloud regions in North Africa, solidifying our commitment both to the African continent and our vision for a globally distributed cloud. You can read more in our press release, and we’ll let you know right here in What’s New when those regions go live. 

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We’ve just expanded our AI Solutions Hub to help customers explore the real-world applications of AI. Our AI Solution Hub is a launch pad with ready-made demos, guides, and code samples, and we’ve added new solutions for AI infrastructure, Kubernetes Engine, our Generative AI service, Oracle Database 23ai, and more. Check it out and get started today. 

Speaking of Oracle Database 23ai, we have a launch update: Oracle GoldenGate 23ai is live! GoldenGate23ai supports the new features of Oracle Database23ai and over one hundred other updates to the GoldenGate portfolio. GoldenGate 23ai allows enterprises to quickly bring AI to their data, and improves usability, performance, and developer APIs. For product and download details, read the full blog post, Announcing GoldenGate 23ai general availability.  

Oracle participates in the development of several AI standards, and we’re proud to announce that Oracle has joined the National Institiute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AI Safety Consortium, an effort that is working on the development of emerging standards. For more details on this collaboration to establish a new measurement science that will enable the identification of proven, scalable, and interoperable measurements and methodologies to promote development of trustworthy AI and its responsible use, read the blog post, Update on technical standards investments at Oracle

If you’re working with AI and machine learning (ML) workloads, you can now achieve up to an aggregate 1.3 million IO operations per second (IOPS) and up to 12 GB per second throughput per OCI Compute instance with the OCI Block Volume service, and you can now also attach up to 32 Ultra High Performance (UHP) volumes to a single Compute instance. For details on how to get this level of performance, read Shatter the million IOPS barrier in the cloud with OCI Block Storage. 

We also have updates to Oracle Access Governance, including a next-generation access dashboard with details on who has access to what, support for expanded identity orchestration with Oracle PeopleSoft HRMS, and the ability to configure OCI Email Delivery for customized notifications. For full details and resources, see Oracle Access Governance introduces next-gen access dashboard and more integrations.  

In other security news, OCI has recently added Oracle Cloud Guard Instance Security to provide runtime security for workloads in your OCI Compute virtual machine (VM) and bare metal hosts. Instance Security enhances Cloud Guard with support for cloud workload protection and helps you address your security requirements with a single-pane-of-glass view of your security posture. For full details on eBPF-based security, MITRE-aligned detection rules, scheduling queries, and more, dig into out announcement post, Instance Security now available in Oracle Cloud Guard. 

For customers dealing with cost reports—and isn’t that everyone?—OCI is a contributor to the 1.0 version of the FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS), aimed at addressing multicloud cost report complexity by prescribing a standard across all cloud providers. To learn more about our general availability of supplemental cost reports in the FOCUS schema and how to access and use them, check out the full blog post, Announcing FOCUS support for OCI cost reports to make multicloud FinOps easier

Finally, if you missed it, Oracle is joining forces with many others to support the Valkey project, under the leadership of the Linux Foundation. This step continues Oracle’s support of the open source community and supports our current OCI Cache customers to. For more details on Redis’ licensing changes and the Valkey project, read our blog post, Oracle supports Valkey.  

Learn more at CloudWorld 

If you want to get the latest and greatest of Oracle Cloud—and maybe some exclusive looks and what’s coming next—then join us at Oracle CloudWorld, September 9–12 in Las Vegas. We’ll have hundreds of announcements, learning sessions, workshops, networking, and much, much, more. There’s no better way to connect with your peers and Oracle experts. Registration is open now, and more content is being added to the website daily. We can’t wait to see you there! 

That’s all for this month, but we’ll be back next time with more news, feature updates, and highlights from Oracle. Check out our What’s New videos too, and we’ll see you next month! 

Kenna Kettrick

Program Manager

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