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  • May 15, 2019

A Few Things You Should Know About What It Takes To Be a Leader

Ilona Gabinsky
Principal Product Marketing Manager

17,600 minutes. Or 293 hours.  That is the average amount of time Americans spend driving in their car each year (AAA Foundation report). The majority of us rely heavily on cars to provide transportation services and we might not think twice about the significant functions our cars provide for us until we are without one or don’t have access to one.  Imagine having to build your own fully functional car that is reliable, comfortable, and safe in order to have one.  Where would you start?  Would it be feasible?  Would you trust the outcome?  Without proper resources, materials, research, knowledge etc., the end result would most likely be questionable and unreliable. Similarly, it is very difficult to run a business without the right technology and resources, especially in today’s digital economy when the abundance of data is affecting companies big and small across all vertical markets. Above all, data is doubling every two years. According to Forbes, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating. Businesses are using all these and other digital data to make important business decisions. How many specialized experts would a company need to manage millions of lines and columns? A whole army might not be enough…

In 2017, during Oracle Open World, Larry Ellison turned the data management world upside down when he announced the first and only self-driving autonomous database. This announcement was ground-breaking and revolutionary. Now, Oracle can offer a fully autonomous database that uses machine learning to automatically tune, secure, patch, upgrade itself, resulting in a dramatic decrease in costs with, fewer errors, higher security, and higher reliability. The tedious tasks of managing millions of lines and columns are now taken care of.

The fully autonomous database performs all of the mundane manual tasks behind the scenes and offers 100% security and availability of your data. Because of this, your time and focus can be spent on driving your business forward and making smarter decisions faster, rather than worrying about the behind-the-scenes work. The result? Unprecedented availability, high performance, and security, all for a much lower cost. The world’s first autonomous database is:

  • Self-Driving: Provides continuous adaptive performance tuning based on machine learning. 

  • Self-Securing: Automatically upgrades and patches itself while running.  Automatically applies security updates while running to protect against cyber attacks.

  • 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 a year

Oracle continues to be a market and technology leader in data management delivering leading-edge innovations for both IT and business. Recognized by Gartner, Oracle is named a Leader In 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems.

This marked the thirteenth time that Gartner has positioned Oracle as a Leader, namely because of the progressive endeavors to constantly and consistently bring innovative database technologies to the market. Additionally, in 2018 Oracle scores highest in all four categories in 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems report that included traditional transactions (4.4/5), distributed variable data (4.2/5), event processing/data in motion(4.25/5), operational & analytics convergence (4.33/5).

Fast forward to 2019, Oracle technology for data warehousing, data science, and data lakes placed furthest in both completeness of vision and ability to execute in Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics. Oracle is named a Leader 13 times in a row.

These successes, of course, did not just happen overnight; the efforts have been a culmination of research, investment, and thousands of engineering work for decades, much like the progression of a car.  

Oracle Database 19c is the latest generation of the world’s most popular database is now available. This database cloud service is designed to support mixed workloads through any deployment strategy, on-premises and in the cloud.

So, what does it take to be a leader? It takes the willingness to constantly search out new ways to always be on the forefront of innovation, knowing and deeply understand the customers’ problems and deliver elegant, simple and yet effective solutions. Oracle has set a model to inspire IT leaders to reach their full potential and drive their business into their desired paths to success. Oracle Autonomous Database is revolutionizing how data is managed and analyzed, enabling faster, easier data access, helping to unlock the potential of your data so you can transform your business with innovation.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics, Adam Ronthal, Roxane Edjlali, Rick Greenwald, 21 January 2019

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, 23 October 2018

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics, 21 January 2019, Adam Ronthal, Roxane Edjlali, Rick Greenwald

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