I thought it appropriate to celebrate the end of a strangely auspicious year by remembering the good things and wishing all a very safe and joyful year ahead with 2021.
Autonomous Database is revolutionizing the way people think about and consume database capabilities for modern cloud applications. Autonomous is ushering in a new database era, providing a self-managing database experience allowing consumers to focus on their business instead of managing technology.
Businesses are transitioning to this new way of thinking about database as a self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing service, consumed on a pay-per-use basis. Industry analyst Gartner has recently recognized Oracle’s Autonomous Database as the leader in all database critical capabilities.
A recap of key capabilities released for Autonomous Database in 2020:
The above list is accompanied by a whole host of other improvements in areas like encryption management, simplification of development and test lifecycle, operational insights thru metrics, alarms, notifications, budgeting and cost controls to name a few. The Autonomous Database team strives to deliver a service that makes a developer’s job simpler and an administrator’s job both simpler and more strategic.
Autonomous Database is delivering a set of capabilities not available in any other cloud provider, specifically a true mission critical set of feature functionality. Autonomous Database is always online even during planned and unplanned events such as routine software and security updates, failures in the underlying server or storage hardware, network and site level outages. No other cloud provider has a set of database service capabilities suitable for true always online mission critical production deployment. Here is a quick reference list for what experts are saying about Oracle's Autonomous Database efforts and the competition:
In closing, despite some obvious challenges to doing business as usual this year, Autonomous Database development continues at a veracious pace. Oracle sees the Autonomous Database revolution as the most significant change in data management seen in the last 3 decades, since the change to client-server, and our investment and efforts in this area are proportional to the importance of this change.
As we look forward into 2021 we will continue our aggressive progress and further enable our customers to focus on their business while leaving the technology concerns to Oracle.