Oracle Database 23ai Now Available in Cloud

May 2, 2024 | 3 minute read
Tammy Bednar
Senior Director of Product Management
Bob Thome
Vice President of Product Management
Kevin Deihl
Director of Product Management
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We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Database Service, Base Database Service, and Always Free Autonomous Database. Oracle Database 23ai is the latest long-term support release of Oracle Database, with a focus on AI, developer productivity, and mission-critical data.

Oracle Database 23ai enables developers to add AI functionality to data-driven applications more easily and incorporate GenAI capabilities so that all users of Oracle Database, from data analysts to developers and DBAs, can be more productive. Included are new features such as AI Vector Search, a powerful new technology that enables you to leverage a new generation of AI models to generate and store vectors.

Oracle Database 23ai Converged Database
Oracle Database 23ai
Converged Database

Oracle Database 23ai also extends Oracle’s converged database approach with JSON Relational Duality and Operational Property Graph. These enhancements enable developers to use simple JSON document and graph APIs to access data yet store the data in a more efficient relational structure. With Oracle Database 23ai developers can more easily create new innovative applications that take your business to the next level.

Oracle Database 23ai further enhances mission-critical capabilities by improving response times with True Cache, helping protect databases against SQL injection attacks with SQL Firewall, and introducing RAFT replication in Oracle Globally Distributed Database to help achieve ultra-high scalability and availability. In addition to these highlights, there are over 300 major new features that are available with Oracle Database 23ai.

Oracle’s database services in the cloud are the best place to run Oracle Database 23ai. Cloud automation can quickly provision new databases, including all advanced options such as Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) and Oracle Active Data Guard. You can get started quickly with Always Free Autonomous Database enabling you to easily try the new features and develop new applications. If you need more resources and control, you can provision your databases on flexible VM shapes with Base Database Service or on dedicated, database-optimized infrastructure with Exadata Database Service. You can also deploy Oracle Database 23ai in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) public cloud region, in a hybrid cloud with Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, or a multicloud environment with Oracle Database@Azure.

Oracle Exadata is the preferred platform for running Oracle Database and has been enhanced with new features for Oracle Database 23ai. In addition to numerous performance features for OLTP, analytics, and mixed workloads, Exadata now includes new optimizations for accelerating AI vector database operations by up to orders of magnitude. Exadata delivers fast end-user response with higher numbers of users, larger volumes of data, and extremely low latency for AI Vector Search.

How does Exadata do this? Exadata uses both in-memory and storage-based vector indexes to deliver high performance AI Vector Search at any scale. AI Vector Search in Exadata uses a new storage protocol that is optimized to achieve low latency even with large volumes of vector data. Exadata further improves performance by offloading AI Vector Search functionality to the storage servers.

We are excited for you to use Oracle Database 23ai in the cloud and develop applications using its new features.

For more information:

Tammy Bednar

Senior Director of Product Management

Tammy has worked in the computer industry for more than 26 years. Oracle hired her in the Database Support Organization 26 years ago and she has been involved with database releases since version 6.0.36. Tammy started her product management career with the database High Availability team with Recovery Manager (RMAN), database backup and recovery,  and Database Security development team, focusing on auditing, Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Firewall, and Oracle Database Appliance. Tammy is an outbound product manager and focuses on the Exadata Database Cloud Services and Oracle Enterprise & Standard Database Services.

Bob Thome

Vice President of Product Management

Bob Thome has over 30 years of experience working in the Information Technology industry. With experience in both hardware and software companies, he has managed databases, clusters, systems and support services. Additionally, Bob Thome's experience spans 20 years at Oracle, where he has been responsible for high availability, information integration, clustering and storage management technologies for the database. For the past several years, Bob has directed product management for Oracle Database cloud technologies, including Oracle Exadata Database Service, Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, and Oracle Base Database Service.

Kevin Deihl

Director of Product Management

Kevin has over 15 years of experience managing enterprise on-premises and cloud solutions including Oracle Database related technologies, Oracle Engineered Systems, and Oracle Cloud services.


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