You may have spotted from all the recent online news headlines and social media activity that we launched a new service for transactional workloads - ATP Dedicated. It allows an organization to rethink how they deliver Database IT, enabling a customizable private database cloud in the public cloud. Obviously this does not affect you if you are using Autonomous Data Warehouse but it does have a subtle impact because our UI has had to change slightly. You will notice in the top left corner of the main console page we now have three types of services:
From a data warehouse perspective you are only interested in the first one in that list: Autonomous Database. In the main table that list all your instances you can see there is a new column headed “Dedicated Infrastructure”. For ADW, this will always show “No” as you can see below.
If you create a new ADW you will notice that the pop-up form has now been replaced by a full width page to make it easier to focus on the fields you need to complete. The new auto-scaling feature is still below the CPU Core Count box (for more information about auto scaling with ADW see this blog post).
…and that’s about it for this modest little tweak to our UI. So nothing major, just a subtle change visible when you click on the "Transaction Processing" box. Moving on...