Now Supported:  PeopleSoft Applications Using Autonomous Database

August 18, 2020 | 3 minute read
Mark Hoernemann
Platform Strategy Director
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What has been announced?

PeopleSoft has been working diligently with the Oracle Database team to enable support for Autonomous Database on Dedicated Exadata Infrastructure.  PeopleTools was pleased to announce support for Autonomous Database 19c and PeopleTools 8.58 and 8.57 with the availability of the July CPU patches – PeopleTools 8.58.05 and 8.57.16. 


What is Autonomous Database?

Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) has revolutionized the database industry.  Oracle is taking the concept of what a database should deliver to a whole new plane of existence.  ADB is the world’s first autonomous data management system in the cloud to deliver automated patching, upgrades, and tuning—including all routine database maintenance tasks while the system is running—without human intervention.  Its self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing; you’re no longer dependent on people to perform these tasks.  Per-second billing offers significant flexibility and value.  Oracle ADB reduces the manual database management tasks and the human errors that can pop up, and do it faster, ensuring your application availability is as high as ever.  And don’t worry about scaling ADB has you covered there as well.  If you need to add or remove capacity, either OCPUs or storage, you can do it with ADB.


What are the benefits for PeopleSoft customers?

Reduced human labor:  The Oracle Autonomous Database eliminates much of the human labor for database administration activities like provisioning, securing, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting databases.  This results in reduced costs and saved human labor, which PeopleSoft customers can leverage for accelerating innovation in their core business areas.

Increased system availability:  The Autonomous Database automatically recovers itself from any physical failure either at the data center or server level.  It updates the database, operating system, virtual machine, Clusterware, hypervisor, or firmware in a rolling fashion without any application downtime. With zero application downtime, Autonomous Database provides PeopleSoft customers with increased system availability and business continuity, eliminating any impact on business operations.

Reduced risk:  The Autonomous Database protects itself from vulnerabilities by applying database, operating system, and security patches every quarter.  The patches are applied on a rolling fashion across the nodes of the database cluster ensuring zero application downtime.  This ensures that PeopleSoft customers are more secure from any kind of vulnerabilities. 

Leveraging future Oracle innovation:  The Autonomous Database with its advanced capabilities is a perfect stepping-stone for PeopleSoft customers to leverage and benefit from future Oracle innovation.  This would catalyze the long-term process of redefining and reimagining IT management at an organizational level.  By adopting the Oracle Autonomous Database, PeopleSoft customers set a solid foundation for leveraging any future value-driven innovation from Oracle that provides them significant business benefits.


What deployment options are there?

ADB offers several deployment options that offer various benefits to customers.  They include:

  • Dedicated Infrastructure
  • Shared Infrastructure
  • Cloud@Customer

With Dedicated Infrastructure, you have complete isolation of your data and operations in a private database within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure public cloud.  The system resources like the OCPUs, memory, networking, and storage are all resources available to you, and only you.  This offers greater control over what goes on in your environment, and when.   

Shared Infrastructure offers the most cost-effective way to take advantage of ADB.  With this option, you share resources with other companies in a public cloud with the advantage of the lowest cost with no minimum commitment.  PeopleSoft is planning to support shared infrastructure in the future – it’s currently on the roadmap.

Cloud@Customer provides a way to take advantage of ADB but maintains data in your data center.  This helps meet company-specific or other requirements around data sovereignty, latency, or regulatory requirements where a public cloud is not an option.


How do you get started?

In order to help PeopleSoft customers get started with ADB, Oracle has put out a paper that outlines the use of a tool, MV2ADB, that migrates data into ADB – please see PeopleSoft Application with Oracle Autonomous Database Migration Guide (Doc ID 2699931.1).  This is a step by step guide that shows you exactly what to do to get your data loaded into ADB. 

There is also a key concepts page that is now available with a number of helpful sure to check it out:

PeopleSoft on Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Autonomous Database has revolutionized the database industry.  Check it out... see what it can do for your organization.  


Additional Information:

Oracle Autonomous Database

Autonomous Database Strategy

Introduction to Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer

(ADB) MV2ADB: move data to Autonomous Database in "one-click"


Mark Hoernemann

Platform Strategy Director

Mark joined PeopleSoft in 1997 in the PeopleTools development group, and has held various development and management positions.  For the past 13 years he has been a member of the PeopleTools Strategy team, and is currently Oracle's Platform Strategy Director.

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