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Top 10 Capabilities of Autonomous Database Technology

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This post was contributed by Jason Jacquez, Senior Product Marketing Manager.

Oracle has a long history as a leader in data management and now as a pioneer in the vitally important new category of Autonomous. In the last 20 years, Oracle has been automating the core capabilities within the database technology from memory management to automatic indexes. With built-in machine learning, Oracle Autonomous Database represents one of most important advancements in the database’s history. It automates the core data management tasks for you- ensuring higher performance, reliability, security, and operational efficiency.

What does it mean for a database to be ‘autonomous’? We have provided the top 10 capabilities that make Oracle’s Autonomous Database truly autonomous below.

  1. Auto-Provisioning

Automatically deploys mission-critical databases (RAC on Exadata infrastructure) which are fault-tolerant and highly available. Enables seamless scale-out, protection in case of a server failure and allows updates to be applied in a rolling fashion, while apps continue to run.

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  1. Auto-Configuration

Automatically configures the database to optimize for specific workloads. Everything from the memory configuration, the data formats, and access structures are optimized to improve performance.  Customers can simply load data and go.

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  1. Auto-Indexing

Automatically monitors workload and detects missing indexes that could accelerate applications. It validates each index to ensure its benefit, before implementing it and uses machine learning to learn from its own mistakes.

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  1. Auto-Scaling

Automatically scales compute resources when needed by workload. All scaling occurs online, while the application continuously runs. Enables true pay per use.

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  1. Automated Data Protection

Automatically protect sensitive and regulated data in the database, all via a unified management console. Assess the security of your configuration, users, sensitive data, and unusual database activities.

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  1. Automated Security

Automatic encryption for the entire database, backups and all network connections. No access to OS or admin privileges prevents phishing attacks. Protects the system from both cloud operations and any malicious internal users.

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  1. Auto-Backups

Automatic daily backup of database or on-demand. Restore or recover a database to any point-in-time you specify in the last 60 days.

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  1. Auto-Patching

Automatically patch or upgrade with zero downtime. Applications continue to run as patching occurs in a round-robin fashion across RAC nodes or servers.

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  1. Automated Detection and Resolution

Using pattern recognition, hardware failures are automatically predicted without long timeouts. IOs are immediately redirected around unhealthy devices to avoid database hangs. Continuous monitoring for each database automatically generates service requests for any deviation.

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  1. Automatic Failover (Coming Soon)

Automatic failover with zero-data loss to standby. It’s completely transparent to end-user applications. Provides 99.995% SLA.

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The Oracle Autonomous Database not only represents a milestone in the way technology is deployed and used, it represents a foundation of technical innovation that has been developed by Oracle over the course of more than three decades, meeting the needs of thousands of enterprise customers worldwide.  For a deeper dive, we’ve sat down with one of our product experts to share more technical background on how these autonomous capabilities can simplify your overall approach to data management. Listen to the webcast recording here.

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