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By Jason Rees, Technology Solutions & Cloud Engineering, Senior Director, Oracle UK and Ireland
Enterprises, particularly in finance and healthcare sectors, have ongoing concerns around performance, operating costs, flexibility, data sovereignty and cyber security. These issues often prevent them from moving to the public cloud.
Addressing these questions, the Oracle Autonomous Database is now available on Exadata in customer data centers. Trial it here. This means existing applications in a data center can simply connect and run efficiently without requiring any application changes —while data never leaves a customer data center. This is cost-effective and deployment is fast and effective.
Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole Group, one of the world’s largest banks. “Moving to Exadata Cloud@Customer has significantly improved our accounting IS performance, which has enabled us to carry out our accounting closing process with much greater agility and to reduce our operational costs,” said Pierre-Yves Bollard, Global Head of Finance IT, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. “The high value provided by the Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure has been recognized by all IT and business teams.”
Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer helps organizations to move to an environment where everything is automated and managed by Oracle, including provisioning, tuning, clustering, disaster protection, scale-up and scale-out, security and patching, which eliminates manual processes and human error while increasing security, availability, and reducing operational costs.
This is ideal for enterprises that can’t move their mission-critical database workloads to the public cloud due to regulatory requirements, security and performance worries, or because their on-premises applications and databases are tightly coupled.
“Exadata Cloud@Customer has been successfully deployed at hundreds of customers, including large financial services companies, telecoms, healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to modernize their infrastructure and lower costs by up to 50 percent,” said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle. “We are now bringing Oracle Autonomous Database to customer datacenters – freeing DBAs and developers from mundane maintenance tasks and enabling them to innovate and create more business value.”