American multinational computer technology corporation Oracle on Wednesday announced its Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, the first service based on the revolutionary Oracle Autonomous Database, available worldwide.
At an event at its headquarters, a group of customers and partners who were given exclusive access to test-drive the new self-driving database spoke about the value of autonomous capabilities.
Accenture, Hertz, QMP Health, and Qualex joined Oracle executives on-stage to share the breakthrough results they are already experiencing with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, including performance advantages, lower costs, and improved security posture of their data and systems.
"Oracle Autonomous Database is a truly transformative technology for our 420,000 global customers and an important breakthrough for the industry," said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle.
"The self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing capabilities revolutionize how our customers will manage and secure their data. Nothing else like this exists in the market today," Mendelsohn added.
The first of its kind, Oracle Autonomous Database introduces self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing capabilities that automate key management and security processes in database systems like patching, tuning and upgrading, all while keeping the critical infrastructure constantly running.
With the Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle can help customers minimise risk and improve the security capabilities of their data and systems.
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is the first of many Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud services that uses machine learning to deliver outstanding performance, simplicity and elasticity for data warehouses.
"We are at the dawn of the intelligent enterprise era, and having an automated database is a natural progression," said Paul Daugherty, chief technology and innovation officer, Accenture.
"Being able to build a self-driving data warehouse - in some cases, in only a matter of minutes or hours - can dramatically simplify the ability to generate powerful business insights, much faster than previously possible," Daugherty added.
"The flexibility of Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud in terms of delivering instantaneous, fully elastic scalability is truly outstanding and unique in the market," said Erik Dvergnes, architect, Aker BP.
"I've been really impressed with how Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud can take different types and sizes of analytic workloads and get better performance without any fine-tuning," said Benjamin Arnulf, director of business intelligence and analytics, Hertz.
"It will allow us to reduce costs and re-invest savings into improving customer service, thus rewarding our customers," Arnulf added.
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