Oracle demonstrates advances in autonomous cloud

Written by Mark Evans

Oracle has demonstrated advances in the Oracle Cloud Platform that extend its autonomous services to make all Oracle Cloud Platform services self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing.

With enterprises services using AI and machine learning to help organisations lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and make predictive analysis, the autonomous Cloud Platform provides a suite of integrated cloud services incorporating additional autonomous capabilities specific to application development, mobile and bots, app and data integration, analytics, security and management.

“The future of tomorrow’s successful enterprise IT organisation is in full end-to-end automation,” said Oracle president of product development Thomas Kurian. “At Oracle, we are making this a reality. We are weaving autonomous capabilities into the fabric of our cloud to help customers safeguard their systems, drive innovation faster, and deliver the ultimate competitive advantage with smarter real-time decisions.”

Multiple autonomous database services, each tuned to a specific workload, will be available in 2018, including Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service for analytics, Oracle Autonomous Database OLTP for transactional and mixed workloads, and Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database for fast, massive-scale reads and writes.

Oracle also demonstrated a single Oracle Digital Assistant for users to interact across Oracle’s SaaS and PaaS services including analytics. Oracle Digital Assistant provides centralised connection for the user to converse across the user’s CRM, ERP, HCM, custom applications and business intelligence data and uses AI to intelligently correlate data and automate user behaviour.