Building on Oracle’s Exadata Cloud@Customer service over the last three years, Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer. This new offering combines the latest Oracle Database with the fastest Oracle Database platform, Exadata, delivered as a cloud service in customer data centres eliminating database management and capital expenditures while enabling pay-per-use and elastic consumption of database cloud resources. Now Autonomous Database is available to run in customer data centres both as a standalone offering and as part of Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, the industry’s first on-premises cloud region.
Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer is the simplest and fastest transition to a cloud model with typical deployments taking less than a week. Existing applications in a data centre can simply connect and run without requiring any application changes, while data never leaves the customer’s data centre. This is ideal for enterprises that find it challenging to move their mission-critical database workloads to the public cloud due to data sovereignty and regulatory requirements, security and performance concerns, or because their on-premises applications and databases are tightly coupled.
Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer enables organizations to move to an environment where everything is automated and managed by Oracle. Autonomous operations include: database provisioning, tuning, clustering, disaster protection, elastic scaling, securing and patching, which eliminates manual processes and human error while reducing costs and increasing performance, security and availability. The architecture automatically scales to match changing workloads, freeing DBAs and developers from mundane maintenance tasks and enabling them to innovate and create more business value.
“Exadata Database Cloud@Customer has been successfully deployed at hundreds of customers, including large financial services companies, telecoms, healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide to modernise their infrastructure and lower costs by up to 50%,” said Juan Loaiza, Executive Vice President, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle. “We are now bringing our most advanced database to customer data centres enabling organizations to easily and quickly adopt the world’s most advanced machine-learning driven Autonomous Database.”
Customers can leverage Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer to consolidate thousands of databases and run the converged, open Oracle Database for multiple data types and workloads including ML, graph, spatial, IOT and In-Memory, instead of deploying fragmented special-purpose databases. With Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, organizations can work with up to 7x larger databases, achieve greater database consolidation, and improve performance with up to 12x more SQL IOPS, 10x more SQL throughput, and 98 percent lower SQL latency than RDS on AWS Outposts. Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer reduces customers’ infrastructure and database management by up to 90% because they only have to focus on the schemas and data inside their databases, not on running the underlying database infrastructure.
In addition to the new Cloud@Customer offerings, Oracle continues to enhance the capabilities of the Autonomous Database. Oracle announced new Autonomous Database certifications for Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards. The company also announced Oracle Autonomous Data Guard which delivers an autonomously managed high availability and disaster recovery solution protecting against database and site failures. Oracle Autonomous Data Guard provides near zero data loss and recovery time objectives in the face of catastrophic failures.
New Exadata Cloud@Customer enhancements
In addition to the Autonomous Database, Oracle is announcing the following Exadata Cloud@Customer enhancements:
- Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8M technology, which combines Intel Optane DC persistent memory and 100 gigabit remote direct memory access over Converged Ethernet to remove storage bottlenecks and dramatically increase performance for the most demanding workloads such as Online Transaction Processing, IoT, fraud detection, and high frequency trading. Direct database access to shared persistent memory increases peak performance to 12 million SQL read IOPS, 2.5X greater than the prior generation offering powered by Exadata Database Machine X8. Additionally, Exadata X8M dramatically reduces the latency of critical database IOs by enabling remote IO latencies below 19 microseconds, more than 10X faster than the prior generation offering. These ultra-low latencies are achieved even for workloads requiring millions of IOs per second.
- Multiple VM clusters per Exadata rack, which enables organizations to share an Exadata system for production, DR and dev or test and provide isolation across departments and use cases.
- PCI-DSS certification: Exadata Database Cloud@Customer now supports and meets Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requirements and can be implemented as part of a highly secure financial processing environment.