As you plan the next stage of your data strategy, the issue of database hosting and architecture will become increasingly important. But with so many available options, how do you know which to choose?
Here are five great reasons why Oracle Autonomous Database running on Exadata Cloud@Customer should make your shortlist.
1. Ultimate control
One of the persistent concerns about cloud-based systems is sovereignty. Where is your data being held? Are those provisions compliant with GDPR and other data protection regulations?
Exadata Cloud@Customer offers all the elasticity and availability of the cloud – but everything is hosted in your on-premise data centre. In this way you retain complete control of your data at all times, instantly solving your sovereignty challenges without losing the benefits of cloud operations.
2. Increase performance and scale
Autonomous Database allows you to consolidate your existing Oracle databases into the on-premise cloud. Based in your local data centre, your latency-sensitive applications respond more quickly because they are not subject to the network traffic factors that affect cloud-hosted operations.
Oracle Autonomous Database running on Exadata Cloud@Customer offers exceptional performance too. The service scales automatically based on active database operations ensuring you always have enough resources available for ultra-fast response. The platform can be configured in four high-performance shapes offering up to 400 OCPUs and 479 TB databases, capable of supporting up to 12 million SQL Read IOPS and 300 GB/s SQL throughput. Which should be enough for even the most demanding enterprise operations.
3. Reduce IT complexity
IT sprawl is a significant concern in the cloud era, so any effort to consolidate and centralise resources is to be welcomed. Oracle Autonomous Database can be used to replace your existing Oracle databases, pulling both data and resources into a single cloud for simplified management.
The Autonomous Database also includes a collection of tools to automate configuration, indexing and tuning as well as threat detection and patching. These features reduce admin overheads and the risk of human error causing operational problems. Importantly, Oracle provides full management of the underlying Exadata Cloud@Customer platform.
4. Enable innovation
Because Exadata Cloud@Customer uses machine learning and automation to automate key activities, developers are freed to focus on other tasks. These machine learning functions can even be applied to building ML models – up to 10x faster.
Exadata accelerates multiple database models, APIs, and microservices. So your developers don’t need to be experts in integrating and tuning multiple single-purpose databases. The less time and resources spent on the environment, the more you can invest in innovation.
5. Improve operational efficiency
It may sit inside your firewall but the Cloud@Customer services acts like ‘the cloud’ in every sense – including being fully managed by Oracle. The pay-per-database model and automatic scaling functionality have been shown to reduce database management tasks by as much as 80%.
The use of autonomy and automation reduces manual management overheads. And you avoid common issues like database duplication and security fragmentation, which are common to traditional stand-alone deployments.
Oracle Autonomous Database and Exadata Cloud@Customer are designed to help your business realise more value from its data. Through the use of machine learning, autonomy and automation, coupled with per-use resource billing, your business acquires a platform that accelerates digital transformation programs and maximises your IT budget.
To learn more about Oracle Autonomous Database and Exadata Cloud@Customer, please give the WTL team a call.