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Oracle has added a new option to its database service Autonomous Database. This is Autonomous Database Dedicated, which focuses on customers who cannot run their most critical workloads on the public cloud infrastructure platform.

The Autonomous Database is a cloud-based technology that helps automate the many routine tasks required to manage Oracle databases. The service combines Oracle’s Database 18c software with a set of automated administration services driven by machine learning algorithms. The whole is offered as a cloud service called Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, which Oracle describes as “self-managing, self-secured and self-repairing”.

CTO Larry Ellison has repeatedly called the Autonomous Database “the most important thing we’ve ever done”. Ellison also claims that the service is twelve times faster than Amazon’s Aurora and a hundred times faster than a competitor who runs mixed workloads.

Autonomous Database Dedicated

The new service is designed for enterprises that have “high security or operational policy requirements”, reports Silicon Angle. The Autonomous Database Dedicated automatically solves problems in the database infrastructure. This can include tasks such as hardware provisioning, configuration, security and software installation. In addition, it uses machine learning to detect patterns and abnormalities that may indicate security threats. Finally, the service helps with database management and predicts hardware stack failures in data centers.

According to Juan Loaiza, executive vice president of Mission-Critical Database Technologies at Oracle, the new service is designed to address security and isolation concerns that some enterprises have when moving critical workloads to the cloud. “Autonomous Database Dedicated enables customers to easily transform from hand-managed, independent databases on premise, to fully autonomous and isolated private database cloud within the Oracle Public Cloud.

The service is the second deployment option of the Autonomous Database. When the service was launched in 2017, serverless deployments on the Oracle public cloud were also introduced.

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