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Oracle Autonomous Database

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What is Oracle Autonomous Database?

Oracle Autonomous Database provides a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing cloud service that eliminate the overhead and human errors associated with traditional database administration. Oracle Autonomous Database takes care of configuration, tuning, backup, patching, encryption, scaling, and more.

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6 out of 10
May 01, 2022
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  • User management (24)
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  • Performance optimization tools (24)
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What is Oracle Autonomous Database?

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Product Details

What is Oracle Autonomous Database?

Oracle Autonomous Database provides a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing cloud service that eliminate the overhead and human errors associated with database administration. Oracle Autonomous Database takes care of configuration, tuning, backup, patching, upgrading, encryption, scaling, and more. It allows customers to innovate more, pay less, and ensure that their data is more secure.

Oracle Autonomous Database supports workload-optimized cloud services with multiple deployment choices Shared, Dedicated and Cloud@Customer:
  • Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse: ADW uses adaptive machine learning to deliver unprecedented simplicity, performance, and highly elastic data management that enables data warehouse deployment in seconds.
  • Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing: ATP provides simpler application development, real-time analytics, personalization, and fraud detection for complex mix of high-performance transactions, batch reporting, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
  • Oracle Autonomous JSON Database: AJD makes it simple to develop JSON-centric applications with document APIs, serverless scaling and high performance ACID transactions. AJD offers comprehensive security, low latency CRUD operations and low pay-per-use pricing.
Oracle Autonomous Database offers customers multiple deployment choices: Shared, Dedicated, Cloud@Customer

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Oracle Autonomous Database Features

Database Development Features

  • Supported: Performance optimization tools
  • Supported: Schema maintenance

Database Administration Features

  • Supported: User management
  • Supported: Database security
  • Supported: Database status reporting

Additional Features

  • Supported: Real Application Clusters for scale-out, failover, and online patching
  • Supported: Active Data Guard for database aware Disaster Recovery
  • Supported: Parallel SQL for high throughput
  • Supported: Database Containers for agility
  • Supported: Database In-Memory for high performance
  • Supported: Transparent Database Encryption for data protection
  • Supported: Database Vault for role separation
  • Supported: Scaling via the REST APIs or via the built-in Auto-Scale feature
  • Supported: Rolling Upgrades without downtime and Application Continuity for seamless session execution
  • Supported: Automatic Database Backups and Supplemental Database Backups
  • Supported: Automatic Security Updates, Encryption Key Management,Auditing Database Access
  • Supported: Proactive Fault Detection and Resolution of both hardware and software

Oracle Autonomous Database Screenshots

Screenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database is supported on Shared or Dedicated Exadata InfrastructureScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database supports workload-optimized cloud services for Data Warehouse, Transaction Processing,  JSON centric applicationsScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database supports  both License Included and Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) with  Yearly and Pay As You Go subscription pricingScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database provides built-in development  tools such as SQL Developer web, Performance Hub, APIs for data managementScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database provides native shell for API driven development

Oracle Autonomous Database Video

Oracle founder Larry Ellison explains how the revolutionary Autonomous Database keeps your data safe. Self-patching, ever-vigilant: Oracle puts database maintenance on autopilot. So sit back, relax, and let Oracle do the driving

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Oracle Autonomous Database Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesGlobal

Frequently Asked Questions

Oracle Autonomous Database provides a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing cloud service that eliminate the overhead and human errors associated with traditional database administration. Oracle Autonomous Database takes care of configuration, tuning, backup, patching, encryption, scaling, and more.

Amazon Aurora, Azure SQL Database, and Google BigQuery are common alternatives for Oracle Autonomous Database.

Reviewers rate Database security highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Oracle Autonomous Database are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The autonomous database contributes a great advance to the operation since the efficiency in terms of adaptation in different scenarios and different circumstances is much higher than the reaction capacity that the DBAs in charge had before its implementation. Additionally, the perceived cost reduction in terms of the need for personnel in charge of monitoring the operation is notorious.
  • The management of the transactional databases is carried out with the ATP, with an improvement in day-to-day efficiency.
  • Quick adaptation to sudden changes in workload.
  • In my opinion, The learning algorithm may have improvements to take advantage of new technologies.
  • In my opinion, the Database training models are not always the most accurate.
The implementation in scenarios where transactionality is the most important thing and sudden changes often occur, this database engine is ideal, however, in scenarios where greater control of the environment is required because strategies are being developed to redefine the business does not turn out to be so convenient because it does not get the most out of it.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have started using the Oracle Autonomous database as a data store for Log analytics. It does ease the need for maintenance and is self-managing when it comes to performance advisory reports. But I will say it's still under evaluation in comparison to Amazon RDS.
  • We are using automated index management for one of our asset repositories.
  • We have had a big relief from the need for patching this database.
  • We did see a performance improvement when we moved the DB to Oracle ADB.
  • More deep dive insights on the data modelling chosen by the Oracle ADB.
Currently I [use] Tier 2 and Tier 3 application.
Gorthy Rohith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We implemented Oracle ADW for an aviation client implementing ODI marketplace & OAC (Oracle Analytics Cloud) building Finance, supply chain & HR Analytics.
  • Fully Managed Cloud Infrastructure
  • Easy Admin Activties
  • friendly Developer UI/web SQL option
  • Wallet/Security option ease in SQL Dev Desktop application
  • Option of loading parquet files into ADW DB
  • Oracle_CX Python package
  • Easier access to connecting to Data lake files & reading them directly similar to Apache Hive
  • Association/Intro to Data lakes & Spark access from ADW
  • Streaming Features direct availability/Plugging stream data into ADW
More for relational database requirements where DW analytics is needed. While Not many features to connect the data from a data lake & use it against real-time/stream analytics.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Oracle Autonomous Database is the primary database at my current project, and it serves as a backend for a UI that caters to more than 25000 users per day. It caters their day to day need to transact and fetch reports. Oracle Autonomous Database does a great work of handling all the requests and catering to all the users without any failure.
  • Less resource utilization
  • Quick performance
  • Quick issue resolution
  • Less manual intervention
  • Connectivity to more tech stack
  • Better user control
Oracle Autonomous Database works well with backend structure for applications; however, I felt it has a scope to improve a data warehouse. It can perform really well in OLTP environments however with OLAP it struggles a bit.
Raúl Antonio Molina Alvarenga(OCM) DG, HA,  Performance  Tuning, Backup and Recovery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I work with an Oracle partner in my country (El Salvador ). I use Oracle Autonomous Database in Demonstrations or POC for training, certification, and support for our customers where Autonomous is deployed personally. I always have a free account. It is wonderful to have access to Autonomous unlimited during this time.
  • Secure
  • Speed
  • Optimized
  • Storage area
  • In free tier: move concurrent users
  • Mail delivery
Autonomous Database is optimized for every workload in the world; it could be used for online transaction processing to a banking core solution or mobile app core, and also could be used as a data warehouse model repository or data lake because it has several data types to improve the best performance in operations.
May 01, 2022

Test review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use it in implementing customer archives and data management. I use [this] software I recommended it to companies as the best option how it can be cost-effective and productive in day to day activities in the companies and also storing managing and authorizing DbA on who and how can access the companies information.
  • Archive
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Security
Oracle database is well suited in every aspect especially health services, financial services, legal services, but in some areas it has to be upgraded to big data technologies
clara davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We've deployed it on our applications workloads to scale our data management including the ultra mission databases that have sensitive data. It's working swiftly in data protection using AI that's not prone to errors like humans. We've used it to manage our customers' data- invoices, recordings, and reports securely and while maintaining a high-performance status.
  • It generates reports in real time
  • Security of data is always guaranteed
  • Works well in data tweaking and encryption
  • Lacks Database Administration monitoring tools.
  • Demands a high financial commitment for acquisition and use.
Oracle Autonomous Database has been impressive with AI analytics to eliminate the human componential errors in database management. It's also well suited for lifecycle tasks with no downtimes. Automation of routine tasks with Oracle Autonomous Database is very efficient, running upgrades and data backups on its own, yours is just to schedule. The only issue is that it requires skilled professionals to manage it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Oracle Database is one of the main DB platforms used at Change Healthcare for business-critical systems. It has been installed on over a hundred servers, sized from a few GB to over 100TB.
  • Rich functionality
  • Security
  • Performance
  • DR and HA
  • Versions: introduction of long and short-term versions make it difficult to plan and maintain the databases up to date
  • Patches: CPU, PSU, etc. difficult to keep track of and stay with consistent strategy
Excellent for OLTP
Good for VLDB OLAP but probably not the best
Bryan Heck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Consulting Organizations on how to protect themselves from cyber predators. Oracle Autonomous Database greatly provides the kind of protection clients are looking for. In addition to it being able to do its job with little to no human intervention. Its covers any Organization large or small. Most people want somewhat of peace of mind when it comes to knowing that their data is protected. This software checks boxes very well.
  • Protects Data
  • Manages Data
  • Data Recovery
  • Cloud based applications.
  • Cost is still a little steep.
  • Continue to increase flexibility in accessing data.
Pro - Stability. Does everything anyone could need. If it's not there it will be on the next update. There is plenty of support for it. It's been around for a long time and it's reliable. The support is well documented and has a great reputation.
Cons - Errors have been found in the documentation provided by Oracle with guidelines, etc. Oracles salespeople have a reputation of being obnoxious and condescending.
Paulo Oliveira, Ph.D | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Oracle Autonomous Database is used mainly to manage the students data, for grades, certificates, internship programs, etc.
  • To offer a good performance
  • Security
  • Easy to manage
  • PL/SQL integrated with Java
  • Sometimes it's difficult to obtain some performance statistics
Oracle Autonomous Database is well suited for industry, performance management, education, research, and managing some retail operations.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Oracle Autonomous database is specially being used for tracking workload as well as to monitor who can access the database available.
There are numerous business problems that has been solved like:
Performance optimisation
Capacity judgement
Creates more value to data
Improves ROI, Better organisation understanding,Detection of real time threats






  • Real time reporting
  • Developing new application
  • Security
  • Monitoring of Saas solution
  • Hectic process
  • Free training should be provided
  • Clarity issues with dashboard
  • Could be more user friendly
Scenarios where this is best suited are like where there are not large set of data which has to be analyzed and extracted.It helps in the efficiency of data .It is also well suited for medium size companies where you have to create a common data for everyone.
As for large set of data, there can be network latency issues and thus there are some limitations of this software.
katie willis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's [a] wonderful software with data warehousing. Efficiency for little database Administration is needed. Excellent with tuning and encryption of database. I like it with for free training.
  • Magnificent for tuning and encryption of database.
  • Excellent with reducing runtime cost.
  • Terrific with SSL certification management.
  • It's takes time to learn.
  • Excellent with bulk data management.
  • Terrific with reduction of runtime cost.
  • Reliable with data visualization.
It's a brilliant with reduction of runtime cost. Excellent with developing and testing mobile apps. Efficient with bulk data management. Ease of customization.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When it comes to database security and automation, Oracle Autonomous Database offers the best features. What makes the software special is the provision of self-data repair features that minimize the chances of data loss. In addition, the software makes it easy to analyze data trends, generate reports, and auto-check data errors.
  • Data repair features.
  • Data backup features are amazing.
  • Easy and secure access to data is a plus.
  • Fast data processing.
  • Great security features.
  • Not the most affordable option.
For easy access to data and fast data processing, I recommend Oracle Autonomous Database. We have used it successfully for a long time and it works perfectly.
josphat sinkala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In my previous company before this one, We used it for capturing and registering motor vehicle speed infringements. One of the problems which [were] addressed was how easy it was for me to get reports for the business to make decisions. However, though not mentioned in the question, I find it so difficult to find tools [that] be used to monitor and administer this database and others am currently using.
  • Data Integrity
  • Provides very high security
  • Reporting
  • Has very good speed on queries
  • If possible, it should come with tools for monitoring as a DBA.
  • Should provide some tools for automating jobs.
  • Should come with some custom reports.
It is well suited for data warehousing but for me, I find it difficult for monitoring purposes.
Angel Caroline | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Oracle Autonomous Database issues a cloud data service, that is self-sufficient, self-driven, and Artificially intelligent options. Further, Oracle Autonomous Database ensures there are the right data configurations, backup, and it eliminates the human manual work, that causes errors. Data encryption and patching is another factor that Oracle Autonomous Database facilitates, with the right warehousing solutions. Lastly, Oracle Autonomous Database deploys the strategic data innovation proceedings, that support data scaling and tuning.
  • The part of data warehousing is a logical factor that Oracle Autonomous Database conducts so well, with high and simplistic data performance.
  • Further, Oracle Autonomous Database has an analytical overview, which is detailed and deals even with complex data, or high profile data.
  • Finally, Oracle Autonomous Database has fostered the data scaling and encryption part, that governs the entire system.
  • Oracle Autonomous Database requires a perfect price revision, which would encourage more subscriptions.
  • Besides, Oracle Autonomous Database requires classes that are manageable and programmable.
  • Lastly, the engagement extent is something that Oracle Autonomous Database requires, for communications efficiency.
Oracle Autonomous Database has made many data controls and procedures be deployed by Oracle Autonomous Database. One, the aspect of a warehouse, which is articulate and controls the entire performance and security requirements. Further, Oracle Autonomous Database fosters the most intelligent transactional processing, which multiplies the results of any data source and verifies them before sharing. The entire encryption process of data is well enhanced by Oracle Autonomous Database
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Oracle Autonomous Database offers robust cloud data management capabilities, which are self-securing, self-connected, and repairing. Besides, Oracle Autonomous Database eliminates the probability of human error, through the automation and modification of the right analytics and controls. Data backup and encryption are also stipulated and managed by Oracle Autonomous Database, which fastens the entire data management. Lastly, Oracle Autonomous Database allows clients to navigate and innovate data processes, for advanced scaling.
  • The competent real time analytics and advanced data scaling.
  • Perfect security and real time threat detectors for every safety reasons.
  • Comprehensive handling of the database, through the elimination of any human error that may affect a company.
  • Oracle Autonomous Database is a complex platform, and unless digital training is offered, chances of problems may arise.
  • Hefty finance commitment, which may affect the operational capacity of a business.
  • Nonetheless, there is focused operational capacity from Oracle Autonomous Database.
Oracle Autonomous Database offers numerous database solutions, from the storage, which is basic, and ensuring there are adequate procedures to control safety. Further, Oracle Autonomous Database increases intellectual analytics, by eliminating the chances of human errors and bringing results that are competent and confident. Further, the detection of single or many threats is another beneficial part of the Oracle Autonomous Database.
Ajay Boyana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Currently, I am using Oracle Autonomous Database to migrate [the] UAT environment for an insurance company. So far the migration is progressing well. I faced [a] few network issues during the start of the project. Also, [I'm] expecting [there will be] few issues with [the] backups. After migration, my clients [sometimes] want [the] old backups [which can be a major issue for me].
  • Scaling
  • Patch management
  • Security
  • Data security like masking
  • Backup management
  • Security
Oracle Autonomous Database [is] well suited for transactional-based [input] as well as for data analysis. The database is good for businesses [that] need ad-hoc scaling of their database capacity as per demand. DR setup is quite easy with Oracle's Autonomous Database. [The] data replication can be done in [a] few minutes. Also, the data refresh feature is quite useful [as well].
Aarav Dhruv | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Oracle Autonomous Database to ass new records to an existing database or use the database information to create reports, analyze trends in business or look for anomalies. A very secure and therefore efficient database that enhances data security reduces downtime and improves general performances. Managing all data lifecycle operations.
  • Self-repairing.
  • Self-securing.
  • Automation.
  • No Cons. We are able to reduce costs and improve productivity by automating routine tasks.
  • It works perfectly for me.
  • Helps to flag outliers.
Machine learning algorithms to help our organization improve data security by analyzing reams of logged out and flagging outliers. Automatically patching, tuning, and backing up data and also upgrading data without manual intervention. Has integrated intelligence. Automatically rolling patches against cloud servers In a sequence designed to eliminate business downtime.
prerna priti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Stunning with configuration, tuning, and repair of the database. Effectiveness for automatically [detecting] fail and repair immediately. Magnificent with offer free training. Convenient with search.
  • Automatically detect database fail and repair immediately.
  • Convinience with mitigation of risk while reducing runtime cost.
  • Excellent with data protection and security.
  • Free training although requires little experience with databases.
  • Terrific with mitigation of risk for the database while reducing runtime cost
  • Great with configuration,tuning and repair.
Absolutely efficient with data warehousing. The efficiency with automation of data protection and security. Flexibility with mitigation of risk while reducing runtime cost. Customization of the dashboard.
Simon Andrew | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's a marvelous software to try new applications. Efficient with free training which is incredible. Impressive with reducing runtime cost. Ease of configuration
  • Its efficiency to automate data protection and security.
  • Magnificent with developing and testing mobile application.
  • Fabulous with encryption and repair of database.
  • It requires skilled personnel to configure.
  • The dashboard should be improved.
  • It's very outstanding with automation of data protection and security.
Incredible and admirable with developing a new mobile application. Efficient with configuration and encryption of Database. Elegance and terrific with data warehousing.
November 28, 2021

Best Database

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is used across organizations in different projects. It has the best performance as compared to other databases and best in security as well. Synchronization between servers Master & Slave is acceptable. We have functions and procedures which have thousands of lines of codes and all these are stored under one package, which makes it easy to maintain.
  • Specific encryption and decryption
  • Security
  • Performance
  • Multi-tenancy required improvement
  • Distributed architecture
It is the best-suited database overall for every scenario. Best for user management, transaction management, secure areas, such as banking data, storing some specific keys, secure data, encrypted data, and offers a huge procedure and function.
Yassen Fingarov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We used it for on-premises migration to the cloud. The biggest [benefits] are the ease of administration, automated patching, and scalability. Performance on demand and multiple peak concurrency and usage [is] pretty much out-of-the-box. The existing DBAs can focus on tasks that give more value to the customer instead of routine support tasks.
  • Scalable
  • Concurrency
  • Easy scale up and down
  • Bigger control on configuration
Flavius Ianovan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Central DB is through Oracle [Autonomous Database] and it is pretty reliable and stable; we are happy with it and we choose it instead of the cloud for security reasons. If we could make it a bit faster will be great, but [outside] of that, it's just fine. Clients are happy and it is used in our group in over 10 countries.
  • Scans evidence in-warehouse
  • Track and trace tables
  • Financial evidence
  • [Could have a] more user-friendly interface
  • [Could have] easier travel through tables
  • [Could have] faster processing
[Well suited for] shipping companies; we prefer this database instead of the cloud for security reasons and data protection.
Msigwa Eliyud | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Used to store financially sensitive data of our systems and used for customer management.
  • Track users
  • Provide reports
  • Customizable
  • Interactive and easy to learn
  • Security
  • Customer management
  • Improved financial module
In human resources management.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This amazing tool is being used in multiple departments of our organization and it helps us to manage our database. [Oracle Autonomous Database] automatically updates the data in our cloud database and provides good security which enables us to store huge amounts of data. We prefer it for load balancing and high availability.
  • Data security
  • Handling and managing the data
  • Reliable and high performance
  • Reporting part can be improved.
  • Documentation is not up to the mark.
  • Indexing also needs some improvement.
This is very well suited if you have a good amount of data in your database and this will help you to scale and tune that which ultimately can reduce your work effort. The implementation part is a bit tedious as compared to other platforms. Also, there is good support for transactional data loads.
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