The trend to self-driving database - Oracle Autonomous DB
November 20, 2019

The trend to self-driving database - Oracle Autonomous DB

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Autonomous Database

It is used by our organisation and we have also implemented it for our customers. It is the next generation automated aspect of creating and managing things. From setup to operation, patching and performing tuning , the whole gamut of administration is automated thereby making it a robust DB system.
  • It is purely autonomous.
  • All maintenance tasks are taken care of by Oracle.
  • Better performance.
  • System is robust and resides on Exadata platform.
  • Monitoring console is also provided. Least intrusive by an external DBA.
  • Different modes of connections are available - high, medium, low, TP, TP Urgent, making it easier to select the connection service to the DB and making for optimum use of resources.
  • Autonomous DB integration with PeopleSoft. Issues noticed in the application.
  • More flexibility of user access to DB OS.
  • External connections using DB link is not possible .
  • Appears sophisticated as a majority of the controls reside with Oracle in terms of security, patching, maintenance, tuning. Less responsibility to a proficient DBA.
  • It's robust.
  • Initial cost of implementation is low, however long-term cost of usage is high.
  • Ease of use.
  • Machine Learning capabilities included making value addition to the product.
Latest DB with automated features like self-driving cars.

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Oracle is easy to use and not many resources are required. The base version is available free.

Oracle Autonomous Database Feature Ratings

Version control tools
Test data generation
Performance optimization tools
Schema maintenance
Database change management
User management
Database security
Database status reporting
Change management

Using Oracle Autonomous Database

5 - The database layer of critical applications. It forms the core of the application which are performance dependent. A robust database with high performance enhances application utilization.
5 - Knowledge of Oracle Infrastructure, ADW and ATP is very essential for using this software.
  • POC to end user to build applications on the fly without much investment in DB design and functionality.
  • Integrating the ADW with OAC.
  • Using ATP for Transaction Processing systems.
  • Used for POC for OACS. Integrated different sources of data into 1 centralized location.
  • Improvise on the current product and help customer towards ADW tool.
Autonomous is the way of the future and this is one system which is crucial to any system and is also autonomous.
It is self-tuning and self-maintaining which are major advantages.