Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Larry Ellison at Oracle OpenWorld 2017Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison made several announcements at Oracle OpenWorld 2017.

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud

Larry Ellison said Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud is the world’s first 100 percent self-driving autonomous database, and new automated cyber defense applications detect and remediate attacks in real time.

Its new machine learning applications for database and cyber security offers 50 percent cut in costs as compared with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates the labor required to manage a database by enabling a database to automatically upgrade, patch and tune itself while running. Oracle can minimize costly planned and unplanned downtime to less than 30 minutes a year.

Larry Ellison shared benchmark test results during short demonstrations that highlighted the performance gap between Oracle Database on Oracle Cloud and Oracle Database running on Amazon’s best Oracle Database Cloud Service, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).

The direct comparison also highlighted the difference between Amazon’s 99.95 percent reliability and availability SLAs, which exclude most sources of unplanned and planned downtime, and Oracle’s 99.995 percent SLA guarantees.

“These are not Oracle went out and made up the most ridiculous demos to make Amazon look bad they could come up with. These are datasets that we used for stress testing, and performance testing, and validating our database,” Larry Ellison said.

“Amazon is five to eight times more expensive running the identical workload than the Oracle Autonomous Database. We guarantee you contractually to cut your Amazon bill in half. It’s fairly easy when you’re five to eight times faster,” Larry Ellison said.

Larry Ellison said Amazon is one of the biggest Oracle users. SAP is one of the biggest users of Oracle on Earth.

Powered by Oracle Database 18c, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud uses machine learning to enable automation that eliminates human labor, human error and manual tuning, to enable availability, high performance and security at a much lower cost.


Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud handles many different workload styles, including transactions, mixed workloads, data warehouses, graph analytics, departmental applications, document stores and IoT. The first Autonomous Database Cloud offering, for data warehouse workloads, is planned to be available in calendar year 2017.

“With a history of established leadership in the database software market segment, it is no surprise that Oracle is pioneering a next-generation data management platform,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, IDC.

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud is powered by the next generation of the world’s #1 database, Oracle Database 18c. Oracle Database 18c delivers breakthrough automation capabilities, as well as enhanced OLTP, analytics and consolidation technologies.

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