Oracle: Sparking the Database Fire

October 3, 2017

Hadoop? Er, what? And Microsoft .SQLServer? Or MarkLogic’s XML, business intelligence, analytics, and search offering? Amazon’s storage complex? IBM’s DB2? The recently-endowed MongoDB?

I thought of these systems when I read “Targeting Cybersecurity, Larry Ellison Debuts Oracle’s New ‘Self-Driving’ Database.”

For me, the main point of the write up is that the Oracle database is coming. There’s nothing like an announcement to keep the Oracle faithful in the fold.
If the write up is accurate, Oracle is embracing buzzy trends, storage that eliminates the guess work, and security. (Remember Secure Enterprise Search, the Security Server, and the nifty credential verification procedures? I do.)
The new version of Oracle, according to the write up, will deliver self driving. Cars don’t do this too well, but the Oracle database will and darned soon.

The 18c Autonomous Database or 18cad will:

  • Fix itself
  • Cost less than Amazon’s cloud
  • Go faster
  • Be online 99.995 percent of the time

And more, of course.

Let’s assume that Oracle 18cad works as described. (Words are usually easier to do than software I remind myself.)

The customers look to be big winners. Better, faster, cheaper. Oracle believes its revenues will soar because happy customers just buy more Oracle goodies.

Will there be  a downside?

What about database administrators? Some organizations may assume that 18cad will allow some expensive database administrator (DBA) heads to roll.
What about the competition? I anticipate more marketing fireworks or at least some open source “sparks” and competitive flames to heat up the cold autumn days.

Stephen E Arnold, October 3, 2017


2 Responses to “Oracle: Sparking the Database Fire”

  1. ?? ? ????? ???? ???? ??? on October 5th, 2017 12:22 am

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    Oracle: Sparking the Database Fire : Stephen E. Arnold @ Beyond Search

  2. Noriko Patocka on October 24th, 2017 2:34 pm

    I prefer to look on the brighter side of things which I’m sure you can appreciate.

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