Oracle predicts migration to its new cloud service

Larry Ellison targets Amazon in keynote speech

Larry Ellison, chairman and co-founder of Oracle speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference in San Francisco, California.

Larry Ellison, chairman and co-founder of Oracle speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference in San Francisco, California.

 

Oracle executive chairman and chief technology officer Larry Ellison unveiled “revolutionary” new machine learning applications for database and cyber security in the opening keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 in San Francisco’s Moscone Centre.

The Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud is the “world’s first 100 per cent self-driving autonomous database, and new automated cyber defense applications that detect and remediate attacks in real time.”

AI-based total automation allows Oracle’s Autonomous Database Cloud to eliminate the need for human labour required to manage a database by enabling a database to automatically upgrade, patch and tune itself while running.

The removal of any risk of human error or requirements for human performance testing, Oracle claims, can reduce planned or unplanned downtime to less than 30 minutes per year year. It also promises organisOracle ations that migrate from Amazon will reduce costs by fifty per cent.

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

During his opening keynote for Oracle OpenWorld 2017, the four day event which now draws in over 60,000 attendees each year, Larry Ellison shared his confidence in Oracle’s newest products to poach significant market share from its biggest competitor, Amazon. “Now, I don’t use the word revolutionary new technology every year here at Oracle OpenWorld… But this one is.

“This thing is truly elastic, instantaneously elastic. So you never provision more resource than you need. It really is on-demand computing.”

“You’ll see a migration, an evolution of database skills, where you’re focused more on database design, schema design, different kinds of data analytics including machine learning, setting the policies as to what is mission critical, what requires disaster recovery, figuring out those policies.”

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 continues until Wednesday October 4th at the Moscone Centre in Downtown San Francisco.