An autonomous database is a database that sits in the cloud and uses machine learning to eliminate the need for human labour such as security, backups, database tuning, updates and other routine tasks that are usually performed by Database Administrators.
Databases store information that is critical to the running of a business as well as often forming the backbone of an organisation. If the database isn’t secure then the company puts itself at risk of breaches. In addition to this, if the database is running slowly or with faults, the productivity of employees can suffer and clients become short-tempered.
The beauty of a cloud-based database such as Oracle Autonomous Database is that data can be accessed by clients, customers, employees or any other authorised party via software, website, or even mobile applications.