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.
How does it work?
Based on decades of experience in the field of database automation and database infrastructure, Oracle has created a fully autonomous database that harnesses cloud technology. It is self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing and it protects from all downtime such as unplanned maintenance with an average of just 2.5 minutes of downtime, including patching, a month.
Why do you need it?
As databases get bigger and bigger, they become more difficult for DBAs to manage and secure, especially when performance is key. By reducing human error, complexity and the need for manual management, the database becomes more reliable and secure. Other benefits include increased efficiency, higher levels of customer satisfaction, and a reduction in operational costs.
How can we help?
At Smart Technologies, our team of experts with decades of combined experience with both Oracle & Databases can help you to get yourself up and running with Oracle Autonomous Database. We can help you pick the product that is right for you, install, set up and configure, and even train your team on how to get the best out of it. Take the headache out of making the change and save money on your database operations and get in touch with us today.