Big Data

Oracle big data services help data professionals manage, catalog, and process raw data. Oracle offers object storage and Hadoop-based data lakes for persistence, Spark for processing, and analysis through Oracle Cloud SQL or the customer’s analytical tool of choice.

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  • Complete, integrated solution

    Deploy a complete, integrated solution, including data management, data integration, and data science, so analytics teams can maximize the value of enterprise data. Customers ingest any data via batch, streaming, or real-time processes and store it in data warehouses or data lakes as needed. Teams then catalog and apply governance to the data so they can use it for analyses, visualizations, and machine learning models. IT teams leverage consistent security policies across data warehouses and data lakes.

  • Easy to manage and operate

    Increase developer productivity with a fully managed, serverless, Apache Spark cluster that is accessible via APIs. Each cluster is automatically provisioned, secured, and shut down to reduce developer workloads. Customers can deploy fully managed Hadoop clusters of any size or shape, then add security and high availability with a single click.

  • Deploy in Oracle Cloud data centers or customer data centers

    Deploy Oracle big data services wherever needed to satisfy customer data residency and latency requirements. Big data services, along with all other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, can be utilized by customers in the Oracle public cloud, or deployed in customer data centers as part of an Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer environment.

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Simplify big data application delivery with Apache Spark

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Flow is a fully managed Apache Spark service with no infrastructure for customer IT teams to deploy or manage. Data Flow lets developers deliver applications faster because they can focus on application development without getting distracted by operations.

Make it easier to build managed data lakes

Oracle Big Data Service is a Hadoop-based data lake to store and analyze large amounts of raw customer data. A managed service, Oracle Big Data Service comes with a fully integrated stack that includes both open source and Oracle value-added tools that simplify your IT operations. Oracle Big Data Service makes it easier for enterprises to manage, structure, and extract value from organization-wide data.

Enable self-service data discovery and governance

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Catalog helps data professionals across the organization search, explore, and govern data using an inventory of enterprise-wide data assets. It automatically harvests metadata across an organization’s data stores and provides a common metastore for data lakes. Data Catalog simplifies the definition of business glossaries and curated information about data assets located in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and other locations so data consumers can easily find needed data.

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Oracle big data use cases

  • Integrate data sources into enterprise data lakes

    Ingest, store, and secure customer data from any source. Organize this data for easy access and analysis by analytics teams throughout the enterprise.

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  • Accelerate machine-learning driven insights

    Process, store, and use massive amounts of data as the foundation for machine-learning models that enable companies to develop new business strategies. Oracle’s big data solutions ensure that all data is made available to data science teams, enabling them to build more reliable and effective machine learning models.

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  • Analyze all data

    Oracle big data solutions enable analytics teams to analyze all incoming and historical data to generate new insights.

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September 19, 2023

Oracle expands cloud services with new open source data management solutions

Carter Shanklin, Senior Director, Product Management

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is excited to announce three new managed open source data management cloud services and three significant enhancements to existing ones. These services offer a wide range of capabilities to help organizations of all sizes enhance their data operations.

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