Autonomous Database

Develop scalable AI-powered apps with any data using built-in AI capabilities. Use your choice of large language model (LLM) and deploy in the cloud or your data center.

Use natural language to query data in Autonomous Database (1:39)

Announcing availability of Globally Distributed Autonomous Database

Helping customers obtain the highest possible levels of scalability and availability, address data sovereignty requirements, and benefit from autonomous operations.

Why Autonomous Database?

Accelerate app innovation with built-in AI and your choice of LLM

  • Use your choice of LLM, open source or proprietary. With Select AI, Autonomous Database automatically translates natural language into database queries and allows you to have a contextual conversation, without any custom coding or manual operations via a complex interface.
  • Easily enable retrieval augmented generation (RAG) across your proprietary documents in various formats with the built-in vector store.
  • Harness integrated AI services and in-database machine learning (ML) to enhance your apps with text and image analysis, speech recognition, or personalized recommendations.

Workshop: Answer natural language queries with Select AI

Increase your app development velocity with one database that does it all

  • Quickly react to business demands by using a single data platform that can meet all your needs, without integrating new databases. Autonomous Database allows you to use SQL, JSON documents, graph, geospatial, text, and vectors in a single database to rapidly build new features.
  • Build apps for any workload, and even generate apps without writing code.
  • Use the same Oracle Database, fully automated and cloud-based.

Workshop: Use SQL, JSON, and graph in the same app

Deploy apps wherever you want at any scale

  • Deploy your apps in the cloud or your data center with OCI’s distributed cloud offerings.
  • Start small while allowing your apps to scale as needed with a database used by the most demanding applications—without rearchitecting your app or overspending on compute resources.
  • Stay focused on AppDev using a database that helps you ensure uptime and safeguard data through automated security measures and continuous monitoring.

Workshop: Enable auto-scaling, security, and HA

Autonomous Database customer successes

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Deploy Autonomous Database in the cloud or your data center

  • Serverless


    • Benefit from Oracle’s autonomous operation of all aspects of the database lifecycle.
    • Get started at the lowest cost; you only pay for what you use.
  • Dedicated infrastructure


    • Get a fully dedicated database cloud service for a single tenant with dedicated compute, storage, and network resources.
    • Achieve higher levels of isolation and control over the timing of patches and updates.
  • Run Autonomous Database in your data center for workloads that can’t move to the public cloud.

  • Keep your data in your data center to help you meet strict regulatory compliance demands, data residency mandates, or network latency requirements.

  • Benefit from a complete OCI cloud region in your data center that offers the agility, scalability, and economics of the OCI public cloud, with access to Autonomous Database and all other OCI services.

  • Retain full control of your data and applications to help meet the highest security, regulatory, and data residency requirements while modernizing your infrastructure.

See what top industry analysts say about Autonomous Database

  • Constellation Research logo

    “The result of using platforms with autonomous qualities is that they improve the developer experience: Developers can spend more time coding and/or more time learning, increasing their skills, relevance, and marketability.”

    Holger Mueller
    Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
  • The Futurum Group logo

    “With Select AI, Oracle is first-to-market with a generally available capability for organizations to have a contextual dialogue with their private, proprietary data—intuitively. It’s so simple that organizations of all sizes can use it immediately, placing Autonomous Database with generative AI at the forefront of data platform innovations.”

    Ron Westfall
    Research Director, The Futurum Group
  • Wikibon logo

    “Autonomous JSON is the product that MongoDB hopes to have in the next decade. With Full ACID, full parallel analytics, fast updates, open standards-based JSON, full indexing, and support for everything from blockchain to spatial to graph, Oracle is helping MongoDB developers leap into the future.”

    Marc Staimer
    Senior IT Analyst, Wikibon
  • Omdia logo

    “By building a single, multimodel database, automating the management of that database, and then breaking out best-of-breed functionality, Oracle has engineered a seemingly future-proof data platform capable of meeting customers where they are and making life easier for developers and accelerating the pace of application development, both now and in the future.”

    Bradley Shimmin
    Chief Analyst, AI Platforms, Analytics, and Data Management, Omdia
Oracle recognized by Gartner

Oracle (Autonomous Transaction Processing) scored highest in all Use Cases in the 2024 Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Cloud Database Management Systems for Operational Use Cases” report.**

February 13, 2024

Conversations are the next generation in natural language queries

Marty Gubar, Director Product Management, Oracle

Autonomous Database Select AI has just introduced a powerful new capability that lets you have conversations with your data. What’s the difference between a natural language query and a conversation? A lot!

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