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Oracle Autonomous Database

A fully automated database service that makes it easy for all organizations to develop and deploy application workloads regardless of complexity, scale, or criticality. Autonomous Database’s converged engine supports diverse data types, simplifying application development and deployment from modeling and coding to ETL, database optimization, and data analysis. With machine-learning–driven automated tuning, scaling, and patching, Autonomous Database delivers the highest performance, availability, and security for OLTP, analytics, batch, and Internet of Things (IoT) workloads. Built on Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata, Autonomous Database is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for shared or dedicated deployments, and on-premises with Exadata Cloud@Customer and Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer.

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Learn how Oracle Autonomous Database eliminates the complexity of operating and securing Oracle Database, while giving customers the highest levels of performance, scalability, and availability.

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Industry analysts at Nucleus Research ranked Oracle Autonomous Database #1 in recently published cloud data warehouse ratings, citing built-in support for multi-model data and multiple parallel workloads.

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Run MongoDB workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by migrating applications written for MongoDB to Oracle Autonomous JSON Database. Developers can continue to use MongoDB's open source tools and drivers using the new API for MongoDB.

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Get an independent evaluation of top vendors—and see why Oracle is named a Leader for vision and execution—in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems.

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Why choose Autonomous Database?

Self-driving: Automate database provisioning, tuning, and scaling

Provisions highly available databases, configures and tunes for specific workloads, and scales compute resources when needed, all done automatically.

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Self-securing: Automate data protection and security

Protect sensitive and regulated data automatically, patch your database for security vulnerabilities, and prevent unauthorized access—all with Oracle Autonomous Database.

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Self-repairing: Automate failure detection, failover, and repair

Detect and protect from system failures and user errors automatically and provide failover to standby databases with zero data loss.

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Autonomous Database solutions

For simpler, faster transactions

A fully automated database service optimized to run transactional, analytical, and batch workloads concurrently. To accelerate performance, it is preconfigured for row format, indexes, and data caching, while providing scalability, availability, transparent security, and real-time operational analytics. With Autonomous Database, application developers and DBAs can rapidly, easily, and cost-effectively develop and deploy applications without sacrificing functionality or ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) properties.

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Use cases
  • Transaction processing applications
  • Mission-critical applications
  • Mixed-workload applications
  • Cloud native applications
  • Low-code applications
  • Business applications

Take control of all your data with a converged database and automation

A fully automated cloud database service optimized for analytic workloads, including data marts, data warehouses, and data lakes. It is preconfigured with columnar format, partitioning, and large joins to simplify and accelerate database provisioning, extracting, loading, and transforming data; running sophisticated reports; generating predictions; and creating machine learning models. With Autonomous Database, data scientists, business analysts, and nonexperts can rapidly, easily, and cost-effectively discover business insights using data of any size and type.

Use cases
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse
  • Data lakes
  • Departmental Data Warehouse
  • Data science and machine learning
  • Data and IoT event streams

Develop JSON-centric applications with simple, fast, serverless cloud document database service

Oracle Autonomous JSON Database (AJD) is a version of Oracle Autonomous Database exclusively for transactions and analytics on JSON data, and includes a MongoDB API.

Use cases
  • Mobile applications
  • Applications with dynamic personalized experiences
  • Content and catalog management
  • Integrated IoT applications
  • Digital payment applications

Build applications faster

APEX App Dev is built into Oracle Autonomous Database for developing and running transactional or analytic low-code apps. Build apps 38X faster than traditional coding.

Use cases
  • Opportunistic apps
  • Data sharing
  • Replace spreadsheets
  • ISV Applications
  • Oracle Forms modernization

Latest innovations in Oracle Autonomous Database for analytics and data warehousing

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Wikibon finds Oracle Autonomous Database is 50% lower cost than AWS

Wikibon finds Oracle Autonomous Database is 50% lower cost than AWS

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KuppingerCole: Oracle Autonomous Database is ranked #1 overall for Cloud Database and Big Data security

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dbInsight finds Oracle the first to deliver a self-driving database in both the cloud and on-premises

IDC: Oracle Autonomous Database provides 417% ROI

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Learn how Oracle customers are using Oracle Autonomous Database to transform their businesses by redefining database management through machine learning and automation.

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Autonomous Database benefits

Autonomous Database deployment

Autonomous Database services offer multiple deployment possibilities for lowest cost, operational control, and isolation.

Shared infrastructure


  • Multiple users share the same cloud platform resources in public cloud
  • Lowest cost to get started with no minimum commitment requirement

Dedicated infrastructure


  • Complete isolation of your data and operations, with a private dedicated database cloud within public cloud
  • Dedicated system resources—such as processor, memory, network, or storage—offer greater control over operational policies and customizations

Cloud@Customer infrastructure


  • Autonomous Database in your data center to meet regulatory, data sovereignty, or network latency requirements for workloads that cannot move to public cloud
  • Enables IT to easily deliver self-service databases to business users and developers while ensuring security and governance of all data

January 3, 2022

Oracle (Autonomous Transaction Processing) Ranked Highest in Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Cloud DBMS Operational Use Cases

William Hardie, Vice President of Oracle Database Product Management

In the 2021 Gartner Report, "Critical Capabilities for Cloud Database Management Systems (DBMS) Operational Use Cases", Oracle (Autonomous Transaction Processing) received the highest scores in all four use cases. This is the fourth year in a row that Oracle Autonomous Database optimized for transaction processing and mixed workloads (ATP) has achieved the highest scores for all four operational use cases.

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1 IDC report: Ensuring a Fast, Reliable, and Secure Database Through Automation (PDF)

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