What are industry experts saying about Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse?

Leader in cloud data warehouse

  • “By far the best Tier-1 Cloud Database Platform”1
  • “Ranked Number One overall”2
  • “Product of the year”3
  • “Autonomous Data Warehouse is a genuine market shift”4

IDC finds that Autonomous Data Warehouse customers obtain a 417%

ROI in five years5

Wikibon finds that Oracle Autonomous Database costs 50%

less than AWS6

Constellation Research finds that Oracle Database has 32%

more capacity than the largest AWS offering7

OMDIA logo

“Oracle swings for the fences with Autonomous Data Warehouse updates….With a series of major enhancements to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, the Austin database powerhouse has signaled a clear intent to disrupt the fragmented analytics data platform marketplace. Oracle is offering a solution capable of unifying disparate workloads under a single high performing and highly automated analytics platform.…Oracle waits just that market millisecond necessary to enter the market—not as a fast follower but as a disruptor.…True, Oracle has not swung at the first cloud computing or computer architecture pitch to come over the plate. Rather, just as it did before in waiting on the public cloud to mature, Oracle has waited for the marketplace to mature to the point where an automated converged database that delivers simplicity, governance, security, and manageability will win out over the latest disjointed collection of shiny objects.”
—Bradley Shimmin, Omdia

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“Enabling data analysts, citizen data scientists, and business users to create and analyze their own data sets with self-service tools avoids IT bottlenecks and significantly improves their productivity. This is exactly what Oracle has done with its enhancements to ADW,”
—Bradley Shimmin, Omdia

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“The spring 2023 release of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is all about extending the reach of the platform and evolving it into an analytics hub. Oracle has targeted data in cloud object storage, connectivity to other data sources, and data sharing.”
—Tony Baer, dbInsight

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“Oracle is the first, and so far, the only database provider to deliver a fully autonomous database. And with the latest release, Oracle is the first to deliver a self-driving database both in the cloud and on-premises.”
—Tony Baer, dbInsight

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Moor logo

“Here's a news flash: this isn't that Oracle. I have mentioned this previously, but it bears repeating. This new Oracle is a cloud company that has learned some important lessons while watching companies like Microsoft transform themselves. And while the company could have taken the approach of protecting its turf, instead it is looking to expand its market presence and attract a new generation of developers and a new class of data consumers—the business analysts, data scientists and digitally-transformed organizations that are living in the multi-cloud world.”
—Matt Kimball, Moor Insights & Strategy

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“They took this to the next level…Oracle is raising the game, once again…The big picture today compared to Redshift or Snowflake, they can’t offer that right now…I saw it with my own eyes and it was real data…it is amazing…This is one database that auto-magically optimizes 8 or 9 different types of data. AWS has 16 different databases and the enterprise actually has to wrangle that data.”
—Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy

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“The four key advantages for ADW that we highlighted in this research—true autonomy, serverless elasticity, one converged database, and democratized data management—are not available from AWS, Snowflake, Google Cloud, Azure, Alibaba, or other vendors in our cloud coverage universe….The unique capabilities make it a ‘must-buy’ for any organization wanting to shorten the time from data to decision.”
—Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy

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Futurum Research

“As part of its multi-cloud strategy, Oracle unveiled significant data sharing innovations to its Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW), which turns up the heat on rival Snowflake and its proprietary approach. From my view, Oracle is delivering native multi-cloud capabilities and open standards-based data sharing across databases; streamlining data integration and analysis with a unique low-code based tool. Plus, the economics of data lakes in [sic] transformed by providing fast Exadata storage at the same low cost as object storage.”
—Ron Westfall, Futurum

“Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse: forging an innovative data warehouse approach….I view Oracle’s new ADW enhancements as empowering organizations to attain quicker results and accelerate actionable insights while also saving expenses and resource overhead….I see Oracle making competitive headway by emphasizing Oracle ADW’s increased reliability and security capabilities while also reducing costs, especially in relation to rival solutions centered on SQL (structured query language) cloud data warehousing methods such as SAP Business Warehouse, Amazon RedShift, IBM DW solutions, and Snowflake.”
—Ron Westfall, Futurum

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“Our research, based on interviews with several customers around the globe, shows that those Oracle ADW customers have achieved approximately 63% reduced total cost of operations, while increasing the productivity of data analytics teams by 27%.”
—Carl Olofson, IDC

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“Other cloud providers and DBMS vendors are attempting on-prem cloud services. Those services are, in general, more limited, less mature…as a result, they all lack most of the on-prem features of Oracle’s Cloud@Customer offerings and do not, as of this writing, align to the Oracle Autonomous Database feature set. In fact, no other provider yet offers autonomous capabilities or a full public cloud on-prem that Oracle currently offers. More importantly, there are no known fully automated, fully managed Oracle Database offerings available for on-prem deployment other than Autonomous Database on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer.”
—Carl Olofson, IDC

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“Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is also the only solution that uses a converged database providing built-in support for multi-model data and multiple parallel workloads.”

“This automation enables customers to run various analytics tasks without downtime, human intervention, or over-provisioning.”

“With Oracle’s no-code self-service tools for data loading, data transformation, and data insights, business analysts, data scientists, and developers can accelerate common workloads and improve productivity.”

“With Oracle’s in-database algorithms and model development leveraging an AutoML UI, users can easily analyze and model data at its source. Oracle compliments these functionalities with pervasive capabilities for data security, including data encryption at rest and in motion, regulated data protection, security patching, and threat detection.”
—Alexander H. Wurm, Nucleus Research

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“Wikibon believes that the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse platform is the best platform currently available to achieve these objectives….The scale of this solution is unique in the IT industry….The AWS approach is slow and cumbersome, requiring processes to be created, monitored, and maintained by IT folk—the antithesis of democratization.”
—David Floyer, Wikibon

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“So you can see here on the first chart [from a Gartner cloud database report], we’re showing both the traditional transactions and the augmented transactions. And, you know, the first thing that jumps out at you, guys, is that, you know, Oracle with Autonomous [Database] is off the charts far ahead of anybody else on this. And actually, guys, if you just bring up slide number two, we’ll take a look at the stream/event processing and operational intelligence use cases. And you can see again, Oracle has a big lead.”
—Dave Vellante, SiliconANGLE Media

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The leading security-focused industry analyst research firm, KuppingerCole, has just released its vendor ratings for cloud database and big data security, and Oracle Autonomous Database is ranked #1 overall—while AWS and Microsoft Azure are tied for seventh place. This marks the third consecutive year that Oracle is ranked #1 in overall database security.

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“Oracle announced major new self-service capabilities in its Autonomous Data Warehouse, which bring the same level of data democratization to business analytics....Needless to say, all these capabilities do not require any additional data transformation or export to a different data store, avoiding IT-related time delays. Meanwhile, sensitive business data remains in a single location, secured against a broad range of external and internal threats and is highly available. To me, this looks like a Zero Friction situation!”
—Alexei Balaganski, KuppingerCole

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CRN's Products of the Year awards for 2020 honor the best partner-friendly products and services that launched over the past year—as chosen by solution providers themselves. In the big data category, Oracle Autonomous Database was selected as the overall winner, topping Snowflake, MariaDB SkySQL, Couchbase, and Splunk.

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Cloud Wars logo

“So those differentiators for Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse—better, hardened security; a fully converged autonomous data-warehouse service that greatly simplifies management and maintenance; plus nonstop self-tuning, self-monitoring and patching—are all big pluses in Oracle’s favor. But on top of those advantages, customers are also seeing big cost savings when they go with Oracle.”
—Bob Evans, Cloud Wars

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“Oracle is full-steam ahead on its converged database strategy, a marked difference from the multiple specialized, isolated, single-use databases that create silos and make data sharing difficult and costly, and which are typically proffered by its competitors (chief among these, of course, being AWS, MongoDB, Snowflake, and so on). Oracle’s converged approach serves to amplify the value of organizations’ data—for instance, enabling users to run inference directly on their database, right next to their data, while precluding sprawling APIs, ETL approaches, training needs, and data integration processes—all of which add time and cost.”
—Mark Peters and Mike Leone, ESG

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“The benefits of an autonomous software offering (especially in a software category that is mission critical, like a database) are clear: Software is available 24/7, and unlike DBAs, it does not take a vacation, get sick or have bad days at work. Most importantly, it’s always secure in its operation.

“Surprisingly, that compelling vision has solicited practically no response from Oracle’s competitors in the database field, creating a multiyear lead for Oracle in this important innovation area.”
—Holger Mueller, Constellation Research

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“Rather than scale down and run smaller databases, customers need to realize that overall size is not a limiting factor when running Database 21c in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), making it a prime destination for cloud database consolidation. For example, the largest AWS database compute instance is roughly equal to the smallest Exadata Cloud Service X8M (ExaCS) database. Oracle can then scale ExaCS to 32x larger than the largest AWS offering on the compute side.”
—Holger Mueller, Constellation Research

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“Autonomous Data Warehouse has an incredibly rich ecosystem of database types, models, tools, and applications that are second to none. This is why Snowflake melts when compared to the Autonomous Data Warehouse.”
—Marc Staimer, Dragon Slayer Consulting

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Autonomous Database “solves the immediate and long-term DBA shortage issue. In doing so, it empowers DBAs and database IT outsourcers to focus on the strategic aspects of using the Oracle Autonomous Database to reduce costs, increase revenues, and profits.”
—Marc Staimer, Dragon Slayer Consulting

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“The entire process of creating, managing and operating a database is greatly simplified, costs are in general reduced substantially, agility is increased and real elasticity is delivered. The author has experimented hands on with ADB and found these benefits to be real and substantial.”
—Richard Winter, WinterCorp

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“Oracle Corp. has been on something of a roll in 2021. The database giant received a boost from Gartner Inc. just before the start of the new year in a report that ranked the firm high among database management leaders for its ability to leverage on-premises strength in hybrid cloud deployment. In March, the company made headlines with a well-received string of updates to its Autonomous Data Warehouse offering. The latest releases focused on simpler loads and transforms, autonomous machine learning models and facilitating citizen data science.”
—Mark Albertson, SiliconANGLE Media

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