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Oracle Advances Emerging Tech with Latest Innovations

Customers build the next big thing with Oracle AI, Blockchain, and Digital Assistants

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

Oracle is innovating on blockchain and several other emerging technologies.

Providing organizations with the transformational tools they need to embrace innovation, Oracle today announced continued advancements in emerging technologies across Oracle Cloud, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, IoT, and human interfaces.

Oracle’s strategy is to make emerging technologies pervasive throughout its cloud offerings. To help customers more easily take advantage of these technologies as part of their digital transformation, Oracle has embedded innovative technologies into its business applications and extended these new capabilities into the platform so customers can build upon them. Additionally, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure serves as the foundational enabler for Oracle’s AI and Autonomous capabilities. 

“The real opportunity with emerging technologies is enabling our customers to embrace innovation on a scale we’ve never seen before,” said Amit Zavery, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Oracle’s technologies provide the building blocks for customers to pioneer new innovations, create new opportunities, and drive amazing breakthroughs.” 

Machine learning and advanced AI are woven into Oracle Cloud services. For example, Oracle CX applications include built-in AI tools that better predict account health, deliver next-best service actions, automate answers and provide more personalized services. Oracle also embeds machine learning into its security offerings in order to help detect security threats. Most importantly, Oracle also combines machine learning with decades of database optimization to deliver the world’s first and only self-driving database.

Continued emerging tech advancements across Oracle’s portfolio include:

  • Digital Assistant for Personalized Interactions: The next evolution of Oracle’s chatbot functionality, Oracle Digital Assistant enables companies to build personalized digital assistants to help employees work smarter and more productively. With this technology, employees can leverage one comprehensive digital assistant that can be trained to support domain skills from multiple applications such as HR, ERP, CRM and CX. Leveraging AI, Oracle Digital Assistant understands context, derives intent, and identifies and learns user behaviors and patterns to automate routine tasks proactively, such as expense approvals and meeting reschedules, on behalf of the user. Learn more here.
  • Blockchain for Supply Chain Applications: Recently launched, Oracle Blockchain has already seen global adoption spanning multiple industries. Now, Oracle is expanding its blockchain service offering to include new business applications built on its own blockchain development platform to support new use cases, such as track and trace for supply chain and logistics. New Oracle Blockchain Applications enhance traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain and include Intelligent Track and Trace, Lot Lineage and Provenance, Intelligent Cold Chain, and Warranty and Usage Tracking. Learn more here.
  • Automation for Security Services: Oracle offers new cloud security services that use machine learning and intelligent automation to help prevent, detect, and respond to security threats. The new cloud services include a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to help protect against attacks on web traffic; Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection to stop outside parties from disrupting running applications; an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) which monitors and enforces secure configurations; and a Key Management Service (KMS) that allows customers to control the encryption of their data. Learn more here.
  • Intelligent Apps with Built-in AI: To help enable faster and easier adoption, Oracle Cloud Applications weave AI features seamlessly into the existing tasks and processes to reduce the learning curve for end users. For example, the applications send users subtle cues—slide outs and alerts—to let them know about new AI features within the familiar user interface of the application. New interaction models, such as voice recognition and chat bots, are built into applications to create a more intuitive and personalized user experience. Learn more here.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Future Product Disclaimer

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing, and pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.


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