Autonomous Transaction Processing

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing is a fully automated database service optimized to run transactional, analytical, and batch workloads concurrently. To accelerate performance, it’s preconfigured for row format, indexes, and data caching while providing scalability, availability, transparent security, and real-time operational analytics. Application developers and DBAs can rapidly, easily, and cost-effectively develop and deploy applications without sacrificing functionality or atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability (ACID) properties. Built on Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata, Autonomous Transaction Processing is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for serverless or dedicated deployments and on-premises with Exadata Cloud@Customer and OCI Dedicated Region.

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Autonomous Transaction Processing features

Simplified data management—with autonomous administration


Deploys fault-tolerant and highly available databases in minutes.


Scales compute resources automatically to meet performance and throughput requirements without any downtime. Enables true pay-per-use experience with online dynamic scaling.


Configures and tunes databases automatically even as data and schema change over time. The memory configuration, data formats, indexes, and access structures are automatically optimized to improve performance.

Automated backups

Performs weekly full and daily incremental backups of the database in Oracle’s object storage and retains them for up to 60 days to restore and recover to any point in time.


Fixes hardware and software faults by continuously monitoring and predicting failures. Requests are immediately redirected to healthy devices, maintaining database performance.


Eliminates site downtime by maintaining a real-time remote copy of a production database and automatically switching from primary to remote copy using Autonomous Data Guard.

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Application development made simple with low-code tools and capabilities

Support for relational and nonrelational data models

Natively supports multiple data types including document, graph, spatial, JSON, XML, and more for faster application development. Prevents data fragmentation and reduces data management hassles resulting from siloed data stores.

REST API support for modern application development

Provides database management REST APIs, web interface, and PL/SQL Gateway to REST-enable all your data for simpler and faster access.

No-code/Low-code development

APEX App Dev, Oracle’s low-code application development platform, is built into Oracle Autonomous Database, and eliminates 98% of hand coding. APEX App Dev empowers developers to rapidly build sophisticated applications.

In-database machine learning (ML) algorithms

Provides more than 30 ML algorithms, automated ML functions, and integration with open source Python and R to make it easy to build ML models and analytical dashboards without moving data out of the database.

Self-service tools for API-driven development

Oracle Autonomous Database Data Studio provides built-in self-service data loading, data transformations, and business models, making it easy to load any data, run complex queries across multiple data types, build sophisticated analytical models, visualize information, deliver insights, and ease development of data-driven applications.

Fast cloning

Create fast clones of the entire database or just the metadata, to quickly get started on new projects. Create clones from running database instances or a backup database.

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Integrated generative AI capability

The Select AI feature enables a capability that lets users ask questions in natural language and have Autonomous Database interpret them. Users of this capability don’t need any knowledge of the underlying data or SQL language.

Reduce risk with database security

Always-on encryption

Provides automatic encryption for the entire database and for backups with encryption keys that you create and control. This ensures the data is always secure at rest and in motion.


Patches and upgrades databases for security vulnerabilities with zero downtime. Applications continue to run as patching occurs.

Data privacy

Enables database administrators to perform all administrative tasks without ever seeing customer data. Blocks access to OS or admin privileges to prevent phishing attacks.

Security for sensitive data

Oracle Data Safe, included with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, makes it easy to discover sensitive data, evaluate security risks, mask sensitive data, and implement and monitor security controls.

Advanced auditing

Logs all events with minimal impact on performance. You can monitor audits anytime for analysis, forensics, and compliance.

Ensure consistently high performance

High performance

Delivers 80% lower latency and more than 5X throughput than other cloud providers by utilizing database-optimized hardware, automated tuning, and indexing.

Always online

Provides more than 99.995% availability* using a combination of Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Autonomous Data Guard, and daily automatic backups.

Protection from human error

Oracle Flashback, provided with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, instantly rewinds accidental changes to application schemas, protecting users from human errors. It supports recovery at all levels, including row, transaction, and table—and across the entire database.

*The service level agreement (SLA) for 99.995% availability assumes the use of Autonomous Data Guard. The SLA is 99.95% availability when Autonomous Data Guard isn’t enabled.

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Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing pricing

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Serverless

Unit Price
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing–ECPU

ECPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Exadata Storage for ECPU

Gigabyte storage capacity per month
Oracle Autonomous Database Backup Storage

Gigabyte storage capacity per month

Oracle Autonomous Database ECPU – FAQ (PDF)

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing on Dedicated Infrastructure

Unit Price
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing–Dedicated–ECPU

ECPU per hour
Exadata Cloud Infrastructure–Quarter Rack–X9M

Hosted environment per hour
Exadata Cloud Infrastructure–Database Server–X9M

Hosted environment per hour
Exadata Cloud Infrastructure–Storage Server

Hosted environment per hour

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Oracle Autonomous Database ECPU – FAQ (PDF)

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing on Exadata Cloud@Customer

Unit Price
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing–Exadata Cloud@Customer–ECPU

ECPU per hour

Oracle Autonomous Database ECPU – FAQ (PDF)

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Bring Your Own License (BYOL)

Unit Price
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing–ECPU–BYOL

ECPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing–Dedicated–ECPU–BYOL

ECPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing–Exadata Cloud@Customer–ECPU–BYOL

ECPU per hour

Oracle Autonomous Database ECPU – FAQ (PDF)

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1. The service level agreement (SLA) for 99.995% availability assumes the use of Oracle Autonomous Data Guard. The SLA is 99.95% availability when Autonomous Data Guard isn’t enabled.

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