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Oracle offers customers cost-optimized and high performance versions of Oracle Database, the world's leading converged, multimodel database management system, as well as MySQL and NoSQL databases. Oracle Autonomous Database, available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or on-premises via Oracle Cloud@Customer and Dedicated Region, enables customers to simplify relational database environments and reduce management workloads.

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Why choose Oracle databases for all your data needs?

  • IDC: Oracle Autonomous Database provides 417% ROI

    Independent analyst study shows how Oracle Autonomous Database offers significant savings and 417% ROI over five years, with only five months to payback.

  • Guard against data breaches

    Assess, detect, and prevent data security threats with Oracle database security solutions for encryption, key management, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing. Reduce the risk of a data breach and simplify and accelerate compliance.

  • Use a single database for all data types and workloads

    Free application developers from complex transformations and redundant data with Oracle’s converged database.

  • Deploy where you need to

    Deploy Oracle Database wherever required—in your data center, public cloud, or private cloud. This offers the flexibility between deployment in your data center when residency or latency are critical, or in the cloud when you want to take advantage of scalability and the broadest set of capabilities.

  • Simplify application development

    Make development and deployment of enterprise applications simpler with the most comprehensive database platform with both application and data services. Build SaaS apps with CI/CD, multitenant database, Kubernetes, cloud native, and GenAI-powered low-code technologies.

  • Achieve data sovereignty and horizontal scalability

    Enable globally distributed, linearly scalable, multimodel databases, which meet data sovereignty requirements and offer low latency and high availability. Automatically place data on the desired shard, eliminating manual data preparation. Developers can treat a sharded database as a single logical database, simplifying application development.

Choose the deployment option that works best for you

  • Oracle Database at your location

    Run Oracle Database at your own location on your own hardware. Or, use Oracle Exadata in your data center for best performance, flexibility, and robustness.

  • Oracle Cloud technology at your location

    The best platform for Oracle Database, delivered securely behind your firewall and managed by Oracle.

  • Oracle Database on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

    Benefit from the computing power, physical storage, and tooling that simplify routine database management operations as well as Oracle’s highest performance engineered system, designed specifically for running enterprise-scale cloud databases.

  • Oracle Database in multicloud environments

    Database applications achieve high performance, scale, and availability in Azure by using Oracle Database services that are deeply integrated with Azure and running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure colocated in Azure data centers.

Which database is right for you?

Less time spent managing databases

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


Run up to 3X faster

Running Oracle Database on Exadata, the fastest platform for Oracle Database, enables customers to increase transaction rates, accelerate business analytic, and simplify IT management. Exadata is available in customer data centers and in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enabling customers to achieve the highest levels of performance for customer-managed and Oracle Autonomous Database.


Industry-leading Oracle Database technology in customer data centers

Oracle Database can be deployed on premises when customers have data residency and network latency concerns. Cloud@Customer deployments allow the latest Oracle Cloud technology, including Exadata and Autonomous Database, to be hosted inside the customer data center.


Coordinate database and application upgrades

Customers with applications that are dependent on specific Oracle database versions, have complete control over the versions they run and when those versions change.


Accelerate development of JSON-centric applications

Oracle Database fully supports schemaless application development using the JSON data model to increase developer productivity. Use Oracle Database API for MongoDB to develop and run MongoDB applications with Oracle Database—on-premises and in the cloud.


The world’s most popular open source database in Oracle Cloud

MySQL HeatWave is a fully managed database service, powered by the integrated HeatWave in-memory query accelerator. It’s the only cloud database service that combines transactions, analytics, and machine learning services into one MySQL Database, delivering real-time, secure analytics without the complexity, latency, and cost of ETL duplication. It’s available on OCI and AWS.


Low latency response and elastic scaling

Oracle NoSQL help developers increase their productivity by using a managed cloud service supporting document and key value data models.


Database technologies in Oracle Cloud

A truly automated database solution

Oracle Autonomous Database is an all-in-one cloud database solution for data marts, data lakes, operational reporting, and batch data processing. Oracle uses machine learning to completely automate all routine database tasks—ensuring higher performance, reliability, security, and operational efficiency.


Robust data management with minimal complexity

Oracle Exadata is highly available and highly performant; it’s the most secure architecture for running Oracle Database. Exadata can reduce your data center footprint and accelerate time to market for mission-critical workloads.


The power of Exadata Cloud in customer data centers

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer combines the performance of Oracle Exadata with the simplicity, flexibility, and affordability of a managed database service in customer data centers. It’s the simplest way to move existing Oracle databases to the cloud because it provides full compatibility with existing Exadata systems and Exadata Cloud Service. Exadata Cloud@Customer also meets customer requirements for data sovereignty and low-latency connectivity to existing data center resources while enabling them to achieve higher database consolidation than is possible with other on-premises database cloud services.


Build, scale, and secure databases in the cloud

Oracle Base Database Service allows organizations to create and manage full-featured Oracle Database instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). IT teams provision databases on virtual machines with block storage volumes providing cost-efficient cloud database services with a choice of Oracle Database editions.


Run Oracle Database services in Microsoft Azure

Oracle Database@Azure lets organizations run workloads where they choose, modernize and innovate with Oracle and Azure services, and simplify cloud purchasing and management. Customers can combine Azure services of their choosing with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Exadata Database Service, OCI services that are deeply integrated with and colocated in Azure data centers.


  • The highest level of Oracle Database performance, scale, and availability using Oracle Exadata infrastructure
  • Pricing and feature parity with OCI, including Oracle Real Application Clusters
  • The simplicity, security, and latency of a single operating environment within Azure, including federated identity and access management for database services with Microsoft Entra ID
  • Oracle Database service logs, metrics, and events are available directly in Azure to simplify monitoring and troubleshooting
  • The ability to purchase through Azure Marketplace with current Azure commitments and use current Oracle Database licenses and unlimited license agreements

Single MySQL database for OLTP and OLAP

MySQL HeatWave is the only service that enables database admins and app developers to run OLTP and OLAP workloads directly from their MySQL database. This eliminates the need for complex, time-consuming, and expensive data movement and integration with a separate analytics database.


High availability, data model flexibility, elastic scalability

Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service provides on-demand throughput and storage-based provisioning that supports document, columnar, and key-value data models, all with flexible transaction guarantees.


May 2, 2024

Announcing Oracle Database 23ai General Availability

Dominic Giles, Distinguished Product Manager, Oracle

Oracle Database 23ai represents the next long-term support release of Oracle Database, with a significant focus on AI, developer productivity, and mission-critical reliability. Explore technical details of key features, such as AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, Property Graph, Globally Distributed Database, and True Cache.



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