Autonomous Data Warehouse

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is the world’s first and only autonomous database optimized for analytic workloads, including data marts, data warehouses, data lakes, and data lakehouses. With Autonomous Data Warehouse, data scientists, business analysts, and nonexperts can rapidly, easily, and cost-effectively discover business insights using data of any size and type. Built for the cloud and optimized using Oracle Exadata, Autonomous Data Warehouse benefits from faster performance and, according to an IDC report (PDF), lowers operational costs by an average of 63%.

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Do more using a data platform designed for speed, agility, and simplicity

Autonomous Database provides the foundation for a data lakehouse—a modern, open architecture that enables you to store, analyze, and understand all your data. The data lakehouse combines the power and richness of data warehouses with the breadth, flexibility, and low cost of popular open source data lake technologies. Access your data lakehouse through Autonomous Database using the world's most powerful and open SQL processing engine.

Data lakehouse foundation diagramOracle’s data lakehouse platform is built from a combination of a data lake and data warehouse to form a data lakehouse. It merges data warehouse and data lake capabilities to enable easier data movement with a more unified architecture. Integrating data lake and data warehouse provides many benefits, including data management, AI and machine learning, and integration options.

Analyze any data, anywhere

Autonomous Database's advanced data processing engine lets you gain insights across multicloud data sources. It doesn't matter if your data is in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure object stores and databases. Or, if your data is in big data file formats such as Apache Parquet, JSON, Apache ORC, Apache Avro, CSV, or XML, Autonomous Database delivers a simple, consistent view of your data estate using your preferred SQL-based tools and applications.

Manage all data services diagramAll the data ingestion, transformation and integration flows into the data stores, warehouses, and data lakes. At the very core, Oracle offers a unified, efficient, low cost and scalable place to unify all this enterprise data even though the data may sit unstructured all the way to structured and curated data. Here you can store, manage, analyze and understand all your data.

Empower innovators with integrated, self-service analytics

Increase the productivity of business users by reducing their dependency on IT, using self-service data tools, and creating low-code analytic applications. Enhance collaboration across teams with Autonomous Database’s analytic views that provide common business definitions and metrics integrated with Oracle Analytics Cloud, Tableau, and other business intelligence applications. Enhance business storytelling based on all data, using the power of built-in machine learning, spatial and graph analytics, and data visualization.

Self-service analytics diagramWith Oracle Autonomous Database, data scientists, business analysts, and non-experts can rapidly, easily, and cost-effectively discover business insights using data of any size and type.

Prevent risks with security assessments, auditing, and active protection

Autonomous Database provides the most advanced data security that helps reduce the risk of a data breach and simplifies regulatory compliance. Its automated self-patching, automatic, always-on encryption and key management, granular access controls, and flexible data masking provide comprehensive user behavior monitoring with sophisticated auditing capabilities.

Advanced data security diagramEvaluate the security posture of your database and receive recommendations on how to migrate potential risks.

Autonomous Data Warehouse features

A modern data platform for business insights

Oracle Autonomous Database plays a central role in the data lakehouse as both an analytic engine and optimized data store. Users can access the lakehouse through Autonomous Database’s powerful and open SQL processing engine. Analyze Autonomous Database data from big data frameworks using highly efficient Apache Spark and Python connectivity.

Simplified data warehouse management—with built-in automation

Autonomous management capabilities, such as provisioning, configuring, securing, tuning, and scaling, eliminate nearly all the manual and complex tasks that can introduce human error. Autonomous management enables customers to run a high-performance, highly available, and secure data warehouse while running thousands of databases with no administration.

  • Auto-backups
  • Auto-patching
  • Auto-repairing
  • Auto-scaling
  • Auto-securing
  • Auto-tuning

Ensure consistently high performance

Autonomous Data Warehouse continuously monitors all aspects of system performance. It adjusts autonomously to ensure consistent high performance even as workloads, query types, and the number of users vary over time.

  • Auto-scaling
  • Auto-tuning
  • Auto-indexing
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression
  • Columnar processing
  • Smart Scan
  • Automatic optimizer statistics gathering

Reduce risk with database security

Secure Autonomous Data Warehouse with a unified database security control center that identifies sensitive data and masks it, issues alerts on risky users and configurations, audits critical database activities, and discovers suspicious attempts to access data.

  • Transparent data encryption
  • Encryption key management
  • Privileged user and multifactor access control
  • Data classification and discovery
  • Data masking
  • Data redaction
  • Database activity monitoring and blocking
  • Consolidated auditing and reporting

Autonomous Database Data Studio

Data Studio comes built into Autonomous Database, offering users simple, self-service data management tools for loading, transforming, analyzing, and sharing data among teams for better collaboration. Business and data analysts can easily integrate data from more than 100 application, cloud service, and database sources with drag-and-drop workflow capabilities. Data Studio lets you generate business models; quickly discover anomalies, outliers, and hidden patterns; share data with stakeholders; and understand data dependencies based on the impact of changes.

  • Data loading
  • Data transformation
  • Data analysis
  • Data insights
  • Catalog
  • Data sharing

Machine learning and AI

Build and deploy machine learning models in Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse using scalable and optimized in-database algorithms. Oracle Machine Learning accelerates the creation of machine learning models for data scientists by eliminating the need to move data to dedicated machine learning systems. Let your users ask any questions in their natural language and have Autonomous Database Select AI answer them.

  • Automatic data preparation
  • AutoML automates model development
  • Easy model deployment through REST and SQL interfaces
  • High performance, scalability, and security
  • In-database algorithms
  • Oracle Machine Learning services
  • Oracle Machine Learning AutoML User Interface
  • Oracle Machine Learning Notebooks
  • Oracle Machine Learning for Python
  • Oracle Machine Learning for SQL

Uncover hidden relationships in data

Autonomous Database includes graph database features to represent and manage complex data relationships. The graph analytics enable data scientists and developers to apply pattern recognition, classification, and statistical analysis for deeper context.

Graph Studio key features
  • Ability to schedule analysis
  • Advanced notebooks and visualization
  • Automated graph modeling
  • Automated install, upgrade, and provisioning
  • Autosave, backup, and checkpoint data restoration features
  • Sample notebooks and workflows for different use cases

Making sense of location

The spatial features in Autonomous Data Warehouse address all forms of applications, spatial workloads, and datasets, including the most demanding, large-scale location intelligence and geospatial applications.

  • Data modeling and comprehensive analytics for 2D spatial data
  • High performance, parallel spatial processing
  • Standards-based SQL and Java APIs
  • Native JSON and REST support
  • Location tracking server
  • Contact tracing built-in functions
  • Self-service Spatial Studio

Improve the availability of data warehousing and analytics workloads

Autonomous Database provides more than 99.995% availability1 with built-in Oracle Real Application Clusters, parallel infrastructure, automated disaster recovery, and backups.

  • Automatic storage management
  • Maximum availability architecture
  • Oracle Active Data Guard
  • Oracle Autonomous Health Framework
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters
  • Oracle Data Safe

Get more timely analytics with accelerators for E-Business Suite, Fusion, and NetSuite

Oracle application accelerators for Oracle’s E-Business Suite, Fusion Applications, and NetSuite provide enhanced analytical capabilities with self-service data discovery, built-in ETL, and KPI metrics. Users can do more with comprehensive data integration and ready-to-use data models.

  • Oracle application accelerators offer prebuilt ETL, enabling users to quickly create data warehouses from Oracle E-Business Suite data.
  • Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse and Oracle NetSuite Analytics Warehouse are built on Autonomous Database and provide an end-to-end cloud data warehouse and analytical solution.
  • For custom-built data warehouses, Autonomous Data Warehouse provides comprehensive data transformation flows that connect to Oracle and third-party applications.

Autonomous Database@Azure

Oracle Autonomous Database@Azure lets organizations run workloads where they choose, modernize and innovate with Oracle and Azure services, and simplify cloud purchasing and management. Customers combine Azure services of their choosing with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, an OCI service that’s deeply integrated with and colocated in Azure data centers, to run analytics workloads with high performance, scale, and availability.


  • 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 ability to integrate Oracle data with Microsoft Power BI for immediate insights
  • 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 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

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Autonomous Data Warehouse pricing

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Serverless

Unit price
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse–ECPU

ECPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse 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 Data Warehouse on Dedicated Infrastructure

Unit price
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse–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–X9M

Hosted environment per hour

  • For Autonomous Data Warehouse on Dedicated Infrastructure, the minimum term for a subscription to Database Exadata Infrastructure is 48 hours.

Oracle Autonomous Database ECPU – FAQ (PDF)

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse on Exadata Cloud@Customer

Unit price
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse–Exadata Cloud@Customer–ECPU

ECPU per hour

Oracle Autonomous Database ECPU – FAQ (PDF)

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Bring Your Own License

Unit price
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse–ECPU–BYOL

ECPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse–Dedicated–ECPU–BYOL

ECPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse—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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