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Autonomous JSON Database

Oracle Autonomous JSON Database is a cloud document database service that makes it simple to develop JSON-centric applications. It features simple document APIs, serverless scaling, high performance ACID transactions, comprehensive security, and low pay-per-use pricing. Autonomous JSON DB automates provisioning, configuring, tuning, scaling, patching, encrypting, and repairing of databases, eliminating database management and delivering 99.995% availability.

Announcing Autonomous JSON Database

Watch Juan Loaiza, Oracle EVP, Systems Technology, unveil cloud document database Autonomous JSON Database service.

Learn why customers choose Oracle Autonomous JSON Database over MongoDB Atlas

Developers prefer databases that are simple and easy to use without compromising on data consistency, scale, security and availability. Specialized NoSQL document databases offerings on the market fall short on these key features.

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Develop JSON-centric applications faster with NoSQL style document APIs with the added simplicity of machine learning-based autonomous cloud management.

Why choose Autonomous JSON Database?

Simple document APIs

Open-source NoSQL-style document APIs enable developers to create JSON-centric applications in minutes without worrying about data models or writing complex code that can takes hours.

Choice of APIs, language, and tools

Accelerate application development in popular programming languages and platforms such as Java, Python, and Node.js with flexibility of REST API, CLI, IDE extensions, and web interface access.

Large Native JSON documents

Supports new native binary JSON document file sizes of up to 32 MB, 2X the size of MongoDB Atlas and is highly optimized for fast reads and partial updates.

Indexing without limitation

Provides no limitation on index key lengths or number of indexes per collection and supports full document indexing.

Full SQL support

Enables developers to analyze JSON data with all the power of standard SQL, including cross-collection queries, parallel scalability, and advanced analytic functions.

1-click conversion to multi-model database

Single-click transformation of an Autonomous JSON Database to an Autonomous Transaction Processing database adds relational data capabilities with no downtime.

No-code/Low-code development

Built-in Oracle APEX, a low code application development platform enables developers to rapidly build JSON-centric applications with 98% less code.


Deploys fault-tolerant and highly available databases in minutes.


Scales compute resources automatically without any downtime to meet performance requirements and lower costs with pay-per-use pricing.


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. Read/Write requests are immediately redirected to healthy devices maintaining database performance.


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

2X better performance than MongoDB Atlas

Get up to 2X throughput on the industry standard YCSB benchmark compared to MongoDB Atlas.

Transactional consistency

ACID transactions and read consistency on multi-document and multi-collection operations ensures consistency without degrading performance.

Native Binary JSON representation

A new native binary JSON format (OSON) increases performance with fast linear scans and partial updates, while offering 2.7X the document size compression compared to MongoDB BSON and 3X compression compared to JSON.

Runs on Oracle Exadata hardware

Oracle Exadata’s scale-out architecture delivers high performance, scale, and availability for your database. JSON support is integrated into Oracle Exadata to significantly speedup JSON processing.

Always-on encryption

Automatic encryption of the entire database and backups with customer-created and owned encryption keys protects at-rest and in-motion data.

Automated patching

Database patches and upgrades are automatically applied without interrupting database operations to maximize security for crucial customer data.

Security of sensitive data

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


Elastic scaling of compute and storage resources independently without downtime, combined with per-second billing creates a pay-per-use pricing model.

75% lower price

Autonomous JSON Database is priced at less than 25% of Oracle’s full-fledged Autonomous Transaction Processing Database to reduce costs in dedicated customer environments.

Low cost

30% lower pricing than comparable MongoDB Atlas service for the same memory, CPU and storage reduces customer cost.

With Oracle Autonomous JSON Database service the administrative and operational aspect of JSON-based next gen Apps is taken care of, and the result is both a better developer experience and higher developer velocity.

Holger Mueller VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation

Oracle Autonomous JSON Database is between 2.3 and 3.2 times faster than MongoDB Atlas and between 2.0 and 4.1 times faster than Amazon DocumentDB for workloads represented by the YCSB benchmark.

David Floyer Chief Technology Officer, Wikibon

Oracle Autonomous JSON Database use cases

  • Mobile applications

    Build rich, immersive experiences for mobile apps.

  • Applications with dynamic personalized experiences

    Deliver engaging personalized customer experiences and provide real-time recommendations on multiple digital properties.

  • Content and catalog management

    Develop content management and product catalog services that handle a wide variety of attributes and metadata.

  • Integrated IoT applications

    Create integrated applications for clickstream, monitoring, logging, and sensor systems to process billions of inserts and retrievals a second, generating new insights without compromising data accuracy.

  • Digital payment applications

    Build payment processing services with a consistent view of data and data integrity without impacting application performance.

Autonomous JSON Database pricing

Oracle Autonomous JSON Database

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Oracle Autonomous JSON Database

OCPU per hour
Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing - Exadata Storage

Terabyte storage capacity per month

*To make it easier to compare pricing across cloud service providers, Oracle web pages show both vCPU (virtual CPUs) prices and OCPU (Oracle CPU) prices for products with compute-based pricing. The products themselves, provisioning in the portal, billing, etc. continue to use OCPU (Oracle CPU) units. OCPUs represent physical CPU cores. Most CPU architectures, including x86, execute two threads per physical core, so 1 OCPU is the equivalent of 2 vCPUs for x86-based compute. The per-hour OCPU rate customers are billed at is therefore twice the vCPU price since they receive two vCPUs of compute power for each OCPU, unless it’s a sub-core instance such as preemptible instances. Additional details supporting the difference between OCPU vs. vCPU can be accessed here.

August 13, 2020

Introducing Oracle Autonomous JSON Database for application developers

Beda Hammerschmidt, Senior Architect, Oracle. co/author of the SQL/JSON standard

Fantastic news for developers! Today, Oracle announced the availability of Autonomous JSON Database—a new cloud service built for developers who are looking for an easy to use, cost-effective JSON database with simple NoSQL API's. Autonomous JSON Database provides all the core capabilities of MongoDB along with high performance, simple elasticity, full ACID support and complete SQL functionality.

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