Autonomous Database

Develop scalable AI-powered apps with any data using built-in AI capabilities. Use your choice of large language model (LLM) and deploy in the cloud or your data center.

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Apresentação do Oracle Database 23ai: Traga a IA para os seus dados

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Why Autonomous Database?

Accelerate app innovation with built-in AI and your choice of LLM

  • Use your choice of LLM, open source or proprietary. With Select AI, Autonomous Database automatically translates natural language into database queries and allows you to have a contextual conversation, without any custom coding or manual operations via a complex interface.
  • Easily enable retrieval augmented generation (RAG) across your proprietary documents in various formats with the built-in vector store.
  • Harness integrated AI services and in-database machine learning (ML) to enhance your apps with text and image analysis, speech recognition, or personalized recommendations.

Workshop: Answer natural language queries with Select AI

Increase your app development velocity with one database that does it all

  • Quickly react to business demands by using a single data platform that can meet all your needs, without integrating new databases. Autonomous Database allows you to use SQL, JSON documents, graph, geospatial, text, and vectors in a single database to rapidly build new features.
  • Build apps for any workload, and even generate apps without writing code.
  • Use the same Oracle Database, fully automated and cloud-based.

Workshop: Use SQL, JSON, and graph in the same app

Deploy apps wherever you want at any scale

  • Deploy your apps in the cloud or your data center with OCI’s distributed cloud offerings.
  • Start small while allowing your apps to scale as needed with a database used by the most demanding applications—without rearchitecting your app or overspending on compute resources.
  • Stay focused on AppDev using a database that helps you ensure uptime and safeguard data through automated security measures and continuous monitoring.

Workshop: Enable auto-scaling, security, and HA



Bring AI to your data

  • Get quick insights from your data via contextual conversations in natural language, without complex manual operations.
  • Use LLMs with built-in AI Vector Search and your proprietary data to get more accurate answers. There’s no need to duplicate data to a separate vector database.
  • Rapidly build and deploy machine learning models in-database at scale—even without any coding.

Learn more about natural language conversations with data

Use self-service tools for every need

  • Simply drag and drop to load and transform data; no need to call IT.
  • Automatically discover hidden patterns without manually exploring your data.
  • Visually answer difficult questions using built-in graph and spatial analytics.

Explore self-service data tools

Reduce complexity and costs

  • Use one database for all data formats, instead of integrating and managing separate databases.
  • Build a data lake in-database at object storage pricing, reducing complexity and latency.
  • Scale up and down according to your actual needs, not via rigid, fixed-size instances that force you to spend more than necessary.

Blog: Rethink Your Data Lake with Autonomous Data Warehouse (3 min read)



Lower costs using one fully automated database

  • Automate manual administrative tasks such as provisioning, backups, and monitoring.
  • Use one database optimized for all workloads and data formats. No need to purchase, integrate, and manage specialty databases.
  • Scale databases up and down according to your actual needs, not via rigid, fixed-size instances that force you to spend more than necessary.

Learn more about automatic performance management

Empower your developer community and business teams with AI

  • Let developers and analysts easily interact with data using natural language. No integrations or cumbersome manual operations required.
  • Enable retrieval augmented generation (RAG) across your proprietary data with built-in AI Vector Search.
  • Provide developers and data scientists with the tools they need to build ML models—without moving data.

Discover how to enable natural language conversations with data

Minimize data security and downtime risks via automation

  • Protect your data with automated threat detection and remediation.
  • Keep your critical applications running by leveraging 99.995% availability.
  • Use automation to reduce data security and downtime risks caused by human error.

Explore Autonomous Database security



Autonomous Database customer successes

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Autonomous Database solutions optimized for your workloads

  • Autonomous Transaction Processing

    Rapidly build ecommerce platforms, booking systems, and other transactional applications with Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing. Preconfigured and optimized for both transactional and mixed OLTP and OLAP workloads, Autonomous Transaction Processing delivers better performance, greater scalability, and lower operating costs.


  • Autonomous Data Warehouse

    Easily build fraud detection, self-service marketing analytics, or other analytical applications with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. Preconfigured and optimized for data warehousing, analytics, and data lakes, Autonomous Data Warehouse is simpler to use and provides stronger built-in security.


  • Autonomous JSON Database

    Quickly develop product catalogs, contract management, or other document-oriented applications with Oracle Autonomous JSON Database. Price-optimized for document-centric AppDev with a single-click upgrade to Autonomous Transaction Processing, Autonomous JSON Database offers multidocument ACID consistency, better performance, and stronger built-in security.


Deploy Autonomous Database in the cloud or your data center

  • Serverless


    • Benefit from Oracle’s autonomous operation of all aspects of the database lifecycle.
    • Get started at the lowest cost; you only pay for what you use.
  • Dedicated infrastructure


    • Get a fully dedicated database cloud service for a single tenant with dedicated compute, storage, and network resources.
    • Achieve higher levels of isolation and control over the timing of patches and updates.
  • Run Autonomous Database in your data center for workloads that can’t move to the public cloud.

  • Keep your data in your data center to help you meet strict regulatory compliance demands, data residency mandates, or network latency requirements.

  • Benefit from a complete OCI cloud region in your data center that offers the agility, scalability, and economics of the OCI public cloud, with access to Autonomous Database and all other OCI services.

  • Retain full control of your data and applications to help meet the highest security, regulatory, and data residency requirements while modernizing your infrastructure.

See what top industry analysts say about Autonomous Database

  • Constellation Research logo

    “The result of using platforms with autonomous qualities is that they improve the developer experience: Developers can spend more time coding and/or more time learning, increasing their skills, relevance, and marketability.”

    Holger Mueller
    Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
  • The Futurum Group logo

    “With Select AI, Oracle is first-to-market with a generally available capability for organizations to have a contextual dialogue with their private, proprietary data—intuitively. It’s so simple that organizations of all sizes can use it immediately, placing Autonomous Database with generative AI at the forefront of data platform innovations.”

    Ron Westfall
    Research Director, The Futurum Group
  • Wikibon logo

    “Autonomous JSON is the product that MongoDB hopes to have in the next decade. With Full ACID, full parallel analytics, fast updates, open standards-based JSON, full indexing, and support for everything from blockchain to spatial to graph, Oracle is helping MongoDB developers leap into the future.”

    Marc Staimer
    Senior IT Analyst, Wikibon
  • Omdia logo

    “By building a single, multimodel database, automating the management of that database, and then breaking out best-of-breed functionality, Oracle has engineered a seemingly future-proof data platform capable of meeting customers where they are and making life easier for developers and accelerating the pace of application development, both now and in the future.”

    Bradley Shimmin
    Chief Analyst, AI Platforms, Analytics, and Data Management, Omdia
Oracle recognized by Gartner

Oracle (Autonomous Transaction Processing) scored highest in all Use Cases in the 2024 Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Cloud Database Management Systems for Operational Use Cases” report.*

MAY 2, 2024

Try Oracle Database 23ai for Free

George Lumpkin, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

With the new 23ai release of Autonomous Database Free Container Image and Autonomous Database Free Tier, developers can choose the free development approach best suited for their needs. Develop locally using the container image or develop in the cloud on OCI. Discover how you can access the free development options and start innovating with Oracle Database 23ai features such as AI Vector Search and JSON Relational Duality in combination with Autonomous Database’s rich set of tools and features including Data Studio and Select AI.

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