Oracle by Example brandingProvisioning Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

section 0Before You Begin

This tutorial shows you how to log in to the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud console, create a service instance, and create a user. This tutorial takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Tutorial Series

This is the first in a series of tutorials for the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. Perform the tutorials sequentially.


Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is fully-managed, offers high-performance, and is elastic. You have all of the performance of the market-leading Oracle Database in a fully-managed environment that is tuned and optimized for data warehouse workloads. Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud supports all standard SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and delivers scalable analytic query performance.

In this tutorial, you create a service instance, connect SQL Developer to Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, and create a database end user to use in all subsequent tutorials. 

What Do You Need?

  • Subscription to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud
    • Your Oracle Cloud user name, password, and identity domain

      Locate your account details in the New Account Information email that you received from Oracle Cloud when your user account was set up. If you don't have your New Account Information email, contact your account administrator.
  • Tenancy in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including the creation of a compartment and the setting of access to resources (see Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation for setting up your tenancy).
  • Oracle SQL Developer (see Oracle Technology Network download site). We recommend that you download version 18.2.0 or later, because this version contains enhancements for key Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud features. SQL Developer 17.3.1 will also work with Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud; versions earlier than 17.3.1 will not.
    If you are a Windows user on 64-bit platform, download the 'Windows 64-bit with JDK 9 included' distribution as it includes both Java 9 and the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) files necessary to run SQL Developer and connect to your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud.
    If you are a non-Windows user, download and install the appropriate Java 8 JDK or later version for your Operating System.

section 1Create an Instance

The first step is to sign in to the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud and create an instance.

  1. Sign in from On the Oracle Cloud page, click Sign In.
  2. On the Cloud Account page, enter your cloud account name and click My Services.
    Cloud Account
    Description of the illustration cloud_login
  3. Enter your User Name and Password and click Sign In to sign in to your Oracle Cloud Account.
    Cloud Account
    Description of the illustration cloud sign in
  4. If you see the Set Preferences page, enter your Language and Timezone and click OK.
  5. On the Cloud My Services page, click the navigation menu in the upper left to show top level navigation choices.
    click Create Instance button
    Description of the illustration my_services
  6. Click Services to show the available services.
    Cloud Account
    Description of the illustration dashboard_services
  7. Scroll in the list of available services and select Autonomous Database from the list.
  8. In the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure page, click the menu in the upper left to show the available services.
    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure upper-left menu (highligted)
    Description of the illustration click_top_menu
  9. From the left navigation pane, click Autonomous Data Warehouse.

    Note: You can create a bookmark so that Autonomous Data Warehouse will appear on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure page without needing to open the navigation pane.
    click Autonomous Data Warehouse
    Description of the illustration click_autonomous_data_warehouse
  10. The console for Autonomous Data Warehouse displays. You can use the List Scope drop-down menu to select a compartment; in this example the SQLDev compartment is selected.
    Although this console shows that no data warehouses have yet been created, if there were a long list of data warehouses, you could filter the list by using the Filters drop-down menu to filter by the state of the data warehouse (available, stopped, terminated, and so on.)
    Click Create Autonomous Data Warehouse.
    click create Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud
    Description of the illustration click_create_autonomous_data_warehouse
  11. The Create Autonomous Data Warehouse dialog appears. At the top of the dialog, click the Click here link to select a compartment for the data warehouse.
    click Click here
    Description of the illustration create_adw_instance
  12. In the Create Autonomous Data Warehouse dialog, enter the following information:
    • Display Name - Enter a name for the data warehouse for display purposes.
    • Database Name - Use letters and numbers only, starting with a letter. Maximum length is 14 characters. (Underscores not initially supported.)
    • CPU Core Count - Number of CPUs for your service.
    • Storage (TB) - Select your storage capacity in terabytes. It is the actual space available to your service instance, including system-related space allocations.
    • Administrator Credentials- Password for ADMIN user of the service instance. The password must meet the following requirements:
      • The password must be between 12 and 60 characters long and must include at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one numeric character.
      • The password cannot contain the double quote (") character.
      • The password must be different from the last 4 passwords used.
    • License Type - select whether you are bringing your own license or subscribing to new database software licenses.
    • Tags - (Optional) Tagging is a metadata system that allows you to organize and track resources within your tenancy. Tags are composed of keys and values which can be attached to resources.

      Click Create Autonomous Data Warehouse.
    complete the dialog
    Description of the illustration complete_adw_dialog
  13. The Create Autonomous Data Warehouse dialog closes. On the console, the State field indicates that the data warehouse is provisioning. When creation is completed, the State field changes from Provisioning to Available.
    provisioning state
    Description of the illustration adw provisioning_state

section 2Download the Credentials Zip File

Once you have created the data warehouse, download the credentials zip file for client access to that data warehouse. You will use this file in the next tutorial to connect SQL Developer to your Autonomous Data Warehouse database.

  1. In the console, in the menu across from the name of your new data warehouse, select Service Console.
    select service console
    Description of the illustration open_service_console
  2. A dialog opens to sign in to the service console. In the Username field, enter the following information:
    • Username - admin (the default administrative user named admin that was created for your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud account)
    • Password - the administrator password you specified when you created your service instance
    username and password to open service console
    Description of the illustration sign_in_service_console
  3. The service console opens in the Overview mode. Click Administration in the left navigation pane.
  4. Click Download Client Credentials.
    download client credentials
    Description of the illustration download_client_credentials
  5. You are prompted to create a password for the credentials zip file. Enter a password and click Download.
    credentials password
    Description of the illustration download_credentials_pass
  6. Store the zip file and make note of the password. You will use the zip file and password in the next step to define a SQL Developer connection to your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud database.
    Note: Version 18.2.0 of SQL Developer drops the requirement to enter the Autonomous Data Warehouse keystore password and does not provide the keystore password field in the dialog for creating a connection. If using SQL Developer version 18.2.0 or newer, you do not use this password.

section 3Define a SQL Developer Connection

First, define a SQL Developer connection to the database in your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud service.

  1. Open SQL Developer on your local computer. In the Connections panel, right-click Connections and select New Connection.
    Depending on your version of SQL Developer, do not right-click Cloud Connection or Database Schema Service Connections. That menu selection is for connecting to a different Oracle cloud service, the Oracle Database Schema Service.
    select new connection
    Description of the illustration select_new_connection
  2. The New/Select Database Connection dialog appears. Enter the following information:
    • Connection Name - Enter the name for this cloud connection.
    • Username - Enter the database username. Use the default administrator database account (admin) that is provided as part of the service.
    • Password - Enter the admin user's password that you or your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud administrator specified when creating the service instance.
    • Connection Type - Select Cloud PDB.
    • Configuration File - Click Browse, and select the Client Credentials zip file, downloaded from the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud service console by you, or given to you by your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud administrator.
    • Keystore Password -
      If using SQL Developer 18.2.0 or newer:  Starting with version 18.2.0, SQL Developer does not require that you enter a Keystore Password and does not provide the Keystore Password field.
      If using a version of SQL Developer older than 18.2.0: Enter the password that was generated when you or your Autonomous Transaction Processing administrator downloaded the Client Credentials zip file from the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud console.
    • Service - In the drop-down menu, service selections are prepended with database names. Select the low, medium or high menu item for your database. These service levels map to the LOW, MEDIUM, and HIGH consumer groups, which provide different levels of performance and concurrency.
      Note: Earlier versions of SQL Developer may not support this feature.  
    connection definition completed
    Description of the illustration new_select_database_connection
  3. Click Test.
    Status: Success displays at the left-most bottom of the New/Select Database Connection dialog.
  4. Click Connect.
    An entry for the new connection appears under Connections.

section 4Create a User in your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Database

Once you have connected SQL Developer to your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud database, use a SQL Developer worksheet to define a create user statement to create the user adwc_user. In the next tutorial, you will create sales history tables in the adwc_user schema and load data into these tables from an object store.

  1. Open a SQL Developer worksheet and run the following SQL statements to create the user adwc_user, swapping in a password with the guildelines provided in the following Note section.
    create user adwc_user identified by "<password>";
    grant dwrole to adwc_user;
    SQL Developer commands creating adwc_user
    Description of the illustration sql_developer_create_user
    Note: Autonomous Data Warehouse requires strong passwords. The password you specify must meet the default password complexity rules. This database checks for the following requirements when you create or modify passwords:
    • The password must be between 12 and 30 characters long and must include at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one numeric character.
    • The password cannot contain the username.
    • The password cannot be one of the last four passwords used for the same username.
    • The password cannot contain the double quote (") character

    : Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud databases come with a pre-defined database role named DWROLE.

  2. In the next tutorial, "Connecting SQL Developer and Creating Tables", you will connect SQL Developer to your Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud database as user adwc_user, and define SH tables (sales history tables from an Oracle sample schema) for that user. Later, you will load data into those tables from an Object Store.