October 3, 2019
Oracle Database has created history!
Oracle database aka Oracle RDBMS or Oracle is exclusive multi-model database management system created by Oracle Corporation. In 1979 a first commercial RDBMS platform has been released and the portfolio of the organization is continuously evolving.
Oracle is highly recognized for its development and constant transformation; thus the company has released different versions which provide new features and innovative capabilities in the areas like security, development, management, and performance.
With its proven performance, reliability, and ease-of-use, Oracle database has become the first choice for web-based applications and is used by large enterprises like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Oracle Database 18c’s aka Oracle Autonomous Database marked a change in the world of database administrators. It not only brought new functionality and improvements in the Oracle Database 12c but also simplifies and automates most of the task for the database administrators.
In this blog, we’ll highlight everything that oracle 18c has stored in!
In 2017, executive chairman and CTO of Oracle Larry Ellison has officially introduced Oracle 18c as a big thing (Here “c” stands for Cloud). This autonomous database was named as “Self-Driving” as the defined services can be handled by the database independently along with data protection in any kind of failure.
Oracle 18c is latest generation database that runs in the Oracle Cloud just as it does on-premises. Users can deploy and run their Oracle and third-party applications and on Oracle Cloud without making any changes in the applications.
Oracle 18c is also known for its autonomous database and is powered by machine learning technology which reduces the human intervention, eliminates manual & error-prone task and removes the complexity of database operations through:
Oracle Autonomous database offers adaptive machine algorithms which automatically patch, tune, backup and upgrade the system while the system is running with maximum availability.
The new features included in the 18c version are related to the following areas:
Oracle Database 18c is “Oracle Database 12c Release 2 18.104.22.168”, the name has been changed to reflect the year in which the product is going to be available.
But 18c even focuses on enhancing the features of oracles 12c release 2.
Most of the improvements are based on bringing the database to the cloud, supporting cloud-only or hybrid data management and big data operations. The old model of multiple release versions and patch set wasn’t doing justice to the database.
However, the patch set doesn’t contain major changes in the functionality but there’re small and incremental improvements, which emphasis on three main features of Oracle Database 12c Release 2:
This release introduced the number of enhancements to existing Multitenant Architecture which are as below:
Oracle Database 18c has provided a lot more improvements in the area of SQL, optimizations, tuning, etc. that have helped customers to deliver the database performance level expectation on single server and cluster server.
It has also provided customers to access in-memory columnar formatted data with Oracle Database In-Memory feature. This results in faster performance of transactional queries and removes the need for analytic reporting indexes.
Oracle Database offers the highest level of availability of server (MAA Architecture). It offers an integrated set of database availability feature and the best practice blueprint which addresses common causes of planned and unplanned downtime.
Below features are enhanced in Oracle Database 12c for the high availability:
This release has introduced many new security features and some of them are listed below:
Oracle 18c provides optimum performance, reliability, and security to transactional database as well as analytical workloads which meets the customer requirements whether database is on cloud or on-premise.
Below are the features which Oracle Database 18c provides for Data warehousing and Big Data:
Oracle Database 18c not only offers the latest generation features to the customer but also to developers in terms of integrated data management solution. These are supported by all popular application development frameworks and are in use even today.
It enables developers to build an application very quickly and help to take advantages of performance, reliability, and security as well as other non-listed features in this blog. It protects customer investment in existing development, resources and skillsets.
Application Developer Frameworks- Oracle Database provides native programmatic interfaces as well as support the development and script language
The key advantages with the release of Oracle 18c are:
As this autonomous database can execute and handle the tasks by itself, should DBAs need to worry?
No, this Oracle Autonomous Database is just the service offered by the Oracle which needs to be managed by DBAs.
DBA administrator will need to:
However, the list can be infinite.
To be precise, there will be more higher-level tasks for the database administrators.
Oracle Database 18c offers unique multitenant architecture, dual-format in-memory column store, and native sharding; this helps the customers to work on their database, both on-premises and in the cloud.
As it offers highly-reliable and secure platform, it is easy to modernize the transactional and analytical workloads either in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid configuration.
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