Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse scores over other Open Source Databases! Find out how
Database cloud services have become the foundation for growth for several organizations globally over the past few years. Remote and hybrid work cultures add to the boom for obvious reasons. According to Kenneth Research, the database cloud services market worldwide stood at $10.37 Billion USD at the end of 2019 with a CAGR of 15.7% through 2026. COVID-19 has only accelerated the growth as businesses increasingly understand the importance of integrating and automating business functions to withstand disruptions. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) facilitates this necessary transformation through a host of functions that most open source databases are not able to offer.
The biggest advantage of Oracle ADW is that it is a part of the Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) portfolio. As a result, with Oracle ADW you reap the benefits of ADB which brings together full infrastructure integration, comprehensive database automation, and automated data center operations to provide a complete cloud DB service to customers. Open source databases are not able to deliver such integrated solutions.
Further underscoring the potential of Oracle ADW is the speed at which it can meet the dynamic demands of customers. With a host of features like auto-provisioning, auto-configuration, auto-indexing and auto-scaling, serving a flurry of customers becomes a breeze. And when it comes to data, security is the first thing that any enterprise needs to take care of. Oracle ADW is secure by nature with automated data protection, automated security, auto-backups, auto-patching, automated threat detection and resolution, and automatic failover.
Most open-source databases charge as per a pre-determined workload size on the Cloud. With Oracle ADW, however, organizations are not constrained by a specific number. This facilitates scalability. As businesses grow and workload increases, the TBs of storage needed on the Cloud adjust automatically. Oracle ADB auto-scales instantaneously without any downtime by adjusting requirements based on immediate workload requirements. An often-overlooked advantage is that Cloud elasticity also enables organizations to save more by shutting off compute functions for idle systems and restarting them instantly as needed.
A critical differentiating factor when compared to open source databases, Oracle ADW ensures data integrity by applying enforced unique/primary key, foreign key, and check constraints to ensure data correctness by preventing mistakes such as duplicate records. This feature is missing in most open source databases which makes Oracle ADW data among the most reliable. This allows businesses to take decisions without any risk of overlooking inconsistencies in data.
Oracle ADW, however, works on zero downtime and provides complete migration ease from Oracle Database. Even if the business was using non-Oracle data sources previously, software such as SQL Developer Migration Workbench and Oracle GoldenGate make the process as seamless as possible.
A trusted solution
Oracle ADW is based on production-hardened Oracle Database technologies that have proven to be the best in the market on a global scale, as well as best practices derived from Oracle’s forty years of mission-critical deployments. Reputed research and advisory firms such as Gartner and Forrester rate the Oracle ADW well above its competitors. Oracle ADW is automated, simple, performant, or as cost-effective, and a must-have for all forward-thinking businesses.