It would be very easy for me to write a post about how quick Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is; get some data, load it up and then query it with lightning fast results. We all know ADWH is built upon an engineered solution which from a database engine perspective provides unparalleled optimisations, and in fact, that special sauce in the engineered solutions has now been made more special with the added capabilities of the ADWH. It’s going to be quick, very very quick.
For more information on moving to ADWH take a look at DSP’s Autonomous Data Warehouse Bitesize plan. However, today I want to focus on a core benefit of ADWH which is simplicity; this is something that organisations need more than ever in this complex multi-hybrid Cloud world.
I wrote another article to introduce the concept, entitled ‘How has Oracle Cloud differentiated itself on simplicity?’, and for this blog I would like to extend this concept by specifically looking at the Autonomous Data Warehouse and how it takes simplicity to the next level.
Have you heard of the Cloud Share Responsibility Model? It basically defines that Cloud providers are responsible for the security of the Cloud and the customer is responsible of security in the Cloud. How is this relevant to Autonomous?
The further you go down the IaaS stack the greater the responsibility of the customer is. If you’re running IaaS you need to not only to secure the software that you deploy on your operating system, but also the operating system itself. This is classed for an organisation as ‘non-differentiating’ heavy lifting because securing your operating systems and software doesn’t provide you with a competitive advantage. If you move into the PaaS layer then security in the Cloud becomes easier as there is less of the heavy lifting to do; it’s the responsibility of the Cloud providers.
This is where Autonomous starts to shine. It’s a PaaS service which removes not only all the operating system work, but also the backing up, patching and upgrading of the database. That’s a whole heap of time you have saved. Now for Autonomous this is where the shared responsibility model starts to change; now we can talk about it not in terms of security, but in terms of management.
In all Public Cloud platforms you would typically be responsible for the management of the database; tuning, tweaking, indexing, and optimising performance. This is costly in terms of both time and money. With Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse this is done for you. You can focus on getting the most out of your data to give yourself the competitive advantage, drive insight, and provide value either internally to your organisation or to your customer base.
Oracle have gone for simplicity; they have provided a product which doesn’t take 600 engineers and solution architects to put together. It’s not a massive tool box with limited instructions – it’s Autonomous. Take the heavy lifting not only out of securing and managing the platform, but also out of securing and managing a Data Warehouse. See how you can use ADWH to liberate your teams to focus on high value data centric work and forget the non-differentiated heavy lifting.
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