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The world is entering a new era of Generation 2 Cloud
In his opening remarks at the Oracle OpenWorld 2018, co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation Larry Ellison shared his vision of the second generation of cloud platform, which was developed specifically for businesses with advanced technology and more secure than any cloud platform on the market.
"Other clouds have been around for a long time, and they were not designed for the enterprise," Larry Ellison commented.
While the first generation of cloud computing platforms has been developed based on old technology over the last decade, Oracle's Generation 2 Cloud is specifically developed to support businesses to deal with the most challenging works in the safest ways.
With unique structure and features, Oracle's new cloud platform delivers unmatched security, high performance, and cost savings. In addition, Oracle Generation 2 Cloud is the only platform developed to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the first and only automated database in this field.
In addition, the core of Oracle Generation 2 Cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is designed to handle any enterprise workload securely. And Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) also provides separate support for Oracle Autonomous Databases and demonstrates a new level of security from core to edge to protect important data.
One of the topics Ellison focused on was the status of network defense, which, according to executive chairman of Oracle, was not good enough. To solve this extremely important problem, he launched Infrastructure security services on Oracle's cloud platform with high capabilities to automate, detect and predict to minimize and remediate threats.
To demonstrate the superior security features of Oracle's new Cloud, Ellison took an example of how Oracle Automated Database scanned for security threats and applied security updates while operating, helping prevent network attacks and data thefts.
Furthermore, Ellison spent time talking about Oracle Autonomous Database, the most popular database equipped with the most advanced technology in the world. Revolutionizing data management, Oracle Autonomous Database manages, revises and patches itself, giving users the ability to innovate faster on high security platforms at an affordable cost, as customers only need to pay for what they use.
Extending the features of Oracle Autonomous Database, Ellison introduced a number of new options, including Dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud at Customer.
Now, customers may decide to deploy their Autonomous Database on the Dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure to isolate workloads for security, providing greater reliability for important workloads. Meanwhile, Cloud at Customer is the ideal choice for customers who do not want to move to public cloud platform due to legal requirements, but still want to experience the benefits of Oracle Autonomous Database in their own data center.
Ellison also shared that the test results in short simulations showed a huge gap in performance between Oracle and Amazon. In it, they compared Oracle's Autonomous Database to Amazon's main services by letting Oracle Database run Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift. Direct comparisons showed that Oracle Autonomous Database could continue to run without interruption in database update.
"Ellison shows Amazon network charges 100x to move data out of their cloud compared to moving data out of Oracle cloud. The @awscloud comparisons continue, including compute, block storage, network costs where Oracle Cloud is significantly less," twitted Hyoun Park, CEO and Founder of Amalgam Insights.
By: James Paquin