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Welcome to The New Stack Context, a weekly podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week we speak to Maria Colgan, Oracle master product manager, to learn about the company’s Oracle Autonomous Database. Last month, at Oracle OpenWorld, the company introduced a new free tier to this cloud offering.
Here at The New Stack, we focus a lot on automation, resilience and data management, so, naturally, our interest was piqued by Oracle’s claim of a self-tuning and self-healing database service. How does it differ from Amazon Web Services’ RDS and other cloud services? What does the pricing model look like? How does work with other Oracle cloud services? According to the marketing literature, the service offers:
- No Human Labor: Database automatically upgrades, patches, and tunes itself while running; automates security updates with no downtime window required.
- No Human Error: SLA guarantees 99.995% reliability and availability, which minimizes costly planned and unplanned downtime to less than 30 minutes a year.
- No Manual Performance Tuning: Database consumes less compute and storage because of machine learning and automatic compression. Combined with lower manual admin costs, Oracle offers even bigger cost savings.
Then, for the second half of the show, we discuss three conferences we attended this week. At the SpringOne Platform conference in Austin, Pivotal and Microsoft unveiled the private preview of Azure Spring Cloud, a fully managed service for deploying Spring Boot applications on Microsoft Azure. At the SAP TechEd 2019 conference in Barcelona, SAP discussed how it using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry to power its enterprise cloud services.
Back in Portland, at the Puppetize PDX event, Puppet introduced Project Nebula, a cloud native tool that connects a DevOps team’s existing toolset into an end-to-end, continuous delivery platform.
Oracle, Pivotal, and Puppet are sponsors of The New Stack.
Feature image: The arcade at the SpringOne Platform conference. Photo by Mike Melanson.