Introduction to Oracle's Autonomous Database
This chapter is an introduction to Oracle’s Autonomous Database (ADB). It explains the hardware architecture supporting this service. You will learn how it differentiates from traditional database deployments and the reasons to select ADB. We will explore various use cases for ADB along with business benefits in terms of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)/Return on Investment (ROI), compared to traditional deployment.
With this chapter, you will build a solid foundation on ADB, which will be very useful later when you start architecting your application use case.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- Learning what an Autonomous Database is
- Technology building blocks – ADB
- Classification of ADB based on workload
- ADB infrastructure deployment choices – shared or dedicated?
- Understanding why to use an Autonomous Database
- Reviewing use cases for ADB
- Understanding the business benefits of using ADB
- BOM and SKUs for Autonomous Databases
By the end, you should have a clear understanding in terms of which flavor of ADB is good for your use case.