This chapter provided insights into all the management options for autonomous databases. We have explored how to start/stop a database, scale it up/down, clone it, and manage it. Also, we have discussed the performance metrics collected by the autonomous database and how they can be interpreted. The topics that we have discussed in this chapter will be required for day-to-day administrative activities. We now understand which tasks are automated and where manual effort is required.
In the next chapter, we will discuss a very important topic: autonomous database security. Most security attributes will be taken care of automatically, but users may need to contribute in a few places. We will discuss this in detail in the next chapter.