MongoDB is a free and open-source document database enabling clients to organize, use and enrich data in real time from anywhere. It is the first cloud-database company to go public in 25 years and despite its youth, the stock is up 160 percent year-over-year.
This is a time for DBAs to look up from patching, tuning, backing up, and other database maintenance tasks that can take most of a DBA’s time and take stock of just how much their expertise means to the increasingly data-driven organization they work for, says Andy Mendelsohn, Oracle’s executive vice president of database server technologies.
A look under the covers of Oracle Autonomous Database shows a few of the ways it works. Oracle Autonomous Database is a fully managed cloud service. Like all cloud services, the database runs on servers in cloud data centers—but in this case, on hardware called Oracle Exadata Database Machine that’s specifically designed and tuned to run Oracle Database for high-performance, high-availability workloads.
“At a fundamental level, many of these apps aren’t built atop new technologies like touchscreens or AI so much as they are reinventing anew the way most of us still get our work done — typing on a physical keyboard and in front of a monitor. In this new environment, workers aren’t satisfied with the apps IT gives them anymore.”
In March of this year, Oracle delivered the world’s first self-driving database—a technology leap that’s been decades in the making, and that arrives just in time for the pressures and headaches of today’s business world.
“The days of the one-size-fits-all monolithic database are behind us, and developers are now building highly distributed applications using a multitude of purpose-built databases. Developers are doing what they do best: breaking complex applications into smaller pieces and then picking the best tool to solve each problem. ” – Amazon CTO Werner Vogels