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Oracle’s renowned database tools are coming to AWS


Oracle has confirmed that its MySQL HeatWave cloud-based database service is now available to host on AWS (Amazon Web Services).

HeatWave, set for release in the winter of 2020, will help businesses perform analyses on data held in MySQL databases without resorting to expensive and time-consuming ETL procedures (Extract, Transform, Load).

Oracle’s database service will be hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), although it will not be supplied in conjunction with Amazon and will compete with Amazon’s own database services (Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, and Amazon Redshift).

How so?

Oracle says this change will allow users to consolidate their transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads into a single service, eliminating the need for “time-consuming ETL duplication” across disparate data stores.

Furthermore, Oracle demonstrated how to leverage Amazon Aurora for TP, Redshift or Snowflake on AWS for BI, and SageMaker for ML.

Oracle believes the new solution is 7X better than Amazon Redshift, 10X better than Snowflake, 12X better than Google BigQuery, and 4X better than Azure Synapse on the 4TB TPC-H* benchmark.

The programme reportedly includes asymmetric data encryption, a database firewall, and server-side data masking and de-identification.

As part of a multicloud strategy, Microsoft is apparently rounding up other industry heavyweights like Google Cloud and Oracle to petition the US government for more equitable distribution of government cloud computing contracts.

“Many of our MySQL HeatWave users are former Amazon Web Services clients. However, some users want to keep using AWS for certain features of their applications “Edward Screven, chief corporate architect at Oracle, made that statement. To access a database service hosted in Oracle’s cloud, “those users face substantial obstacles,” including “exorbitant data egress fees paid by AWS” and “greater latency.”

Furthermore, he said, “We are tackling these concerns while delivering amazing performance and price performance across transaction, analytics, and machine learning compared to other database cloud providers.”

The announcement follows impressive financial results released by Oracle for the quarter ending in August 2022, with sales up 18% year-over-year to $11.4 billion and net income up 14% to $1.5 billion.

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