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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Upgrade Now Available

Oracle | March 18, 2021

Oracle, a tech industry giant, announced the latest upgrades and developments to their Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse which is the tech field’s only self-driving cloud data warehouse. For data analysts and scientists and business users, this update has come as a bit of a relief as it has simplified complex tasks that require highly technical expertise to a plain and simple drag-and-drop, point-and-click experience. This update has therfore allowed organizations of various sizes to extrapolate data better and in a faster manner with low administration costs.

Oracle’s new update offers citizen analysts and scientists new self-service graph modeling and graph analytics. It has also introduced Oracle APEX (Application Express) Application Development, a development tool that is built into its cloud warehouse and RESTful service, through which any application can engage with data in the warehouse. The Autonomous Warehouse offers multi-workload and multi-tenant requirements within a singular database.

Enhancements in Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse:
With their latest features offering in-depth analytics and tighter data lake integration, the upgrade has proven to be advantageous for citizen data scientists and analysts, and business developers. Main features include:

In-built Data Tools: Analysts can now simply drag and drop any data they wish to load and transform that even their extended team can avail. Generate business models, spot glitches, outliers, and undiscovered patterns in data, data dependencies, and changes impact are done with the tool.

Machine Learning AutoML UI: Oracle’s AutoML UI offers a no-code interface for automated machine learning and speeds up productivity, gets better model quality, and enables beginners to use machine learning.

Python Machine Learning: Python users can now use implement machine learning on data warehouse data to fully utilize the high-performing capabilities and more than 30 native machine learning algorithms of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.

Machine Learning Services: Deployment and management of native in-database models and ONNX-format classification and regression models outside Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse can be done by DevOps and data science teams. The teams can also invoke cognitive text analysis. App developers have obtained easy-to-integrate REST endpoints for all functionality.

Property Graph Support: Using the property graph query language (PGQL), users can now generate graphs inside their data warehouse and analyze graphs with more than 60 in-memory graph analytics algorithms.

Graph studio interface: Graph analytics has become simpler for novices. They can now automate the conception of graph models, notebooks, integrated visualization, and pre-built workflows for various use cases.

Access to new Data Lakes: To query data in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and all popular cloud object stores, there are three new data capabilities accessible for Autonomous Data Warehouse.

There are three new data lake capabilities; easy querying of data in Oracle Big Data Service (Hadoop), integration with OCI Data Catalog to simplify and automate data discovery in object storage, and scale-out processing to accelerate queries over large data sets in object storage.

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