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Oracle CloudWorld 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Wade Tyler Millward

Oracle Alloy, a beta for Oracle Database 23c and a beta for MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse were some of the biggest announcements.

Oracle Alloy

Oracle Alloy is a new platform for service providers, systems integrators and ISVs to offer cloud services.

Users can leverage Alloy in their own data centers and control its operations and regulatory requirements, according to Oracle. Users can serve public sector customers, for example, that have to keep workloads domestic and operate clouds independently.

Alloy allows for a customizable Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console with the partner’s own branding, with tailored customer alerts and documentation. Partners set the pricing, rate cards, account types, discount schedules, service levels and support structures, according to Oracle.

Oracle Database 23c Beta

Oracle announced a beta for the latest version of its converged database, Oracle Database 23c, during CloudWorld 2022.

23c has new capabilities meant for applications written with JSON, Graph or microservices, according to Oracle. It seeks to make SQL easier to use and adds JavaScript as a stored procedure language.

The latest version includes JSON Relational Duality for unifying data representation in applications and data storage in relational databases. With this duality capability, data can be used as app-friendly JSON documents and database-friendly relational tables.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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