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.
MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse Coming
Oracle unveiled a beta for MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse, with general availability expected in the first half of 2023.
Lakehouse promises to combine transaction processing, analytics, machine learning and machine learning-based automation in a single MySQL database, according to Oracle.
The new offering has the ability to process and query hundreds of terabytes of data in object store, according to Oracle. It supports comma-separated values (CSV), Parquet, and backups for Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift.
Oracle said that MySQL HeatWave Lakehouse can load 400 terabytes of data from object storage eight times faster than Redshift and 2.7 times faster than Snowflake.
The vendor also said that Lakehouse has 17 times faster query performance compared with Snowflake and is six times faster than Redshift on a 400-terabyte workload.
The Lakehouse offering is also optimized to run on AMD EPYC-powered Oracle cloud instances.
Oracle also unveiled at CloudWorld native availability of HeatWave on Amazon Web Services, with Microsoft Azure availability coming “soon.”
Oracle Data Protection Updates
Oracle made multiple announcements for additional data protection and disaster recovery protections for users during CloudWorld 2022.
The Oracle Database Zero Data Loss Autonomous Recovery Service aims to provide more efficient ways to combat ransomware, outages and human errors, according to the company.
Oracle Full Stack Disaster Recovery Service *is meant for configuring, monitoring and managing technologies used to build middleware, databases, networks storage, compute and other applications from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console.