"Why doesn't software manage itself?" That's the question his team asked about seven years ago, Oracle president Thomas Kurian told journalists at a recent briefing at the company's headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. In 2018, the answer is now "It does," in the form of Oracle's autonomous cloud services. Earlier this year, Oracle launched the world's first autonomous data warehouse and pledged to add self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing capabilities across its cloud platform services. Now, three more autonomous services have come on line: Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud, Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud, and Oracle Autonomous Visual Builder Cloud.
With built-in advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, these new PaaS services automate and eliminate key tasks to enable organizations to lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predictive insights, Oracle said in a press statement. Earlier this year, Oracle made available the world's first Autonomous Database for data warehouse workloads. The company is committed to adding self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing capabilities to all of its PaaS services coupled with specific autonomous capabilities for each functional area. In addition to today's news, Oracle plans to release more autonomous services later in calendar year 2018 focused on mobile and chatbots, data integration, Blockchain, security and management, and additional database workloads, including OLTP. "Embedding AI and machine learning in these cloud services will help organizations innovate in revolutionary new ways," said Amit Zavery, executive vice president of development, Oracle Cloud Platform.