Oracle Introduces AI, Machine Learning In Next Generation Cloud Services
By Pelumi Olaleye
In a bid to help customers lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predictive insights, Oracle has applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to its entire next-generation Cloud Platform services.
Self-driving services use AI and machine learning to help organizations lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predictive insights.
These new techniques were unveiled on Tuesday at the Oracle CloudWorld, New York.
The Oracle President of Product Development, Mr Thomas Kurian, who demonstrated the latest advances in Oracle cloud platform explained that with its enhanced suite of autonomous cloud platform services, Oracle is setting a new industry standard for autonomous cloud capabilities.
According to him, expanding the Oracle cloud platform autonomous Services beyond the Oracle Autonomous Database, to make all Oracle Cloud Platform services self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing.
“As organizations focus on delivering innovation fast, they want a secure set of comprehensive, integrated cloud services to build new applications and run their most demanding enterprise workloads. Only Oracle’s cloud services can automate key operational functions like tuning, patching, backups and upgrades while running to deliver maximum performance, high availability, and secure enterprise IT systems. In addition, to accelerate innovation and smarter decision making, Oracle cloud platform is incorporating additional autonomous capabilities specific to application development, mobile and bots, app and data integration, analytics, security and management.
“The future of tomorrow’s successful enterprise IT organization is in full end-to-end automation, “he said.
He maintained that Oracle is making the discovery a reality. We are weaving autonomous capabilities into the fabric of our cloud to help customers safeguard their systems, drive innovation faster, and deliver the ultimate competitive advantage with smarter real-time decisions.” Adding that no cloud provider in the world can match what Oracle guarantees.
“Our competitors offer narrow commitments and countless exclusions in fine print while Oracle’s SLAs deliver an industry first: guaranteed performance, manageability and availability in the cloud.”
In a related event, Oracle also unveiled a single Digital Assistant for users to interact across it’s SaaS and Oracle is now the only cloud infrastructure provider offering guaranteed service levels across performance, manageability, and availability: the three key characteristics defining how enterprises measure cloud infrastructure providers.
Oracle Digital Assistant capabilities include: Integration to speech-based devices like Amazon Echo (Alexa), Apple Siri, Google Home and Speech, Harman Kardon (Cortana), and Microsoft Cortana
Deep neural net based machine learning algorithms to process the message from the voice based devices to understand end user input and take action
Intelligent routing to the Bot with the knowledge to process the end user input. Deep insights into user behavior, context, preferences and routines that is used by the Oracle Digital Assistant to self-learn to recommend and automate across all data sets on behalf of the user.
Commenting, Principal Analyst, Ovum, Saurabh Sharma, says, “Platform as a Service has become a critical component of the cloud delivery model to help drive business agility and innovation for enterprises.
“With Oracle revealing its AI and machine learning-based Autonomous PaaS, Oracle is bringing productivity gains, cost reduction and human error reduction to the forefront of enterprises looking for possible ways to drive faster innovation. Oracle Cloud Platform’s autonomous PaaS capabilities will let enterprises scale, back-up, upgrade, diagnose, correct and secure enterprise PaaS cloud services, ”he stated.