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At Oracle OpenWorld 2019, announcements included a refresh of the Exadata Cloud at Customer offering and a new free tier of the Oracle Autonomous Database, which of course is based on a cloud-native Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) implementation of Exadata.


  • Gen 2 Exadata Cloud at Customer offering gets its management and control tools in sync with the Oracle’s mainstream cloud and database services, while easing connectivity with the customer’s own on-premises IT infrastructure.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes support for Oracle Database 19c, the newest long-term supported release of the database.
  • Describes the Oracle free tier for its Autonomous Database service.

Key questions answered

  • What was the guiding notion for Oracle Cloud at Customer?
  • What is the pricing strategy for Oracle's Autonomous Database?

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  • Summary
  • Getting in sync with Oracle public cloud and database
  • Taming the upgrade treadmill
  • Oracle unveils competitive free tier for Autonomous Database


  • Further reading
  • Author