Let’s address prediction 1 of the report Oracle’s Top 10 Cloud Predictions.
Prediction Number 1
By 2025, 90 percent of all manual IT operations and data-management tasks will be completely automated.
This prediction, which may appear hugely futuristic, is something which constantly happens in the history of computing. Our applications are becoming more and more automated and require less and less human intervention. In the end, this is what computing is about, automating processes and leaving people more time to think, create and free ourselves from repetitive and low-value work. Within the application world there are more and more platforms adhering to low-code paradigm, such as APEX; platforms which allow us to create applications without the need to code or using very little code.
The Autonomous Data Warehouse is a part of this current, the first self-managed database. Creating a bit of history, in March 2018 Larry Ellison unveiled the Autonomous Database, but in order to reach that point, a team of Oracle engineers analysed the behaviour of hundreds of databases over two years. In order to process such a large amount of information and make conclusions from it, they used Machine Learning techniques and shared processing. After months of work they reached the conclusion that the majority of problems that occur in a database can be predicted. This team equipped the Oracle databases with the ability to analyse the behaviour and anticipate all these common problems. Bugs, upgrades, patches, performance optimisation: tasks that can be automated by means of Machine Learning algorithms. For this reason, Autonomous Data Warehouse it is a disruptive technology, which opens the door to the future of technology. Oracle has also launched Oracle Autonomous Linux. All of this automation allows administrators to dedicate their time to tasks which bring more value to the organisation.
Maybe we won’t reach that 90 percent level of automation by 2025, but it’s clear that we are headed in the right direction and it may be that we need a few years more. Or perhaps we’ll advance even quicker and get there earlier. In the meantime, we’ll carry on opting for automation.
You can read the analysis of other predictions from the Oracle report here:
- Oracle’s Top 10 Cloud Predictions: towards democratisation and the automation of data science
- Oracle’s Top 10 Cloud Predictions: confidential data shared on the cloud is multiplied
- Oracle’s Top 10 Cloud Predictions: the evolution of Customer Experience with AI
- Oracle’s Top 10 Cloud Predictions: augmented reality, virtual reality, blockchain, machine learning and IoT in the industry