Oracle announced that Oracle Database 21c, the latest version of the world’s leading converged database, is available on Oracle Cloud, including the Always Free tier of Oracle Autonomous Database.
Unlike other vendors’ single-purpose databases in the cloud or on-premises, Oracle Database 21c provides support for multi-model, multi-workload, and multi-tenant requirements – all within a single, modern converged database engine.
In addition, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle APEX (Application Express) Application Development, a new low-code service for developing and deploying data-driven enterprise applications quickly and easily.
The browser-based, low-code cloud service enables developers to create modern web apps for desktops and mobile devices using an intuitive graphical interface.
“Oracle Database 21c continues our strategy of delivering the world’s most powerful converged database engine,” said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, database server technologies, Oracle.
“It provides leading JSON document processing performance. It provides breakthrough operational database performance with Intel Optane Persistent Memory support. It provides industry-leading analytic database capabilities with new Self-Managing In-Memory Column Store, highest performance graph processing, and AutoML for simplest machine learning model development. It provides Immutable Blockchain Tables for tamperproof SQL tables.
“Competing vendors require separate JSON document, operational, analytic, graph, ML, and blockchain databases and services to support these capabilities. Oracle’s converged database approach makes developers far more productive when building new applications, and makes it easy to later e ..