Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service is Generally Available

November 8, 2016 by Updated November 3rd, 2017



We previously announced our partnership with the Oracle Cloud Platform and also shared the results of our preliminary benchmark on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service.

Today, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service is generally available for access and usage. We at Qubole are continuing to work closely with the Oracle team to bring Qubole Data Service (QDS) to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service.

In particular, here are some of the areas we are focusing on in our integration with the Oracle Cloud:

  • Native integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Service

We continue to believe strongly in using a cloud object store as the data lake and source of truth for data. Doing this separates compute and storage, allowing for advantages in elasticity, flexibility, and cost.

  • Built-in database connector to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Service

QDS will provide the ability to import structured data from Oracle Cloud DB, join it with large unstructured data within Oracle Object Storage, and then export results back to Oracle Cloud DB. Our users will also be able to issues queries directly to Oracle Cloud DB from within QDS, which makes data exploration much easier.

  • Cluster Lifecycle Management and Auto-scaling for NVMe shapes

Oracle has brought an exciting new storage technology into some of its compute shapes. These shapes utilize NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSDs (solid-state drives), which make much better use of SSDs by parallelizing queues for disk access. Our initial assessment of the performance of these compute shapes showed they performed much better than comparable on-prem setups.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress, but if you would like to know more sooner, contact us.