1 Getting Started with Autonomous Transaction Processing

Provides an overview of the service and describes how to get started with Autonomous Transaction Processing.

About Autonomous Transaction Processing

Autonomous Transaction Processing is designed to support all standard business applications and deliver scalable query performance.

Autonomous Transaction Processing provides all of the performance of the market-leading Oracle Database in an environment that is tuned and optimized for transaction processing workloads.

Autonomous Transaction Processing does not require database administration. With Autonomous Transaction Processing you do not need to configure or manage any hardware, or install any software. Autonomous Transaction Processing handles creating the database, backing up the database, patching and upgrading the database, and growing or shrinking the database.

Autonomous Transaction Processing is built upon Oracle Database, so that all applications and tools that support Oracle Database also support Autonomous Transaction Processing. These tools and applications connect to Autonomous Transaction Processing using standard SQL*Net connections. The tools and applications can either be in your data center or in a public cloud. Other Oracle Cloud services are preconfigured for Autonomous Transaction Processing.

Autonomous Transaction Processing is a completely elastic service. When you get started with Autonomous Transaction Processing, simply specify the number of OCPUs and the storage capacity in terabytes (TBs) for the database. At any time, you can scale, increase or decrease, either the Oracle compute units (OCPUs) or the storage capacity. When you make resource changes for your Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated deployment, the database resources automatically shrink or grow, without requiring any downtime or service interruptions.

To create and manage Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated deployments, you use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console. To monitor the databases running in these deployments, Autonomous Transaction Processing includes Oracle SQL Developer Web built into each database.