Before You Begin with Autonomous Data Warehouse

Before you begin using Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, you should be familiar with Oracle Cloud.

See Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

Before you create an Autonomous Data Warehouse instance:

  • On Oracle Cloud, sign up for Oracle Cloud Free Tier or sign up for a paid Cloud Account. You cannot create an Autonomous Data Warehouse deployment until you do so.

  • (Optional) if you want to leverage an object store for data loading you need your object store credentials to use with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, including a username and a password. For details on the required credentials, depending on the object store you want to use, see the following:
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage, the username is your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure user name. The password is your auth token. See Working with Auth Tokens.

    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic, the username is your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic user name and the password is your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic password.

    • Amazon S3, the username is your AWS access key ID and the password is your AWS secret access key. See AWS Identity and Access Management.

    • Azure Blob Storage, the username is your Azure storage account name and the password is an Azure storage account access key. See About Azure storage accounts.

    • Amazon S3-Compatible, such as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage, Google Cloud Storage, and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage. See CREATE_CREDENTIAL Procedure for more information.

  • (Optional) Create a bucket for cloud storage manual backups:

    If you want to manually back up Autonomous Data Warehouse to cloud storage you must associate an instance with a cloud storage backup location. For information on defining your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage and creating the bucket for manual backups, see Configure Manual Backups on Autonomous Data Warehouse.

After you create an Autonomous Data Warehouse instance: