Typical Workflow for Using Autonomous Database

Describes the steps to start using Autonomous Database.

Task Description More Information
Create and log in to your cloud account Provide your information and sign up for an Oracle Cloud Service. Getting Started with Oracle Cloud
Provision Autonomous Database Create an Autonomous Database instance. Create a Dedicated Autonomous Database
Start the instance Start and verify that an Autonomous Database is up and running. Start a Dedicated Autonomous Database
Create database users and obtain security credentials Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges. Assign the necessary Autonomous Database roles. Create Database Users
Connect to your database using SQL Developer Download SQL Developer or another database client tool. Obtain security credentials and connect to your Autonomous Database. Connect to Autonomous Database Using Oracle Database Tools
Connect to your database using a database client Download a database client. Obtain security credentials and connect to your Autonomous Database instance. Connecting to Autonomous Database
Scale the database Use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console to scale an instance to add or remove CPU or storage resources. Add CPU or Storage Resources to a Dedicated Autonomous Database
Load data into the database Use the available tools to load data into the database. Loading Data into Autonomous Database
Monitor the database Check on the health and performance of the database. Managing and Monitoring Performance
Manage the database Check on the day-to-day operation of your service, monitor performance, and review important notifications. All aspects of the database lifecycle are simplified by the service, including patching and upgrading the database. You can obtain service information including the service and database version from the service console.

Backing Up and Restoring Autonomous Database