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Asia’s digital businesses rapidly adopting Oracle Autonomous Database for data-driven edge

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 A growing number of Asia Pacific’s business are turning to Oracle Autonomous Database – the industry’s first self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing database—as they seek to gain deeper data driven insight, faster than ever before. 

In particular, in the last quarter, it has been embraced by companies at the forefront of driving digital transformation in areas such aselectronic payments by organisations including VeriTrans in Japan andAsiaPay in Hong Kong, TV-commerce by the likes of SK Stoa in Korea, in electronic contracts being leveraged by FaDaDA in China, and digital change consultancies like Zhongkai Wisdom Government Software, in China and Huron Consulting in India.  

Group Vice President and Oracle Asia Pacific Chief Architect (Technology and Cloud Platform)Chris Chelliah said: “The answer is in the data! We continue to see rapid adoption of Oracle Autonomous Database as businesses of all sizes and across all industries recognise the power of data and the autonomous database.  Many are at the cutting edge of the digital economy and are actively addressing critical areas such as e-payments, electronic signatures and delivering more personalised services for our customer’s customer. This last quarter alone we saw 5000 new companies trialling it globally and many of the brands we added have never used the Oracle database before.  And with our new cloud interoperability partnership with Microsoft plus our Generation 2 cloud infrastructure data centres now starting to come online in Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Sydney, we expect these numbers to grow.”

To support the strong interest in the autonomous database, Oracle is also boosting its Sales operations in this area, as it seeks to help customers get the most out of its ground-breaking machine learning and automation capabilities.

Driving customer success

VeriTrans Inc. Director, Executive Officer and CTO KoheiAkao said, “VeriTrans has driven e-commerce in Japan by providing safe and secure payment infrastructure. We are providing multi payment solutions using point-of-sale (POS) systems to supporting the expansion of payment methods in brick-and-mortar stores (face-to-face stores) and omni-channel operations.  We wanted to introduce a monitoring system for point-of-sale (POS) systems enabling our users to provide safer and more convenient payment process for their end users. Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing has helped us do this with its autonomous capabilities and guaranteed performance, availability, and security, and can be operated with less man-hours than alternative solutions we investigated.  It is very attractive for us that we can focus on our core business to bring better and competitive services.”

AsiaPay senior IT manager Liang Zhicong, headquartered in Hong Kong, said, “The fierce competition in the payment market means that we need to continually explore new ways to support the increasingly diverse payment methods, channels and experiences. To do this we need to deeply analyse the data and truly understand the current changes. This is crucial. Only in this way can we continue to provide safe and reliable payment solutions that help retailers keep up with the times and help us develop our own global markets. Oracle Autonomous Database has been key to helping us do this.  The platform has freed our IT team free itself from the cumbersome data management tasks (such as database patching, tuning, indexing, etc.); and given us new insight on how we can provide customers with additional data and new consulting services and insights so that they can also better understand their markets and make better business decisions. It’s been a win-win all around.” 

Deok Won Jin, Planning & Deliberation Team Manager of SK Stoa,a Korean TV-commerce company, said, “As the on/offline retail environment becomes ever more complex, it is paramount that we can get insights based on accurate data analysis to ensure business success. This is what the deployment of Oracle Autonomous Database provides for us.” 

Shenzhen Fadada Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (also known as FaDaDa) co-founder and Executive President Lin Kaihui said, “The use of electronic contracts is changing the speed and accuracy at which business is done, giving users a huge competitive advantage – and the market is huge. The cumulative contract signing amount is as high as 2 billion, the number of signatures is 10 billion. But it is also highly competitive. We needed to be able to focus on exploring the value in our data and on improving the user experience. Oracle Autonomous Database, was quick to set up and easy to use, freeing the team up and letting us leverage data from multiple systems. It’s made a huge difference to our business decision-making capabilities.  In addition to helping us boost the quality of service we provide it’s helped us offer value-added services alongside the contract signing, based on its rapid data analysis and insight capabilities.”

Guangdong Zhongkai Wisdom Government Software Co. Ltd Chairman and CEO Lu Peifeisaid, “We are one of the first IT companies offering smart government applications for urban management, administrative law enforcement and social services through Big Data. It requires us to have powerful data integration and analysis capabilities. Previously data management took us too much effort, even an ad-hoc reporting task would occupy two or three of our staff for a couple of weeks in terms of manual set up. Oracle Autonomous Database provides an easy-to-use and agile data platform that helps us quickly turn data into value. It enables our customers to explore data on their own, helping the authorities to make data-driven decisions and enhance productivity.” 

Huron Consulting Group MDVenkatakrishnan Janakiraman, based in India, said, “Emerging technologies help companies like us to bring in a differentiating factor to the services we offer.Oracle Autonomous Databasehas given us the ability to truly harness data on our customers’ behalf to solve a whole host of business problems without needing a whole team of DBAs behind it.   In fact we can do things like scale and patch without barely any human support, which also means there is little room for human error.  This brings about a significant cost reduction and optimisation, but it also helps in terms of security, and in quite a few other areas that require would otherwise manual intervention today.”

Oracle Autonomous Database builds on 40 years of experience supporting the majority of the world’s most demanding applications.  The first of its kind, Oracle Autonomous Database uses ground breaking machine learning to provide self-driving, self-repairing, and self-securing capabilities that automate key management and security processes in database systems like patching, tuning and upgrading, all while keeping the critical infrastructure constantly running for a modern cloud experience.  Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database delivers significantly lower costs than alternatives.  

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