By Krishna SinhaChaudhury
San Francisco, Oct 23 (IANS) Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of global Cloud major Oracle, on Monday unveiled the second generation Oracle Cloud with autonomous capabilities, improved security and upgrades for enterprises.
"The design goal of Oracle's Gen 2 Cloud is one secure platform to run everything," Ellison said at the company's annual user conference "Oracle Open World 2018" here, while taking a dig at rival Amazon Web Services (AWS) over Cloud security.
Making the announcement at the opening keynote, Ellison shared his vision for a second generation Cloud that is purpose built for the enterprise and more technologically advanced and secure than any other Cloud in the market.
"We've built a Gen 2 Cloud. It's easy to say, very hard to do, to build a secure Cloud. It required a fundamental re-architecture of our Cloud.
"We've used a lot of the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies to find threats. You're not fighting with both hands tied behind your back anymore," Ellison said.
Oracle Cloud offers Software as a Service (SaaS) application suites for enterprise resource planning (ERP), database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centres.
"Our goal has always been as we move from one generation of computing to the next, to protect your investment in data and applications and make it easy to lift and move that into the next generation. We did that with Gen 2 Cloud," he said.
Oracle Gen 2 Cloud is built to run "Oracle Autonomous Database", which is the industry's first and only self-driving database.
The Oracle Autonomous Database, according to Ellison, now has the capability to automatically scan for security threats and apply security updates while running to help prevent cyberattacks and data theft.
Highlighting that moving to Oracle Cloud would cut database costs, he said: "We don't charge you a lot of money for moving data back and forth, in and out of our Cloud. Amazon charges you a fortune for moving data out of your Cloud. It's almost free to move it into your Cloud. They charge you 100 times more to move it out of your Cloud."
During a short demonstration, Ellison also shared benchmark test results that highlighted the performance gap between Oracle and its rival Amazon.
According to Ellison, Amazon runs its "AWS Cloud control code" on the same machines as it stores corporate data.
"The problem with Amazon's approach is a fundamental problem with the architecture of the Cloud. We'll never put our Cloud control code in the same computer that has a customer code," he noted.
(Krishna SinhaChaudhury is attending Oracle Open World 2018 at the invitation of Oracle. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Noida, Oct 23 (IANS) The Noida police on Tuesday said they were working to nab a man, who was accused of trying to extort Rs 20 crore from Paytm founder with three others by threatening him to leak the confidential data, even as the company assured its customers that their details were protected with high-level security.
On Monday, the police arrested Sonia Dhawan, person secretary to Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma; her husband Rupak Jain; and Devendra Kumar, an employee at the company's administration department.
A fourth accused Rohit Chomal, a Kolkata resident, who is believed to have made the extortion calls from Thailand, is on the run.
Earlier, on the complaint made by Paytm Vice President Ajay Shekhar Sharma, who is the brother of the founder, a case was registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information and Technology Act against the four.
The police said that all the phone numbers concerned were under observation.
"We are minutely watching the activities on the same IP address through which the phone calls were made," a police officer said.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), Dhawan had been the personal secretary to the CEO for about 10 years and had access to all the files containing the financial data.
Paytm in its statement said, "All our consumer data is protected with the highest and most impenetrable levels of security."
"At this point, the law enforcement authorities are investigating this matter and we would like to respect the police investigation, and not comment further until the results of such investigation are known."