Oracle natively delivers MySQL HeatWave on AWS

    A month and a half after its OCI cloud and Azure opened a direct link to its database, Oracle is bringing MySQL HeatWave to AWS public cloud customers. This managed OLTP query acceleration and analytics service provides a native user interface on the AWS console.

    After Azure, AWS. Oracle continues to integrate its cloud services natively with those of its direct competitors. Competitors who, admittedly, largely outstrip all others in the public cloud market. Simultaneously with the financial results of its first fiscal quarter of 2023, showing an 18% increase in revenue to $11.4 billion (see box), Oracle is delivering its MySQL HeatWave query gas pedal in the Amazon Web Services public cloud. This announcement comes just 8 weeks after the announcement of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, which gives Azure customers direct access to databases running on OCI, Oracle's cloud infrastructure.

    MySQL Autopilot from the AWS Console

    Last year, Oracle enhanced the performance of its gas pedal by adding Autopilot, a component that automates the delicate steps of HeatWave's high-performance queries for transactional workloads: allocation of nodes required according to the workload, parallel loading of data, predictive partitioning of columns to be partitioned in memory to best optimize queries, optimal encoding of columns to minimize cluster size, etc. This automation component, which is based on machine learning, is also integrated into the AWS interactive console.

    MySQL HeatWave on Azure Coming Soon

    MySQL HeatWave on AWS is just the first step in a multi-cloud destiny for the service, which is currently underway between OCI and AWS. The service is expected to be available on Microsoft's Azure in the near future. It is also offered on-premises as part of Oracle's Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer offering for companies that cannot, for regulatory or strategic reasons, move their sensitive databases to the public cloud.

    Oracle raises another issue. To implement its MySQL HeatWave query gas pedal, some of its customers have migrated their databases to OCI from AWS. Others are using the service while keeping some of their databases on AWS and running HeatWave on OCI. For the latter, the cost is high given the fees charged by Amazon Web Services to get the data out of its cloud. Not to mention the latency when accessing the database service on OCI. Oracle also said that users of MySQL OLTP applications running on-premises can also replicate data from these databases to MySQL HeatWave on AWS or OCI for near real-time analysis. The vendor also provides access to benchmarks between its service and those of its competitors.