Oracle Big Data Cloud Service – Introduction

Big data is a topic that everyone seems to be talking about it. But still many of us wonder  “What exactly is big data”. Which technology provider should I use?? I have written couple of blog on apache hadoop, cloudera distribution and AWS EMR service as well. And today in this blog, I’ll go through Oracle Big data Cloud Service and what is included in the service.

What is Oracle Big data cloud Service???

Oracle Big Data Cloud Service is an automated cloud service for big data processing. It is optimized to run different set of workloads from Hadoop-only workloads (ETL, Spark, Hive)  to interactive SQL queries using SQL-on-hadoop tools. Here are some key features of Oracle cloud big data service:

  • Create cloudera certified cluster in quick time.
  • Cluster set up is always fault tolerant with HA hadoop and security infrastructure
  • Fully tested hadoop upgrades ( version skipping supported)
  • Maximum versatility:  With cloudera distribution including Apache hadoop enterprise data hub, you can use hadoop, hive, impala, spark etc… Also you can install and operate third-party tools.

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Oracle Cloud – Backup Service

Oracle database  backup service is cloud Storage Solution for your Oracle Database Backups. Oracle Database Backup Service provides a low-cost alternative for storing backups in an offsite location. It is an Oracle Public Cloud object-based storage offering that enables you to store your on-premises or cloud-deployed database backups.

If you are familiar with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), it should take only a few minutes for you to start backing up your database to the cloud. Here’s all you need to do:

  • Download Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module from OTN Site
  • Unzip file.

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Oracle Cloud : DBaaS – Storage

For Cloud DBaaS instance, Oracle Cloud Service provision a VM and required file systems. Here is the file systems and other database related information.


  • /u01 – Local file system – Oracle software binaries, DIAGNOSTIC_DEST
  • /u02 – Cloud Storage – Database Files, Change tracking file
  • /u03 – Cloud Storage – Fast Recovery Area, backup files, control file copy
  • /u04 – Cloud Storage – Redo log files, Temporary files

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