Episode #2: The Future of Databases

For this podcast, we have Tirthankar Lahiri, Senior Vice President, Data & In-Memory Technologies, Oracle Database.

He has been with Oracle for a little over 24 years and has witnessed the paradigm shifts and technology waves since the early days of the Internet.

He will tell us how databases have evolved over the years, and take us through the progression of the Oracle database, from its earliest versions, namely Oracle 7.3 and then Oracle 8i – then to the cloud era which saw the emergence of developer communities and special-purpose database engines.

Then he talks about the Converged Model and the Converged Database that Oracle is promoting today. He tells me that this will simplify database management and administration as enterprises are grappling with challenges like multiple database engines and data silos today.

The converged database manifests itself in the Oracle Autonomous Database which is a new cloud offering. The new database offers self-driving, self-repairing, and self-securing features which are sure to simplify database administration and reduce costs.

And then Mr. Lahiri gives us a sneak peek on the next version of the Oracle Database and the exciting features we can expect. No prizes for guessing that machine learning and AI are going to play a big role in the next Oracle database.

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He is the Founding Editor of Digital Creed, which he founded in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 28 years of journalism experience (since 1994). He is sound and confident about his knowledge of business technology concepts. And he is a believer in continual education/learning. Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn.

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