甲骨文周二在纽约的Oracle CloudWorld上展示了Oracle Cloud Platform在人工智能和机器学习方面的进步。
Oracle还展示了Oracle Digital Assistant，它将在CRM，ERP，HCM，自定义应用程序和商业智能数据之间提供集中式通信。
· 与基于语音的设备和软件集成，例如Amazon Echo（Alexa），Apple Siri，Google Home and Speech，Harman Kardon（Cortana）和Microsoft Cortana；
· 智能路由到Oracle Bots，具有处理最终用户输入的知识；和
Constellation Research 首席分析师Holger Mueller表示，Assistant的交叉应用能力“是与众不同的” 。
Enderle Group的首席分析师Rob Enderle说，“如果它真的有效的话，助手将引人注目。”
· Oracle Autonomous NoSQL数据库，用于快速大规模读写。
原文题目：Oracle to Leverage AI, Machine Learning in Autonomous Cloud Platform
原文：Oracle on Tuesday demonstrated artificial intelligence and machine learning advances in the Oracle Cloud Platform at Oracle CloudWorld in New York.
Autonomous capabilities for application development, mobile and bots, integration, analytics, security and system management are scheduled for availability in the first half of this year.
Oracle announced a slew of new Platform as a Service features and capabilities, including the following:
Mobile and bots --
Security and management --
· A unified data repository across log, performance, user experience, and configuration data with applied AI and ML to automate setting and managing performance and security monitoring metadata.
Oracle also demonstrated an Oracle Digital Assistant, which will provide centralized communications across CRM, ERP, HCM, custom applications and business intelligence data.
The assistant will use AI to correlate data and automate user behavior.
Among its capabilities:
· Integration with speech-based devices and software like Amazon Echo (Alexa), Apple Siri, Google Home and Speech, Harman Kardon (Cortana) and Microsoft Cortana;
· Deep neural net-based machine learning algorithms to process messages from voice-based devices to understand end-user input and take action;
· Intelligent routing to Oracle Bots with the knowledge to process end users input; and
· Deep insights into user behavior, context, preferences and routines the Assistant uses to self-learn, in order to recommend and automate across all data sets on behalf of the user.
The Assistant's cross-application capability "is the differentiator," said Holger Mueller, principal analyst at Constellation Research.
However, "I'm skeptical," he told the E-Commerce Times, "as no neural network has been announced by Oracle."
The Assistant "would be compelling if it actually works," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
That said, "the major hardware players in the space already have their own back ends," he told the E-Commerce Times.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM "haven't exactly been Oracle's greatest fans over the years," Enderle pointed out. "I think the promise is massively ahead of reality here."
Oracle also announced upcoming Autonomous Database services. The Autonomous Database, which uses advanced AI and ML, was first announced in October.
Multiple Autonomous Database services, each tuned to a specific workload, will be released this year:
· Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service for analytics;
· Oracle Autonomous Database OLTP for transactional and mixed workloads; and
· Oracle Autonomous NoSQL Database for fast massive-scale reads and writes.
"An autonomous Oracle is truly ahead of everybody," observed Constellation Research's Mueller. "This announcement now fleshes out the autonomous database, which had gaps in security and the risk of old code."
However, overall, Oracle's announcement "reads like a whopper," Enderle said."Folks forget that Oracle is famous for making claims they have capabilities long before they actually have them."
Delivering on its autonomous cloud promise "would require massive capabilities Oracle has yet to demonstrate in data centers that haven't been built yet," he added.
Further, Oracle's policy is to lock in customers, and "these efforts have high requirements for interoperability," Enderle said. Also, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM "have services that can do [the same thing but] they just aren't packaged as nicely."
Still, if successfully executed, he acknowledged that Oracle's plans "would be a massive boost" to its existing efforts in the targeted areas.