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What is the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service?

The Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service provides customers with the NoSQL Database running on a dedicated, engineered systems platform that is easy to deploy and cost effective. The Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service eliminates much of the overhead of running on-premise NoSQL Database by providing a simple solution in the Oracle Cloud that customers can get up and running by navigating through a few setup screens on their web browsers. This service is customer managed, meaning the customer has access to the system and is responsible for managing the NoSQL Database service.

What is Oracle NoSQL Database?

The Oracle NoSQL Database is a distributed key-value database. It is designed to provide highly reliable, scalable and available data storage across a configurable set of systems that function as storage nodes. An application uses the Oracle NoSQL Database to store and retrieve data that is stored on a number of storage devices.

Are there any differences between the On-premise Oracle NoSQL Database and the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service?

The only feature that is not available in the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service as compared to the On-Premises version is that data cannot be stored in different Oracle Cloud datacenters at first release. This may change in future releases. The version that is available in the Oracle Cloud is the EE version in terms of functionality. However, at initial release only the Java client can be associated with the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service. We will expand the list of clients that can be associated in the future.

What kinds of applications can leverage the Oracle NoSQL Database?

Any application that requires fast storage and access to any kind of data can use the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service.

Where can I find out more information about Oracle NoSQL Database?

The main web site to start with is http://www.oracle.com/nosql. A technical FAQ can be found here.

Is my data encrypted between the application server and the storage nodes when using Oracle NoSQL Cloud Service?

By default, the data between the application and the storage nodes is not encrypted, but encryption can be turned on by the user.

Where can I get more information about specific hardware used?

Additional information is available here: http://www.oracle.com/ocom/groups/public/@otn/documents/webcontent/1883358.pdf

What is the networking to other servers in the Oracle Cloud?

A 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection is used for communication between the application server and the storage nodes. If an Exadata service is used, an IB connection is possible.

Can I connect to other services that are in the Oracle Cloud?

Yes, the Java Cloud Service will be available for association to the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service at initial release. Other associations will be available at a later time.

Are there any other costs involved?

Besides the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service, an Oracle Java Service should be acquired, at a minimum, to run the application. More information on the Oracle Java Cloud Service can be obtained at: https://cloud.oracle.com/java. More information can be found at: https://cloud.oracle.com/acc.

Can I run my application outside of the Oracle Cloud and use Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud service?

Yes, it is OK to run the application on a system in your own facility or datacenter, and use the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service. However, Oracle does not recommend this.

How do I get access to Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service?

  1. Contact Oracle Sales team to purchase information the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service.
  2. Logon to the Oracle Cloud with the information provided.
  3. Associate your application to the Oracle NoSQL Cloud Service
  4. Run your application as you would in your own datacenter.

How much system management must I do with my Oracle NoSQL Cloud Service?

For this service, you are given root access to the nodes that you provision. Oracle maintains the hardware, storage, and networking. Oracle will install the Operating Systems and the Oracle NoSQL Database on each of the nodes.

How can I get my data that resides outside of the Oracle Cloud into the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service?

The Oracle Storage Cloud Service enables the movement of data from on premises to the Oracle Cloud, and can be associated with the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service. The acquisition of data from other sources will reside on the application server and can be installed by the user. The export and import feature can be used to move the data from one Oracle NoSQL Database instance (for example, on-premises) to another (for example, Cloud). See: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/nosqldb/documentation/index.html.

Can I install other software on the servers where Oracle NoSQL Database is running?

Oracle does not recommend it. The environment has been selected and tuned to running Oracle NoSQL Database.

What happens to my data if I decide to stop using the Oracle NoSQL Database software running in the Oracle Cloud?

When the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service is terminated, customer content will no longer be available on the service instance. The Customer content will remain available in the Oracle Storage Cloud Service for an additional 60 days. During this time, Service Administrators can retrieve and re-organize content on the Storage Cloud Service for collection purposes. After the 60 day period, the Storage Cloud Service will become unavailable and all of customer content will be deleted.

What Operating System gets installed? Or do I get to decide?

Oracle Enterprise Linux Version 6 will be installed on the storage nodes by default.

Is it possible to choose how much storage and compute capacity I want?

The Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service at initial release cannot be expanded. The initial configuration will be set up with 10 shards and a replication factor of 3 (RF = 3).

How much data can be stored?

With 2 servers used for storage nodes, between 40 TB and 60 TB of data can be stored in the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service.

Will my application compete with other applications running on the same node?

Although a virtualization layer is running, there is no competition for the CPU when your application is running, so in effect you are running on a physical CPU. Since there is no competition for the CPU’s the performance is predictable for your Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service server.

Can I use Hadoop at the same time on the same nodes at Oracle NoSQL Database is running?

No. A different service is available, the Oracle Big Data Cloud Service which can be purchased separately from the Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service.

Where can I find the specific details regarding purchasing and using the Oracle NoSQL Database Service in the Oracle Cloud?

The best place to start is: https://cloud.oracle.com/nosql.

Is VPN available for the NoSQL Cloud Service?

Yes, customers are encouraged to add VPN to the NoSQL service to ensure a secure service consumption. VPN is a component added onto BDCS and is based on IPSec technology. Note that VPN is NOT a free service. It is an additional subscription.

Will my storage servers be used by any other application?

No, your Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service will be the only application running on the storage servers, unless you install other software.

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