Newsletter: What’s added/changed in last month for OCI?

Let’s check all features/services OCI has updated in week 18 (09-May-22 – 15-May-22).


Operations Insights

Now you have a Demo Mode available with Operation Insights. Demo Mode is a predefined, read-only environment that allows you to explore Operations Insights functionality without having to set up and configure database or host resources.

For more information, click here.


Search Service

OCI Search Service with OpenSearch is a managed service that you can use to build in-application search solutions based on OpenSearch that enable you to search large datasets and return results in milliseconds, without having to focus on managing your infrastructure. This service will make it easy for you to ingest, search, visualize, and analyze data.

For more information, check the below links:


The Console home page now includes a Service Links panel, which displays recently visited items, pinned links, and recommended features based on your profile settings. You can update your profile at any time to best describe your Oracle Cloud work and interests and get updated recommendations.



For Autonomous Database on Dedicated Exadata infrastructure, you can now monitor and manage your resource consumption easily with the help of OCPU and storage details displayed on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console for your Autonomous Exadata VM Cluster (AVMC) and Autonomous Container Database (ACD) resources.

As part of this feature release, the following details are displayed on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console for your Autonomous Exadata VM Cluster and Autonomous Container Database resources:

  • Total OCPUs
  • Available OCPUs
  • Reclaimable OCPUs
  • Available Storage in TB
  • Total Storage in TB
  • Memory per OCPU
  • Total number of ACDs that you can provision in this resource in an AVMC resource.
  • Remaining (available) ACDs that you can provision in an AVMC resource.

Understanding and knowing these details can help you effectively track and manage the OCPU and storage resources in your Autonomous Exadata VM Clusters and Autonomous Container Databases.

For more information, click here.


Big Data

In Big Data Service clusters with version 3.0.7 or higher, you can:

  • Configure horizontal (add or remove nodes) and vertical (shape of nodes) autoscaling on ODH clusters.
  • Use E4 flex shapes while autoscaling to specify the number of OCPUs and memory required on each node.
  • Add compute only worker nodes to your cluster.
  • Delete any worker node from your cluster.
  • Provide an external Kerberos realm name while creating a cluster.
  • Provide a bootstrap script URL while creating a cluster. This URL can be updated after a cluster is created too.
  • Enable and use secure socket layer (SSL) certificates in your ODH clusters.
  • Use Hue, Livy, Jupyter, Jupyterhub, and Trino in ODH clusters. They are configured by default to run on your clusters.

For more information, click here.

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