RESEARCH PAPER: Autopilot Drives MySQL Database Service Differentiation

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - December 7, 2021

Time-to-value and time-to-action are two key metrics of success in the digitized economy, both measuring access to actionable intelligence. This intelligence is only useful when all data sources are appropriately transformed and analyzed.

MySQL, an open-source relational database, gained widespread popularity in companies of all sizes in the early 2000s. Today, MySQL instances are the back-end of many applications running across enterprises of all types, from content streaming providers to social media platforms to the world’s leading financial services companies. Countless invaluable data exists in these MySQL instances – data that, until recently, was difficult to aggregate holistically across a business.

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • HeatWave - An Introduction
  • The HeatWave Innovation Cycle
  • Innovation Grounded In The Real World
  • Autopilot - Automating Data Lifecycle Management
  • MySQL HeatWave Scale-Out Data Management
  • Scale-Out Across More Nodes
  • Adding It All Up - How MySQL Database Service With HeatWave And Autopilot Further Benefits The Data Consumer
  • In Closing
  • Figure 1: HeatWave Real-Time Analytics
  • Figure 2: HeatWave Price - Performance Leadership
  • Figure 3: MySQL Autopilot
  • Figure 4: Deep Analytics And ML Drive Automation In Autopilot
  • Figure 5: AutoProvisioning Process
  • Figure 6: Scale-Out Data Management In HeatWave
  • Figure 7: HeatWave V Snowflake

Companies Cited

  • GitHub
  • Oracle
Matthew Kimball
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Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.