The visibility tool is part of Oracle’s Internet Intelligence initiative, which provides insight and analysis on the state of global internet infrastructure and uses technology Oracle acquired after purchasing Dyn, a cloud-based domain name service (DNS) provider in 2016.
The Internet Intelligence Map shows country-level connectivity statistics based on traceroutes, BGP, and DNS query volumes on a single dashboard.
“The internet has now become a big part of all of our corporate networks,” said Kyle York, vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the general manager for Oracle’s Dyn global business unit. “But when things happen, when websites are unavailable or your web experience seems to be slow, it tends to be a game of who’s on first, what’s the problem. We have been collecting over 220 billion data points per day across the internet — all carriers, locations, multiple types of internet traffic. We use that data to improve our own networks and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Now we’re democratizing these data sets and putting them out in the public for free.
Of course, in addition to the Internet Intelligence Map, Oracle also sells other more advanced visibility tools and services. And because all of these data sets feed into Oracle’s Cloud, the company is positioning its internet intelligence capabilities as a reason why enterprises should jump ship at Amazon Web Services and post on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
“The data sets and the availability are a differentiator for Oracle Cloud holistically — it’s built into the Oracle Cloud,” York said. “But because we’re entirely focused as an enterprise technology player, we’re able to pass along the data sets and capabilities to our customers.”
Last month Oracle reached a deal to acquire DataScience.com and its cloud workspace platform, which will also be added to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to boost its machine learning skills. This will give customers access to the data science platform capabilities alongside Oracle’s public cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products.