Shaping the future of

Oracle Labs is a research and development organization within Oracle. Our research is focused on real-world outcomes: our researchers aim to develop technologies that will play a significant role in the evolution of technology and society.

Research Publications

Current Projects

Oracle Labs News

HeatWave: In-memory analytics accelerator for MySQL

HeatWave: In-memory analytics accelerator for MySQL

Project RAPID, developed by Oracle Labs, is now available as HeatWave in the MySQL Database Service. HeatWave accelerates performance by up to 400x for analytics workloads like TPC-H and makes it possible to run analytics on MySQL data without the need for ETL.

Success Stories


HeatWave is a cloud native service which is exclusively available in Oracle cloud Infrastructure and provides compelling performance and cost for analytic workloads. Organizations using MySQL database for managing their enterprise data can now run analytic queries with HeatWave with significantly better performance, lower cost, not requiring ETL and support for real- time analytics in contrast to other database services like RDS, Google Big Query, Snowflake, Aurora and Redshift.

The service can be deployed in a cloud only or in a hybrid environment, and it simplifies management for both transactional and analytic applications.

Learn More