Such unforeseen failures provide a textbook argument for smarter systems management software, whose machine learning technology and ability to process huge amounts of data can identify and resolve system problems before they adversely affect a company’s revenue and reputation.

Moe Fardoost, a senior director of product marketing for Oracle Management Cloud, says it’s a natural progression for the company to be adding its machine learning and data processing expertise to its systems management offerings, after decades of gleaning insights and advising customers.

“We are a data company: We mine data, we store data, we help our customers analyze their data, we know how to deal with data, and data is—ultimately—intelligence,” Fardoost says.

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Machine learning is a perfect partnership between that data, the computer, and the human coder.

Programmers write algorithms that allow the computer to learn as it processes data that describe routine operations.

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