New compute instances based on AMD's "designed for the cloud" Epyc CPUs provide more cores, more I/O, and more memory bandwidth.
The new instances provide the best ever price per core, according to senior vice-president for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Clay Magouyrk.
Oracle has already certified EBS, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel applications on Epyc.
The company also announced a new HPC (high performance computing) 'shape' that he said is four times more scalable and 87% cheaper than the AWS equivalent.
The writer attended Oracle Open World as a guest of the company.