The Oracle Internet Intelligence Map, launched yesterday, is designed to enable users to see how natural disasters such as hurricanes and other interruptions are impacting online availability.

The map is the latest feature of the Oracle Internet Intelligence initiative, which is designed to analyze the global internet infrastructure. The map is the result of more than a decade of the company’s research on internet functionality.

Among the information, the map displays are country-level connectivity statistics based on traceroutes, BGP, and DNS query volumes. All are displayed on a single dashboard, enabling users to check the impact of an issue on worldwide internet connectivity.

Oracle Internet Intelligence Map
“The internet is the world’s most important network, yet it is incredibly volatile. Disruptions on the internet can affect companies, governments, and network operators in profound ways,” said Kyle York, vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the general manager for Oracle’s Dyn Global Business Unit, in a prepared statement. “As a result, all of these stakeholders need better visibility into the health of the global internet. With this offering, we are delivering on our commitment to making it a better, more stable experience for all who rely on it.”

Oracle Internet Intelligence Map (PRNewsfoto/Oracle)

“It’s important to have a global view of the internet in order to understand how external events prevent users from reaching your web-based applications and services. It is only when you have this insight that you can work around those issues to improve availability and performance,” said Jim Davis, founder and principal analyst of Edge Research Group, in a prepared statement.