Microsoft and Oracle have unveiled their strategic partnership to deliver Oracle Database Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. This collaboration aimed to reshape the landscape of cloud computing and bring forth the “Oracle Database@AZure”. This strategic expansion of their partnership is an amazing initiative that offers customers direct access to Oracle’s robust database services hosted on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) within Microsoft Azure.
This joint venture is if these two tech giants combine the capabilities of Oracle Database on OCI with the flexibility, security, and up-to-the-mark services of Microsoft Azure including the AI services like AZure OpenAI.
As a result, they will come up with solutions that will empower customers with the freedom to choose where they want to deploy their workload while streamlining the cloud procurement and management experience across Database and Azure services.
This collaboration might enable businesses to modernize their IT environments and leverage Azure’s infrastructure, toolsets, and services effectively. At the same time, there will be some advantages for customers like
- Customers may gain increased flexibility while migrating their Oracle database to the cloud.
- Oracle Database@Azure will ensure top-tier database performance, scalability, availability, and cost-effectiveness that is at par with industry standards.
- As the partnership integrates Azures’ AI services, it will empower organizations to create cloud-native applications utilizing OCI and Azure technologies.
“We have a real opportunity to help organizations bring their mission-critical applications to the cloud so they can transform every part of their business with this next generation of AI. Our expanded partnership with Oracle will make Microsoft Azure the only other cloud provider to run Oracle’s database services and help our customers unlock a new wave of cloud-powered innovation,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, of Microsoft.
“Most customers already use multiple clouds. Microsoft and Oracle have been working together to make it easy for those customers to seamlessly connect Azure Services with the very latest Oracle Database technology. By collocating Oracle Exadata hardware in Azure data centers, customers will experience the best possible database and network performance. We are proud to partner with Microsoft to deliver this best-in-class capability to customers,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman, and CTO.
The introduction of Oracle Database@Azure signifies a shared commitment by Oracle and Microsoft to accelerate customers’ cloud migration journeys. It delivers a fully integrated experience for deploying and utilizing Oracle database instances within Azure. It simplifies the adoption of multi-cloud architectures and addresses challenges such as disjointed management, disparate tools, and complex purchasing processes.
As part of this partnership customers also have the option to deploy their AZure services alongside fully managed Oracle Database services that encompass support for Oracle Exadata Database services, Oracle Autonomous Database services, and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC).