Microsoft and Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service on Microsoft Azure, connecting two enterprise-class services.
Microsoft and Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service on Microsoft Azure, providing Azure customers with a new enterprise-grade database offering.
The collaboration follows on from the launch of Oracle Interconnect on Microsoft Azure in 2019, which was one of the first major partnerships between the two in the cloud age.
As many organizations are multi-cloud, it makes sense to have these cloud platforms be as synergetic as possible, to optimize performance, scalability, and business acceleration.
“There’s a well-known myth that you can’t run real applications across two clouds. We can now dispel that myth as we give Oracle and Microsoft customers the ability to easily test and demonstrate the value of combining Oracle databases with Azure applications,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “There is no need for deep skills on both of our platforms or complex configurations—anyone can use the Azure Portal to get the power of our two clouds together.”
Several large-scale organizations use both Oracle cloud and Microsoft Azure, with AT&T, Marriott International, and Veritas all sounding their approval of the new integration.
“Microsoft and Oracle have a long history of working together to support the needs of our joint customers, and this partnership is an example of how we offer customer choice and flexibility as they digitally transform with cloud technology,” said Corey Sanders, corporate vice president of Microsoft Cloud for Industry and Global Expansion. “Oracle’s decision to select Microsoft as its preferred partner deepens the relationship between our two companies and provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders.”
It should be noted that customers which utilize Oracle Database Service on Microsoft Azure will not have to pay for the integration, nor when using Interconnect or any other data movement between the two platforms.