Oracle and Microsoft have announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. The new offering will enable Microsoft Azure customers to easily provision, access and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with a familiar experience.
According to Microsoft, users can migrate or build new applications on Azure and then connect to high-performance, managed Oracle Database services.
“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, 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.”
The two firms have extended their collaboration to simplify the multi-cloud experience. The new service builds on the capabilities of the Oracle Interconnect for Azure, enabling customers to more easily integrate workloads on Microsoft Azure. The service automatically links the two cloud environments and federates Azure Active Directory identities, making it easy for Azure customers to use the service.
“There’s a well-known myth that you can’t run real applications across two clouds,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “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. 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.”