Microsoft has become the only separate hyperscale cloud provider to offer Oracle’s database services, with Oracle Database@Azure now generally available in the Azure East USA regions.
The new offering from Microsoft and Oracle was announced in September and delivers Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) within Microsoft Azure data centres. This provides joint customers with the flexibility to run their workloads in OCI and still have access to Microsoft Cloud services.
“The Microsoft and Oracle partnership is focused on giving customers choice and removing the hurdles faced when migrating mission-critical workloads to the public cloud where they can access the rich set of technology needed to accelerate innovation and compete more effectively,” said Brett Tanzer, vice president of product management at Microsoft, and Ravi Turlapati, head of strategic products and growth at OCI, in a Microsoft blog post.
“Many customers have shown strong interest in the product, and the Oracle and Microsoft product teams are working diligently to expand the availability of more regions in 2024, beginning with Germany Central, Australia East, France Central, Canada Central, Brazil South, Japan East, UK South, Central US, and South Central US.”
Oracle Database@Azure aims to provide a range of customer benefits including optimised performance and latency, streamlined migration, application modernisation, improved access to data insights and more.
“We are thrilled to offer Oracle Database@Azure as an exciting new option to run Oracle database services in Azure alongside your non-Oracle workloads, and use Azure cloud services to operate, manage and innovate across them all,” said Tanzer and Turlapati.