Oracle and Microsoft team up on database service

Oracle has partnered with Microsoft to give Azure customers direct, streamlined access to Oracle databases on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure which is now readily available.

With this new offering, Microsoft Azure customers can easily provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with a familiar experience. Users can migrate or build new applications on Azure and then connect to high-performance and high-availability managed Oracle Database services such as Autonomous Database running on OCI.

Many joint customers, including AT&T, Marriott International, Veritas and SGS, want to choose the best services across cloud providers to optimize performance, scalability, and the ability to accelerate their business modernization efforts. The Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure builds upon the core capabilities of the Oracle Interconnect for Azure and enables customers to integrate workloads on Microsoft Azure with Oracle Database Services on OCI.

Users can connect their Azure subscriptions to their OCI tenancy with the service automatically configuring everything required to link the two cloud environments and federates Azure Active Directory identities, making it easy for Azure customers to use this service.

Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said: “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. There is no need for deep skills on either of our platforms or complex configurations – anyone can use the Azure Portal to harness the power of our two clouds together.”

Corey Sanders, corporate vice president, Microsoft Cloud for industry and global expansion, said: “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. Oracle’s decision to select Microsoft as it preferred partner deepens the relationship between our two companies and provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders.”