IANS | 17 Sep, 2023
Cloud major Oracle and tech giant Microsoft on Friday expanded their
partnership to announce Oracle Database@Azure, which gives customers
direct access to Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud
Infrastructure (OCI) and deployed in Microsoft Azure data centres.
Oracle Database@Azure, the companies will help customers accelerate
their migration to the cloud, so they can modernise their IT
environments and take advantage of Azure’s infrastructure, tooling, and
Oracle will operate and manage these OCI services
directly within Microsoft’s data centres globally, beginning with
regions in North America and Europe.
“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,
Oracle Database@Azure delivers all the performance,
scale, and workload availability advantages of Oracle Database on OCI
with the security, flexibility, and best-in-class services of Microsoft
Azure, including AI services like Azure OpenAI.
This combination provides customers with more flexibility regarding where they run their workloads.
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,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle Chairman and
By collocating Oracle Exadata hardware in Azure data centres,
customers will experience the best possible database and network
performance, he added.
The new service is designed to eliminate
customers’ biggest challenges in adopting multicloud architectures,
including disjointed management, siloed tools, and a complex purchasing
“The announcement displays how industry leaders Microsoft
and Oracle are putting their customers’ interests first and providing a
collaborative solution that enables organisations like Fidelity to
deliver best-in-class experiences for our customers and meet the
substantial compliance and regulatory requirements with minimal
downtime,” said Mihir Shah, enterprise head of data, Fidelity
Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone
added that the new offering enables them “to deliver innovative and
differentiated digital services faster and more cost effectively to our