Oracle, a leading cloud technology company, has partnered with Microsoft to announce the general availability of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. This new offering will provide Microsoft Azure users a familiar way to provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Following this partnership, users will be able to move their existing applications to Azure or create new ones, and then connect to managed Oracle Database services with high speed and high availability, like Autonomous Database running on OCI.

Multiple organizations have used the secure and private interconnections in 11 worldwide regions since 2019, when Oracle and Microsoft teamed up to develop the Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure. Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure is an extension of the partnership between Microsoft and Oracle that will further streamline the multicloud experience. Customers can now more easily combine workloads on Microsoft Azure with Oracle Database services on OCI, thanks to the Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, which expands on the fundamental features of the Oracle Interconnect for Azure.

Corey Sanders, corporate vice president, Microsoft Cloud for Industry and Global Expansion, commented, “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 its preferred partner deepens the relationship between our two companies and provides customers with the assurance of working with two industry leaders.”

The Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, as well as the underlying network interconnection, data egress, and data ingress between Azure and OCI, are free to use for customers. Customers will only be charged for the additional Azure or Oracle services they use, such as Oracle Autonomous Database or Azure Synapse.

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.”

 

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