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 Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure is available
August 19, 2022

Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure is available

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Oracle and Microsoft have partnered to give Azure customers directly, simplified access to Oracle databases in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Oracle and Microsoft have announced the general availability of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure.

This gives Microsoft Azure customers an easy and familiar way to create, access, and manage enterprise-class Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Microsoft and Oracle have further expanded their existing collaboration to simplify the cross-cloud user experience with Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. The Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure builds on Oracle Interconnect for Azure and enables customers to more easily integrate their solutions on Microsoft Azure with Oracle Database services through OCI. Customers do not have to pay a fee to use Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, or connect Azure to the OCI network, or exit and enter data. Customers only pay for other Azure or Oracle services they use, such as Azure Synapse or Oracle Autonomous Database.

“Microsoft and Oracle have a long history of working together to support the needs of our mutual customers, and this partnership is a great example of how we are offering choice and flexibility to our customers as they digitally transform with cloud technology. Oracle’s decision to choose Microsoft as a preferred partner deepens the relationship between the two companies and ensures customers have the opportunity to work with two industry leaders,” said Corey Sanders, vice president of industry solutions and global expansion at Microsoft.

“It’s a well-known myth that you can’t run real applications in two clouds. Now we can dispel that myth by enabling Oracle and Microsoft customers to easily test and demonstrate the value of combining Oracle databases with Azure applications. No in-depth knowledge of either platform is required, nor complex configurations – anyone can use the Azure portal to leverage the combined power of the two clouds,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

“Multicloud takes on a whole new meaning with the introduction of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. This service, designed to provide Azure users with transparent, intuitive, and easy access to Exadata database services and standalone databases, addresses the critical need for Azure and Oracle customers to leverage the latest Oracle database technology in their Azure services. This combined and interactive interconnection of services across public clouds lays the foundation for a multi-cloud experience and provides a bold guideline for where the future of the cloud is headed. It could have huge benefits for customers, developers, and cloud services as a whole,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, data management software, IDC.

With the new Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, users can link their Azure subscription to their OCI contract with just a few clicks. The service automatically configures everything needed to connect the two cloud environments and links Azure Active Directory IDs, making it easy for Azure customers to use the service. The service also provides a familiar interface to Oracle Database Services on OCI using Azure terminology and Azure Application Insights.

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