Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure is now generally available. Clients of Microsoft Azure may now quickly provision, access, and monitor Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with a familiar user interface thanks to this new offering. The Autonomous Database running on OCI is one example of a “high-performance and high-availability” managed Oracle Database service that users can connect to by migrating or developing new applications on Azure cloud.
Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure is an extension of the partnership between Microsoft and Oracle that would further streamline the multicloud experience. Numerous joint customers, including some of the biggest companies in the world like AT&T, Marriott International, Veritas, and SGS, want to select the top cloud services from different providers to maximize performance, scalability, and the capacity to quicken their business modernization initiatives.
“Multicloud takes on a whole new meaning with the launch of the Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure,” said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, Data Management Software, IDC. “This service, designed to provide intuitive, simple access to the Exadata Database Service and Autonomous Database to Azure users in a transparent manner, responds to the critical need of Azure and Oracle customers to apply the benefits of the latest in Oracle Database technology to their Azure workloads. This combined and interactive connection of services across public clouds sets the stage for what a multicloud experience should be, and is a bold statement about where the future of cloud is heading. It should deliver huge benefits for customers, developers, and the cloud services landscape overall.”
Customers can 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. Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure, and data egress or ingress when moving data between OCI and Azure are all free to use.
Clients will only be charged for the additional Azure or Oracle services they use, such as Oracle Autonomous Database or Azure Synapse.
“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,” said Corey Sanders, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Cloud for Industry and Global Expansion. “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.”
“There’s a well-known myth that you can’t run real applications across two clouds,” said Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “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.”
Azure Combined with an Oracle Managed Service
Users may link their Azure subscriptions to their OCI tenancy in just a few clicks with the new Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. The service would make it simple for Azure users to use the service by federating Azure Active Directory identities and automatically configuring everything needed to connect the two cloud environments. Additionally, it would offer a recognizable dashboard for Oracle Database Services on OCI utilizing Azure nomenclature and Azure Application Insights monitoring.
“Many of our mission-critical workloads are running Oracle databases on-premises at massive scale,” said Jeremy Legg, CTO at AT&T. “As we move these workloads to the cloud, Oracle Database Service for Azure enables us to modernize these Oracle databases to services such as Autonomous Database in OCI while leveraging Microsoft Azure for the application tier.”
“Multicloud architectures enable us to choose the best cloud provider for each workload based on capabilities, performance, and price,” said Naveen Manga, CTO at Marriott International. “The OCI and Azure partnership integrates the capabilities of two major cloud providers, including the Oracle Database services in OCI and Azure’s application development capabilities.”