Microsoft and Oracle announced on July 20th, 2022 that Oracle Database Service will be available for Microsoft Azure. With this new offering, Microsoft Azure users will have a simpler way to provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Azure users will be able to migrate or build new applications on Azure and then connect to the high-performance, high-availability, managed Oracle Database services such as Autonomous Database running on OCI.
The new service will also significantly help companies avoid the common ingress and egress involved in moving data between various workloads.
“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. “
The Same Experience with an added Oracle Managed Service - at No Cost
This new service aims to make it more intuitive for Azure users to access the Exadata Database Service and Autonomous Database. It is meant to address the serious need of Azure and Oracle customers to apply the advantages of the latest in Oracle Database technology to their Azure workloads.
Users should be able to connect their Azure subscriptions to their OCI tenancy in just a few clicks. The service will automatically configure what’s required to link the two cloud environments and federate Azure Active Directory identities. This will make it easy for Azure customers to use the service. Furthermore, it will provide a familiar dashboard of Oracle Database Services on OCI using Azure terminology and monitoring with Azure Application Insights.
According to Oracle, customers will not be charged for using the new service or the underlying network interconnection, data egress, or data ingress between Azure and OCI. However, users will pay for other Azure or Oracle services they utilize, like Azure Synapse and Oracle Autonomous Database.
How to Activate the Oracle Database Service
To set up your Oracle Database Service for Azure, visit the Oracle multicloud sign-up page. Note that the service is primarily limited to 11 locations where Oracle and Microsoft’s data centers are located near one another.
“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,” stated Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
This step from Microsoft and Oracle illustrates the true potential of the multicloud and is without-a-doubt a substantial proof that both companies are rapidly shaping the future of the cloud.
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