Major cloud providers, Oracle and Microsoft, are extending their partnership with the addition of Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure. The service is aimed at enabling customers to migrate or build new applications on Azure and then connect to Oracle Database services such as Autonomous Database running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
The partnership started in 2019 when the companies partnered to deliver the Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure. The new service enables Microsoft Azure customers to provision, access, and monitor enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in OCI.
With cloud services becoming one of the most essential elements of digitalization, companies try to simplify their use to broaden their scope. The two companies’ customers now have the option to choose the best services across cloud providers so they can optimize performance, scalability, and the ability to accelerate their business modernization efforts.
The Oracle-managed Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure builds upon the core capabilities of the Oracle Interconnect for Azure and enables customers to more easily integrate workloads on Microsoft Azure with Oracle Database services on OCI.
“Customers are not charged for using the Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure or for the underlying network interconnection, data egress, or data ingress between Azure and OCI,” Oracle said in a media release. “Customers will pay only for the other Azure or Oracle services they consume, such as Azure Synapse or Oracle Autonomous Database.”
The integration allows customers to easily connect their Azure subscriptions to their OCI tenancy. The service automatically configures everything required to link the two cloud environments and combine them with Azure Active Directory identities. It also provides a familiar dashboard for Oracle Database Services on OCI using Azure terminology and monitoring with Azure Application Insights.