Microsoft links Azure with Oracle Cloud

June 5 2019

Microsoft and Oracle announced a new partnership to make workloads interoperable between Azure and Oracle Cloud. Customers will have the opportunity to connect services like AI and Analytics in Azure to Oracle systems like its Autonomous Database.

Customers will have access to unified single sign-on, automated user provisioning and resource management options spanning both clouds. Notably, Azure Active Directory now works with Oracle Cloud for identity management. Oracle apps will be certified to run on Azure and Oracle Database will continue to run on Oracle Linux and Windows Server.

The network and identity-based interoperability is intended to streamline migrations. The partnership creates new scenarios and potential use cases. For instance, customers could run Oracle JD Edwards and E-Business Suite against Autonomous Database on Oracle Exadata infrastructure.

"Oracle has a wide range of offerings, but most customers aren't looking to host their entire workloads on the Oracle cloud," said Sean Roberts, general manager of the public cloud center of excellence at Ensono. This becomes a problem for any customers looking to move to a public cloud because Oracle's licensing blocked them from using other vendors.

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