Introducing Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure on July 20, 2022. Our customers now have their choice of cloud services for the best performance, scalability, and availability for their applications and databases.

Watch customer perspectives on Oracle Database Service for Azure (1:51)

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Batta and Rice overview video

Overview of the new Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure (14:34)

Oracle’s Karan Batta, vice president of product management and Kris Rice, vice president of software development, explore Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure and discuss its features.

Offering customers choice with Azure and OCI multicloud capabilities

With this new, fully managed service, Azure customers can easily provision, access, and operate enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in OCI with a familiar, Azure-like experience. Azure customers can seamlessly build Azure applications using the high performance, high availability, and automated management of Oracle Database services such as Autonomous Database running on OCI.

Now you can run mission-critical enterprise workloads across OCI and Microsoft Azure.

Watch Larry Ellison’s overview, a product demo, and customer stories

Larry Ellison announcement video

Announcing the new Oracle Database Service for Azure (6:27)

Larry Ellison, Oracle’s chairman and chief technology officer, discusses the collaboration offering with Microsoft.

Azure demo video

Demo—Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure (2:45)

See how Azure customers can easily connect clouds and provision enterprise-grade Oracle Database services in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with a familiar, Azure-like experience, as well as view logs and analytics in Azure.

FedEx customer video

FedEx uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Azure to improve data accessibility and analytics (1:35)

The logistics leader FedEx uses Oracle Database Service for Azure to improve access to data for analytics workloads in Azure. The video features Rob Carter, executive vice president of FedEx Corporation.

AT&T customer video

AT&T runs high-scale Oracle Databases in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and applications in Azure (1:29)

With Oracle Database Service for Azure, the telecommunications leader can modernize thousands of databases and connect them to Azure applications. AT&T’s chief technology officer, Jeremy Legg, is featured.

Marriott customer video

Marriott scales IT with multicloud architectures on OCI and Azure (1:35)

The global hotel and resort operator can scale without constraint and respond better to demand fluctuations with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Azure. Naveen Manga, chief technology officer at Marriott International, is the speaker on this video.

GE customer video

GE speeds up innovation with Oracle and Microsoft clouds (1:29)

The engineering innovator can use Oracle Database Service for Azure to improve flexibility, reduce costs, and invent new solutions. This video features Angelica Tritzo, chief information officer at GE Renewable Energy.

SGS customer video

SGS simplifies cloud migration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Microsoft Azure (1:22)

The global leader in testing, inspection, and certification across industries combines the best of Oracle Database with Azure. David Plaza, group chief information officer at SGS, is the speaker.

Network Rail customer video

Network Rail accelerates their cloud journey with Oracle Database for Azure (1:48)

Britain's railway provider gains a seamless multicloud experience using mission-critical Oracle Exadata Database Service with Azure. The video features Simon Goodman, chief information officer at Network Rail.

“The OCI-Azure cloud collaboration shows the industry how multicloud should be done. Azure users can access all their services available on both Azure and OCI using one familiar interface. They just have to connect their favorite Azure app with their Oracle Database of choice—including Autonomous Database. This represents just the beginning of what can be achieved with a seamless multicloud strategy.”

R “Ray” Wang Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

“Oracle Database Service for Azure dispels many of the myths associated with multicloud—from high latency to requiring multi-disciplined teams and exorbitant data transfer fees. Instead, it provides an intuitive Azure interface to provision and manage Oracle databases on OCI with 1.5 millisecond latency—which is faster than node-to-node communication within some other public clouds. This is a unique solution that every enterprise that uses Microsoft Azure and Oracle databases—and that’s almost every one—should seriously consider.”

Holger Mueller Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

“Oracle Database Service for Azure is exactly what people have envisioned for how ‘multicloud’ was supposed to work from the beginning. Instead of just treating all clouds as the lowest common denominator, it should offer the best native services from each cloud working together seamlessly. Oracle and Microsoft have collaborated to provide an easy-to-use unified interface across Azure apps and OCI databases with high-speed interconnects. This announcement is a big step in the right direction. Some people will inevitably refer to this OCI-Azure service as ‘Multicloud 2.0.’ I would rather say that multicloud is finally out of beta and ready to unlock its full potential.”

Alexei Balaganski Lead Analyst and Chief Technology Officer, KuppingerCole

“Multicloud takes on a whole new meaning with the launch of the Oracle Database Service for Azure. 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/Oracle customers to apply the benefits of the latest in Oracle Database technology to their Azure workloads. This combinative 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.”

Carl Olofson Research Vice President, Data Management Software, IDC

“This announcement changes the dynamics for all cloud service providers. It puts Oracle and Microsoft in a pivotal position to address the compelling narrative of a true multicloud engagement. While other cloud providers are spending cycles focusing on why their cloud is the only answer, Oracle and Microsoft are putting the needs of the customer first—something which other cloud providers are struggling to respond to. The cloud landscape will never be the same again.”

Ron Westfall Senior Analyst and Research Director, Futurum Research