Oracle and Microsoft are expanding their partnership to deliver Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), colocated in Microsoft data centers. Azure customers will be able to procure, deploy, and use Oracle database services running on OCI within the native Azure portal and APIs, giving them an OCI-in-Azure-like experience. Here are some of the key benefits of Oracle Database@Azure.
Oracle Exadata Database Service will be the first available product in this offering. We expect this portfolio to grow rapidly with additional products.
Migrating to this offering is similar to migrating to OCI as the database service is running on OCI. Oracle provides proven database migration strategies, including automated migration solutions such as Oracle Zero Downtime Migration and powerful tools such as Oracle Data Guard and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate..
Oracle Database@Azure previews will be available in early 2024 in regions in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, with plans to expand globally. Customers interested in the preview can contact their respective Microsoft or Oracle account teams.
Yes. Please contact your partner service provider or Oracle Sales for more information.
If you’re interested in becoming a partner service provider or would like to learn more, you can find the latest and developing information on our website or contact your Oracle representative.
Yes. You can use existing Oracle Database licenses, including unlimited license agreements (ULAs) and Bring Your Own License (BYOL).
Yes. Using Oracle Database@Azure will accrue the same Oracle Support Rewards as using OCI directly.
Yes. You can use your Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) for Oracle Database@Azure. See Track your Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment for more information.
Oracle and Microsoft have developed a joint support model to ensure rapid response and resolution for mission-critical workloads. Customers can reach out to either Microsoft or Oracle support teams.
Oracle and Microsoft have partnered to provide you with a well-integrated Azure experience for deploying, managing, and using Oracle Database instances in Azure. For most day-to-day operations, you’ll be able to use native Azure tooling.
Oracle Database@Azure will be made available in multiple public Azure regions within a geography (for example, the US or Europe). Azure customers can use Oracle Data Guard to ensure data protection and disaster recovery.
Customers will have access to Oracle Real Application Clusters. Oracle Database@Azure will also be deployed in multiple availability zones (AZ) within an Azure region to help meet high availability (HA) needs.