Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have partnered to create a first-of-its-kind, interconnected cloud experience. Now you can get a low-latency, high-throughput, private connection between two leading cloud providers, allowing you to use the best of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Microsoft Azure with seamless interoperability.

Set up a direct interconnection between Microsoft Azure and OCI (18:46)
Oracle Database@Azure on nyt saatavilla Microsoft Azuren Yhdysvallat, itäosa -alueella

Palvelu on saatavilla muilla alueilla vuonna 2024 alkaen seuraavista: Saksa, läntinen keskiosa, Yhdistynyt kuningaskunta, eteläosa, Australia, itäosa, Japani, itäosa, Kanada, keskiosa, Brasilia, eteläosa, Ranska, keskiosa, Yhdysvallat, keskiosa ja Yhdysvallat, eteläinen keskiosa. Siirrä Oracle-tietokannat pilveen parhaan suorituskyvyn ja käytettävyyden takaamiseksi käyttämällä Oracle Cloud Infrastructure -ympäristössä toimivia Oracle-tietokantapalveluja, jotka on otettu käyttöön Microsoft Azuressa.

Oracle and Microsoft have many mutual customers across all verticals. With the partnership and interconnect, joint customers can migrate their workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Microsoft Azure without the need for complex re-architecture or re-platforming.

Dave McCarthy Research Vice President, IDC

Why use Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Combine the capabilities of two leading cloud vendors

Innovate using the best combination of Oracle’s and Microsoft’s cloud services based on their features, performance, and pricing.

Use private, low-latency connectivity

Use a direct interconnection between OCI and Microsoft Azure that provides less than two miliseconds of latency for superior multicloud network performance.

Run Azure-based applications with high-speed Oracle databases

Maximize application performance by connecting directly to Oracle Autonomous Database, Exadata Database Service, and MySQL HeatWave environments in OCI.

Unify data management across clouds

Run applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite, on OCI with distributed data stores on OCI and Microsoft Azure.

Oracle Interconnect for Azure features

  • Cost-effective connectivity

    There are no additional charges for using Oracle Interconnect for Azure or moving data between OCI and Azure.


  • High throughput

    Integra LifeSciences uses the Interconnect to transfer terabytes of data nightly.


  • Collaborative support

    Raise issues with My Oracle Support. Both support organizations quickly engage to resolve issues.


  • Automation with Terraform

    Automate provisioning using resources from OCI Architecture Center and Microsoft Azure.

Oracle Cloud data center global distribution map, details below

Oracle data centers are distributed around the world.

Oracle data centers by Region
Region Current Regions Regions Coming soon Azure Interconnect
North America 13 0 4
South America 4 1 1
Europe 15 0 3
Middle East & Africa 5 3 1
Asia Pacific 9 1 3

Explore Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Technology integration

By using Oracle FastConnect and Azure ExpressRoute, customers can seamlessly build a private interconnection between their OCI and Microsoft Azure environments. The interconnect also enables joint customers to take advantage of a unified identity and access management platform that leads to cost savings. Cloud engineers can set up single sign-on (SSO) between Microsoft Azure and OCI for their Oracle applications, such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and E-Business Suite. Having a federated SSO makes the integration seamless and lets users authenticate only once to access multiple applications, without signing in separately to access each application.

  • About two milliseconds of round-trip latency for traffic between OCI and Microsoft Azure
  • Pricing based solely on port capacities for OCI FastConnect and Azure ExpressRoute Local Circuit

Application interoperability

With Oracle Interconnect for Azure, customers can access tested, validated, and supported deployments for packaged, cloud native, custom, and third-party applications to assist with ongoing innovation while leveraging current environments. The traffic between Azure and Oracle Cloud flows directly through the private physical connection with round-trip latency of about two milliseconds. Customers can further restrict the flow of traffic by using network security groups (NSGs) and security lists.

  • Deploy Oracle Autonomous Database on OCI and Microsoft Power BI on Microsoft Azure.
  • Deploy Oracle Exadata Database Service on OCI and Microsoft Azure front end.
  • Deploy MySQL Database Service with HeatWave on OCI and microservices-based applications on Microsoft Azure.
  • Deploy Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Database on OCI and connect it to a .Net application and Microsoft SQL Server on Microsoft Azure.

Collaborative support model

Oracle Interconnect for Azure offers a seamless issue resolution process that can be initiated through Microsoft or Oracle when an issue is encountered. For customers who have Oracle software licenses and support, Oracle delivers support directly to customers who are running Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. As additional services are launched because of this partnership, more details on the support model will be shared.

  • Raise issues with Oracle or Microsoft.
  • Joint resolution is offered by both cloud vendors.
  • Oracle support will request the customer’s permission to engage with Microsoft directly; a similar resolution model applies to Microsoft.

Networking use cases

Explore the Oracle Interconnect for Azure networking use cases to support multicloud connectivity. Microsoft and Oracle have copublished several solutions to assist multicloud customers using the interconnect and to enable network connectivity using validated patterns.

  • Extend the OCI-Azure interconnect using Azure Virtual WAN.
  • Enable Azure and OCI interconnectivity using ExpressRoute and region peering.
  • Enable the OCI-Azure interconnect and secure your traffic using a network virtual appliance (NVA).

Disaster recovery (DR)

To enable customers to deploy an effective DR architecture, Oracle is working toward providing more than one interconnect region in each geographic region, such as US East and US West in North America. Every interconnect circuit (ExpressRoute and FastConnect) comes with a redundant circuit on the same POP but a different physical router, providing high availability.

  • The cost of Azure ExpressRoute varies across regions. Oracle recommends using the Local setting, which has no separate ingress or egress charges.

Oracle Interconnect for Azure reference architectures

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INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING
MESTEC runs up to 600% faster with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Interconnect for Azure
Life Sciences
Integra LifeSciences increases performance by up to 140% with OCI-Azure multicloud deployment
High Technology
iAdvantage runs transactions 3X to 4X faster with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Interconnect for Azure
High Technology
Snap Vision helps retailers sell smarter with OCI, Kubernetes, and Oracle Interconnect for Azure
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Get started with Oracle Interconnect for Azure

Try 20+ Always Free cloud services, with a 30-day trial for even more

Oracle offers a Free Tier with no time limits on more than 20 services such as Compute, Storage, and Autonomous Database, as well as US$300 in free credits to try additional cloud services. Get the details and sign up for your free account today.

  • What’s included with Oracle Cloud Free Tier?

    • AMD and Arm Compute VMs
    • 200 GB total block storage
    • 10 GB object storage
    • 2 Autonomous Databases, 20 GB each
    • 10 TB outbound data transfer per month
    • 10+ more Always Free services
    • US$300 in free credits for 30 days for even more

Learn with a hands-on lab

The best way to learn is to try it yourself. Use our tutorials and hands-on labs with the Oracle Cloud Free Tier, your own Oracle Cloud tenancy, or for selected solutions in an Oracle-provided free lab environment.

  • Configuring Virtual Cloud Network Peering

    In this lab you will explore VCN peering by creating 2 compute instances and configuring routing.

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  • Configuring NAT Gateway for Private Compute Instance Workshop

    In this lab you will set up a highly scalable, secure, and fully managed NAT gateway in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

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  • Get Started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Core Services

    In this lab you will explore basic OCI services: networking, compute, storage and more.

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  • Configuring Private DNS

    In this lab you will learn how to set up Private DNS zones views and resolvers

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See how much you can save with OCI

Oracle Cloud pricing is simple, with consistent low pricing worldwide, supporting a wide range of use cases. To estimate your low rate, check out the cost estimator and configure the services to suit your needs.

Experience the difference

  • 1/4 the outbound bandwidth costs
  • 3X the compute price-performance
  • Same low price in every region
  • Low pricing without long term commitments

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