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Oracle Database@Azure FAQ

General product information

What is Oracle Database@Azure?

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.

  • Run your workloads where you choose with fully managed Oracle database services running on OCI but inside Azure. Experience the highest level of Oracle Database performance, scale, and availability, as well as feature and pricing parity.
  • Migrate, modernize, and innovate with Oracle and Azure services using Oracle database services and Azure resources such as Azure Compute and Azure Kubernetes, with familiar application development tools and frameworks supported by Azure.
  • Simplify purchasing and operations. Purchase through the Azure Marketplace and use your Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC). Monitor and troubleshoot with Oracle Database service logs, metrics, and events available directly in Azure.

Which Oracle products will be available?

Oracle Exadata Database Service will be the first available product in this offering. We expect this portfolio to grow rapidly with additional products.

What are the commercial benefits for customers when they use Oracle Database@Azure?

  • Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC): The purchase of Oracle Database@Azure will contribute toward a customer’s MACC.
  • Oracle Support Rewards: Existing Oracle customers with on-premises licenses will be eligible for Oracle Support Rewards.
  • Custom contract terms: Azure and Oracle customers can work with Oracle Sales to negotiate commercial terms.
  • Leverage existing Oracle licenses: Existing Oracle customers can use unlimited license agreements (ULAs) or Oracle Bring Your Own License (BYOL) to purchase Oracle Database@Azure, just like they can with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

How do I migrate to Oracle Database@Azure?

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..

Where can I use the service?

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.

Can I work with my trusted partner service provider for Oracle Database@Azure?

Yes. Please contact your partner service provider or Oracle Sales for more information.

As an Oracle services partner, where can I learn more about Oracle Database@Azure?

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.

Billing and economics

Can I use my existing Oracle Database license(s) with Oracle Database@Azure?

Yes. You can use existing Oracle Database licenses, including unlimited license agreements (ULAs) and Bring Your Own License (BYOL).

Can Oracle Database@Azure customers make use of Oracle Support Rewards?

Yes. Using Oracle Database@Azure will accrue the same Oracle Support Rewards as using OCI directly.

Will the purchase of Oracle Database@Azure contribute toward my MACC?

Yes. You can use your Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) for Oracle Database@Azure. See Track your Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment for more information.

Operations, support, and security

What is the support model for Oracle Database@Azure?

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.

How do I manage my Oracle Database(s) on Oracle Database@Azure?

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.

How can I achieve disaster recovery (DR) for Oracle Database@Azure?

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.

Can I use Azure availability zones with Oracle Database@Azure?

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.