Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) provides a comprehensive set of services to simplify multicloud deployment, including the network, database, data mesh, integration, security, observability, and management. Among its capabilities, Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure provides organizations with a simple path to a multicloud environment.
Explore why 451 Research states that OCI’s multicloud solutions “can reduce the friction and cost of operating such diverse environments.”
Carl Olofson, lead IDC database analyst, provides an analysis of Oracle’s multicloud strategy and concludes that “Oracle and Microsoft have provided a solution that is intended to offer enterprises a way to achieve multicloud freedom.”
“Our proposal is to take the customer’s experience to a new level with more efficiency and agility—and always with the highest levels of security.”
CEO, TIM Brasil
“As a customer, we reap significant benefits from this level of cooperation between Oracle and Microsoft.”
Senior Director of Infrastructure and Operations, Integra LifeSciences
“Our business stakeholders are coming up to us saying that their queries are coming up faster. Overall, we would estimate a 20%–30% improvement in performance.”
Senior Director, Enterprise Applications, Murad
With Oracle Autonomous Database and the Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure Interconnect, MESTEC cut its labor and infrastructure costs in half compared to its on-premises environment, and workloads run up to 600% faster with half as many CPUs.
“We’ve connected an Azure Kubernetes cluster to our Oracle RAC database in Oracle Cloud and the 2 ms latency is even less than we experienced with our previous hosting provider.”
CEO, Soho Media Solutions
Tanium, the provider of endpoint management and security built for the world’s most-demanding IT environments, has turned to OCI as part of its multicloud approach to deliver its flagship SaaS platform, Tanium as a Service (TaaS).
"Oracle is already present on other cloud platforms, has a strategic relationship with Microsoft Azure to support the running of applications in Azure with Oracle Database instances running in OCI, and may be able to offer the best method of realizing a customer's multicloud strategy."
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Oracle Database Service for Azure is an Oracle-managed multicloud service that enables customers to easily setup and use high-performance, scalable Oracle databases running on OCI for their Azure applications. Azure customers can easily deploy Oracle Database running on OCI through the Oracle Database Service for Azure portal using a streamlined experience for establishing low latency OCI-Azure connectivity, virtual networks, and federated identity management. Database logs and metrics from OCI integrate into Azure to simplify monitoring and management. Customers can initiate support requests for the environment through either Microsoft or Oracle.
Using Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure Interconnect allows customers to migrate workloads to the cloud or build new applications that leverage the best of OCI and Azure. Customers can quickly migrate on-premises applications, leverage a broader range of tools, and integrate their OCI and Azure implementations as a single, unified enterprise cloud solution.
Customers can also move interdependent enterprise applications to the cloud, deploy custom and packaged applications across OCI and Azure, and develop cloud native applications in both cloud environments. Most importantly, customers can migrate on-premises applications to the cloud while preserving application architectures, taking advantage of high-performance Oracle Autonomous Database and Exadata Database optimizations and maintaining interoperability across deployments.
Pricing for the Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure Interconnect is based solely on the capacity of the ports provisioned on OCI FastConnect and Azure ExpressRoute Local Circuit. There are no additional charges for inbound or outbound bandwidth consumed.
The interconnect provides an innovative value proposition for customers of Oracle and Microsoft technologies. The solution enables customers to get the best of both worlds by running workloads on both Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Microsoft Azure.
Chief Analyst, Omdia
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integration services connect any application and data source to automate and manage end-to-end processes across clouds and on-premises environments. Digital-first engagement with customers and employees has highlighted the challenges of fragmented integration approaches for quickly implementing, changing, and upgrading your business systems.
According to a McKinsey survey, C-level executives and senior managers are three times likelier now than before the pandemic to say that at least 80 percent of their customer interactions are digital in nature.1 But in related McKinsey research, just 16 percent of executives say their company’s digital transformations are succeeding.2 These studies show the importance of having a modern, multicloud integration platform to improve customer and employee experiences while accelerating digital transformation.
Read the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service and 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Data Integration Tools reports to understand key selection criteria for your enterprise integration solution.
1. McKinsey & Company, “How COVID-19 has pushed companies over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever,” October 2020.
2. McKinsey & Company, “Welcome to the Digital Factory: The answer to how to scale your digital transformation,” May 2020.
We went from a situation where we basically couldn’t have done it to three months later, we fully automated the process flow.
Head of Enterprise Architecture, Skanska
Oracle Cloud Observability and Management Platform provides integrated cloud capabilities to monitor and manage multicloud and on-premises environments.
A persistent problem in a multicloud environment is how to detect, diagnose, and remediate issues before users are impacted. Traditional monitoring tools aren’t equipped to address these challenges.
According to an IDC survey, 77%1 of the IT and LOB decision makers recently polled worldwide indicate they somewhat or strongly agree that comprehensive end-user visibility and observability analytics are critical to optimizing digital infrastructures.
Read this ESG Analyst Validation Report – Oracle Cloud Observability and Management Report to understand key selection criteria for your observability solution.
1. IDC, “Worldwide Survey Shows Broad Agreement That End-User Visibility and Observability Analytics Are Critical for Optimizing Digital Infrastructure Operations,” Doc # US48405721, November 2021.
With the release of the new Observability and Management solution, Oracle delivers another industry first. This end-to-end approach for on-premises and multicloud management not only clearly benefits customers but also provides an open platform for partners to plug in their offerings. The integrations with Grafana, PagerDuty, and Slack and support for standards from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation such as CloudEvents and OpenTracing demonstrate Oracle’s commitment to interoperability.
Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Exadata Database services provide the high performance, scalability, and availability that enterprise applications running in multicloud environments need. Accessing Oracle database services from applications running on Microsoft Azure, AWS, and other public or private clouds allows organizations to gain the benefits of industry-leading Exadata performance for transaction processing, analytics, and mixed workloads.
Autonomous Database helps organizations simplify data management and reduce costs with automatic monitoring, tuning, scaling, patching, data protection, and security. Built-in database lifecycle automation eliminates manual management tasks and helps increase developer productivity.
More than fifty FastConnect partners—including Equinix, Megaport, AT&T Business, BT, and Verizon—allow customers to deploy multicloud environments anywhere they’re needed.
For CxOs making decisions regarding their next-generation computing platform, Oracle brings a lot to the table. With the highest identicality of cloud and on-premises products available, Oracle makes it easy to transfer workloads from on-premises environments to the cloud and vice versa.
Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
MySQL HeatWave lets organizations run OLTP and OLAP workloads directly from their MySQL Database, eliminating the need for complex, time-consuming, and expensive data movement and integration with separate analytics databases. Its massively parallel, high-performance, in-memory query accelerator improves performance by orders of magnitude for analytics and mixed workloads. MySQL HeatWave is 6.5X faster than Amazon Redshift at half the cost, 7X faster than Snowflake at one-fifth the cost, and 1,400X faster than Amazon Aurora at half the cost.
Organizations running applications in multicloud environments can take advantage of MySQL HeatWave’s high performance, cost savings, and integrated capabilities by accessing it directly via the Oracle Interconnect for Azure or OCI FastConnect services.
MySQL HeatWave is also available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). MySQL HeatWave combines OLTP, analytics, and machine learning–based automation within a single MySQL Database. AWS users can run transaction processing, analytics, and machine learning workloads in one service, without requiring time-consuming ETL duplication between separate databases, such as Amazon Aurora for transaction processing, Amazon Redshift or Snowflake on AWS for analytics, and SageMaker for machine learning.
Oracle’s continued innovation in machine learning techniques with MySQL HeatWave Autopilot is proceeding at an unprecedented rate. This announcement alone includes auto thread pooling, auto shape prediction, richer ML models for Autopilot, and the integration of Autopilot with a new interactive console. These innovations are pushing the boundaries of ML-based automation and placing MySQL HeatWave at the forefront of cloud database services in providing workload-aware automation. Plus, with significant enhancements for OLTP processing—higher throughput, differentiated security features—MySQL HeatWave on AWS is a very compelling solution not just for analytics but also for OLTP and mixed workloads, as may be seen in publicly available benchmarks.
Research Vice President, Data Management Software, IDC
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