After its partnership with tech giants like Sony, Adobe, etc., Microsoft recently partnered with Oracle, making their cloud computing accessible for both of its users. This news completely shook the tech world, as it is said that this move is clearly targeting Amazon’s AWS. Thanks to this decision, their users can now migrate across both cloud platforms and connect their services such as Azure’s Analytics & AI with Oracle’s Autonomous Database.
It is no doubt that both of these clouds will be able to deliver highly optimized user experience as all the cloud services that users need to run their business will be available at one of these clouds.
In a recent interview, Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) said “The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for sales, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain, and manufacturing, plus highly automated and secure Generation 2 infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle and Microsoft have served enterprise customer needs for decades. With this partnership, our joint customers can migrate their entire set of existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect anything, preserving the large investments they have already made.”
Benefits to Expect from Microsoft and Oracle Cloud Partnership
Users are still confused about what benefits will they get from this partnership. If you are also one of them, here is a precise overview of the major benefits that both of these cloud platforms will be offering:
Seamless Connectivity Between Both Clouds
Both Oracle and Microsoft have their own dedicated networks through which businesses connect to their cloud platforms. Azure’s ExpressRoute and Oracle’s FastConnect are dependent on a set of partners for network switching and connectivity. Now, because of this partnership, Oracle has become one of the services providers for Azure’s ExpressRoute, which eventually enables direct connectivity between both of them.
Thanks to the comprehensible licensing models set up by both the parties, customers are free to deploy their Oracle’s applications on Microsoft’s Azure, without having to use any other service provider to establish connectivity between them. Oracle’s applications like JD Edwards, Peoplesoft Enterprise, Oracle E-Business Suite, and many more can be easily migrated Microsoft’s cloud now. The same thing can be done with Microsoft’s applications as well.
Integrated Model Support
The partnership has simplified the complications of application management, that users generally face while running them across different cloud platforms. Now, in order to call for support, they don’t need to contact two different service providers. Either they can contact Microsoft or Oracle for support. Luckily, Oracle and Microsoft have formed a support team that specializes in the services provided by both cloud platforms.
Best of Both Platforms
In recent years, Microsoft has greatly invested in modern infrastructure that is based on containers as well as serverless architecture. Some of the major examples of unique as well as revolutionary services available on Microsoft Azure are Durable Functions, Event Grid, Azure Container Instances, Virtual Kubelet, etc.
Owing to this partnership, customers are enabled to run these hyperscale applications on Azure while talking to the powerful database of Oracle. Users can easily integrate applications through streaming, eventing, and many more features available exclusively on Azure.
Undoubtedly, this partnership is going to be highly beneficial for the users as they will be getting a lot of new services that they earlier didn’t have access to.
From a long time, Amazon’s AWS has been ruling the cloud market but now with this decision by Microsoft and Oracle, its reign seems to be in danger. Now let’s see how Amazon is going to deal with it.