Microsoft and Oracle have entered into a cloud interoperability partnership which aims to enable customers to migrate and run their workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle cloud. The cloud service providers state that the partnership is expected to allow enterprises to connect seamlessly to Azure’s and Oracle Cloud’s services, deliver an optimized experience and provide a one-stop shop for all the cloud services.

“As the cloud of choice for the enterprise, with over 95% of the Fortune 500 using Azure, we have always been first and foremost focused on helping our customers thrive on their digital transformation journeys,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI division. “With Oracle’s enterprise expertise, this alliance is a natural choice for us as we help our joint customers accelerate the migration of enterprise applications and databases to the public cloud.”

The partnership will allow for the development of new scenarios like running Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle JD Edwards on Azure against an Oracle Autonomous Database running on Exadata infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. Some of the new set of capabilities defined is the development of unified identity and access management, deployment of custom applications and packaged Oracle applications and a collaborative support model for IT organisations for deploying the new capabilities.

“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,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). “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.”

by Megha Bhattacharya
Market Analyst at IBS Intelligence