Microsoft and Oracle said that they have signed a cloud interoperability partnership to enable customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across their clouds.
Enterprises can now connect Microsoft Azure services, like analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), to Oracle cloud services, like autonomous database, it said.
“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,” said Don Johnson, executive vice-president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
The collaboration will allow customers to extend their on-premises datacentres to both clouds.
“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 cloud,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice-president of Microsoft’s cloud and AI division.
The Oracle cloud offers a suite of integrated applications for sales, services, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain, and manufacturing, plus automated Generation 2 infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database, added Johnson.
Oracle is aiming to make it to the top five cloud infrastructure vendors globally.
To raise its game, Oracle has started engaging with customers through its Cloud Solution Hubs, providing them with quick-to-deploy tools to address business pain points and improves efficiencies.
Also, in May, Oracle had said that it will soon bring up its automated database on the premises of enterprises, a feature that has been available only on the business software maker’s cloud till now.