Oracle License & Compliance Update – Summer 2022

Author(s): Scott Bickley

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An unexpected announcement between Oracle and Microsoft unveiled a strategic cloud partnership providing a seamless and low-cost connection between Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Microsoft’s Azure cloud platforms.

The benefits of this ground-breaking partnership are many, according to Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison:

  • Provide customers choice around where, when, and how to run database and analytics workloads.
  • Provision a simplified interface between Oracle Autonomous Database and Microsoft Analytics and AI cloud services, reducing the footwork involved with usually complex cloud interconnects.
  • Enable an accelerated deployment of the multicloud capabilities.

An initial cloud connection partnership was made a couple of years ago between Oracle and Microsoft, which served to lay the groundwork for improving the cloud interconnects between the cloud services. This previous partnership was called Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure and was available in 11 cloud regions. The initial work connected the two cloud environments, located cloud data centers in proximity, and improved bandwidth latency performance. While technical performance was vastly improved between the two clouds, there was still significant programming work required to initiate the connection and the UI was very different from the updated version. The new UI meshes these cloud environments into a single programmatic plane providing visibility into workloads from either cloud environment.

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