Microsoft Azure: Microsoft signs agreement to use Oracle Cloud for AI inference

Nov 08, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Oracle recently announced a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to support the growth of AI services. Following this agreement, Microsoft will use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) AI infrastructure and Microsoft Azure AI infrastructure to infuse AI models to power Microsoft Bing conversational searches. Microsoft will leverage Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to orchestrate OCI Compute.

Karan Batta, SVP of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said, “Generative AI is a monumental technological leap, and Oracle is enabling Microsoft and thousands of other businesses to build and run new products with our OCI AI capabilities. By furthering our collaboration with Microsoft, we are able to help bring new experiences to more people around the world.”

Divya Kumar, global head of marketing for Search & AI at Microsoft, also commented, “Microsoft Bing is leveraging the latest advancements in AI to provide a dramatically better search experience for people across the world. Our collaboration with Oracle and use of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure along with our Microsoft Azure AI infrastructure, will expand access to customers and improve the speed of many of our search results.”

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