Oracle: Oracle deploys database service in Microsoft Azure East US region

Dec 15, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has deployed its database services in the Microsoft Azure East US region's data centers, making it accessible to Microsoft customers. This new Oracle Database@Azure service covers all the abilities of the Oracle Database, alongside Azure services, such as the OpenAI Service for generative AI applications.

The database service is only available in the East US region for now. However, it will be made available in the Germany Central, Australia East, France Central, Canada Central, Brazil South, Japan East, UK South, Central US, and South Central US regions throughout 2024.

Carl Olofson, research vice president of data management software, IDC, said, "Exadata is the most effective platform to run the Oracle Database and this service provides Microsoft Azure users with the best of all possible worlds. Clearly, Oracle and Azure have embraced a multi-cloud strategy for the ultimate benefit of their mutual customers."

Karan Batta, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, added, "Oracle and Microsoft are making it simpler for customers to accelerate their data center exits and migrate their on-premises Oracle estate to the cloud. Together with Microsoft, we're eliminating some of the biggest challenges our customers face using best-of-breed technologies and adopting multi-cloud architectures."