Oracle and Microsoft are continuing their quest to make their respective cloud services easier for joint customers to deploy and manage, as noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article.
Their latest stride in this direction is the new Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure which lets Microsoft Azure customers run and manage Oracle databases running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The service was announced Wednesday in a virtual keynote by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison.
'Customers are very excited about this because customers like choices. Now you have choices,' Ellison said.
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