An on-premise ecommerce platform built on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Microsoft .NET applications. Or perhaps an ERP system that uses Oracle PeopleSoft applications, Office 365, and Microsoft Workplace Analytics, as well as Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters.
The Oracle and Microsoft partnership enables joint customers to deploy mission-critical enterprise workloads that span both Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environments.
Such customers can run Azure analytics and AI, for example with Oracle Autonomous Database on the same workload.
This not only makes it easier for companies to have a backup cloud to aid in disaster recovery but also to split up workloads so that data architects and application developers can choose their preferred environments and tools.
The Oracle and Microsoft alliance also removes the burden of managing multiple service orders, networking configurations, and data transfers from different clouds across workloads.
The range of standards that Oracle provides compliance with is one of the most comprehensive among the leading cloud providers, according to Omdia’s SWOT report.
While currently compliant with ISO 27001, SOC1, SOC2, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP Medium, and FedRAMP High, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure also follows a media destruction process adhering to NIST SP 800-88r1 and DoD emergency destruction and secret classification standards.
A new feature in Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud is Isolated Network Virtualization, which isolates physical network interfaces and cards from each other, isolating an attacker who has gained unauthorised access to the network.
Approximately 80% of Oracle’s customers stay in the Oracle Cloud for between one and three years, and 21% of them commit to three-year subscriptions, according to Omdia’s (https://omdia.tech.informa.com/) SWOT analysis.
Companies running their workloads on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Free Tier can get an enterprise-level support package, which includes two Oracle Autonomous Databases with powerful tools like Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Oracle SQL Developer, two Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute virtual machines, block, object, and archive storage, load balancer and data egress, and monitoring and modifications.
The report also shows more than 50% of Oracle’s customers increase their spend once they have moved to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and the rate of new customers moving to Oracle Cloud is more than 150% year on year.
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