Oracle and Google enter multi-cloud partnership

Oracle and Google enter multi-cloud partnership

Oracle and Google have announced a partnership allowing customers to run workloads on both Google Cloud and the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This means no additional migration costs or cross-platform charges for sending data back and forth between the two environments.

Through the Oracle Database@Google Cloud multicloud service, customers can use Oracle databases and applications in Google’s data centers. Users also gain access to functionalities that are part of the Google palette, such as analytics, Vertex AI, and Gemini foundation models.

This makes it possible, among other things, to leverage data from Oracle databases for AI training in the Google cloud environment, keeping latency low via a direct interconnect. Also, cloud-native applications can be easily deployed between the two cloud environments.

The suite of services of both parties becomes available to the customers of both, making it easy for them to add to or extend existing contracts. The entire Oracle database portfolio, including Exadata Database Service, Autonomous Database Service, MySQL Heatwave, Database Zero Data Loss Autonomous Recovery Service, GoldenGate, and Data Safe, is available for use within the Google Cloud environment.

Easily migrate between environments

Oracle services such as E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, and Retail Merchandising will also become available to Google Cloud users. Distributed data stores can be housed at both OCI and Google Cloud and can be easily moved from one service to another if desired.

Furthermore, existing users of the Google Cloud platform can purchase services from Oracle through Google. Oracle customers can bring services such as Bring Your Own License (BYOL) and discount programmes to Google Cloud. Users can also use existing solutions such as Oracle Zero-Downtime Migration to move to the cloud. The partnership is initially available only in 11 Google Cloud regions. In Europe, these are Frankfurt, Madrid and London. The plan is to expand this later.

Oracle previously partnered with Azure

Last year, Oracle announced a similar partnership with Microsoft to link databases to Azure in Azure data centers. Such collaborations are usually high on the wish list of customers who (are planning to) use multi-cloud environments because of cost efficiency, easier management and lower latency.

Also read: Microsoft and Oracle extend partnership with Oracle Database@Azure