Posted by Amy Green
Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

This morning Microsoft and Oracle announced the next big step in their partnership, delivering the power of Oracle’s mission-critical software to the millions of customers running Windows and Windows Azure.

The combination of Oracle workloads on Microsoft clouds is incredibly powerful for customers looking for enterprise-grade reliability, scalability and performance. Starting today, Microsoft’s offering includes a Windows Azure preview of license-included Windows Server virtual machine images running Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, and the Java Development Kit. Oracle is delivering a bring-your-own-license Oracle Linux virtual machine images running Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server in Windows Azure.

Oracle on Windows Azure

As a result, customers using Java, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle Database will now have the flexibility to run that software on Windows Azure and Windows Hyper-V. Also, ISVs who build and sell applications based on Java and Oracle can now run their applications and services on Windows Azure, enabling the enterprise adoption of cloud-based ISV solutions built with Oracle technologies.

For more on this announcement, you can watch Microsoft’s Brad Anderson keynote live at Oracle OpenWorld this afternoon or check out the In the Cloud blog