Business users will soon be able to run Oracle Corp. software on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure, following a partnership between the enterprise software company and Microsoft Corp.
“Now our customers will be able to take advantage of the flexibility our unique hybrid clouds offer for their Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) applications, middleware and databases, just like they have been able to do on Windows Server for year,” Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) said.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the statement said Oracle will certify its software – including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server – for use on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Oracle will also make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers.
For its part, Microsoft will offer Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers
In 2011, Oracle announced a similar agreement with Amazon Web Service which made oracle’s database available for deployment on AWS. Only Oracle Standard Edition One, which had limited features, was made available under the license-included pay-as-you-go model offered.
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