back to article Oracle database deal in Azure comes with a health warning from licensing experts

As the dust settles on Microsoft's decision to house Oracle hardware in its datacenters, experts keeping a close eye on Big Red's commercials are warning customers to tread carefully when choosing the transition. In September last year, the two tech giants announced some of Oracle's hardware would live in Azure datacenters for …

  1. Doogie Howser MD

    Typical Oracle

    Nobody does license gouging quite as well as Big Red.

    1. druck Silver badge

      Re: Typical Oracle

      Slup'n'gouge the on stop shop for rip-offs.

  2. Bill Bickle

    End in tears ?

    While hopeful that these two behemoths who get a very large % of IT spend could come up with something of value for end customers, I have an odd feeling it will "end in tears" as they say.

    Hopefully not.

  3. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge

    Don't Do It

    Your company finances will regret it if you do go in with Oracle on Azure. With BOTH MS And Oracle in the mix... what can go wrong?

    Don't answer that... Everything with a huge $$$ sign attached.

  4. CowHorseFrog Silver badge

    Is there a filter where only ceos and founders can be quoted on the reg ?

  5. MarkB

    I weep for a world where "Oracle licensing experts" are a real thing...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    well, it was nice while it lasted ...

    I've worked with the Oracle database for nearly 40 years.

    The only work I see these days are projects moving OFF Oracle onto anything else you care to think of.

    Just had an email from an Oracle DBA friend who has just been told his Oracle databases are going away in 2 years.

    I am not sure but I think there is a trend here ...


  7. Matthew O'Keefe


    I don't speak for Oracle but I think doubling the core count with multithreading only applies to hardware of the other cloud vendors, not to Oracle's Exadata cloud service in Azure. Generally, customers who migrate to Oracle Exadata platforms use fewer cores than on the hardware the migrated from, both because the Exadata hardware is newer, and because it is far more efficient when running Oracle Database workloads. That was my experience with every customers.

    And on the contrary, every Oracle customer I worked with wanted managed database services in the cloud. Those with Azure applications using Oracle Database are going to be very happy they can just run on an Exadata cloud service and bill it through their regular Azure cloud credits.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oracle in Azure, seriously ?

    Who, in their right mind would deploy any Oracle DB in Azure (or anywhere else) in 2024 ?

    There are enough DB PaaS out there that are absolutely excellent and offer a level of performance and reliability outside the reach of an Oracle DB !

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