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Oracle and Microsoft together in cloud computing business

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Staff writer ▼ | June 25, 2013
Oracle and Microsoft announced a partnership in cloud computing trying to keep up with rivals like Amazon and other who have flexible products and low prices.
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OracleOracle and Microsoft announced a partnership in cloud computing trying to keep up with rivals like Amazon and other who have flexible products and low prices.


Oracle and Microsoft face growing pressure from rivals selling cheaper services based in remote data centers and two industry leaders, and competitors, decided to join forces. Amazon is especially strong in cloud computing with its AWS (Amazon Web Services), offering a wide range of services with competitive prices and high reliabilty.

Under the agreement, customers will be able to run Oracle software on Microsoft's Server Hyper-V and on Windows Azure platforms, the companies said.

Microsoft will offer Oracle's Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers, while Oracle will also make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers, the companies said in a release.

Oracle and Microsoft are under constant pressure from companies like Workday and Salesforce, smaller new companies but also from big Amazon which which rents remote computing and storage to other companies and saw shares going up 237 percent. Salesforce.com, in the meantime, went up 105 percent, and Oracle reported financial results that disappointed investors.


 

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