Oracle & Microsoft to Connect Their Clouds

This is a unusual collaboration, because Azure and the Oracle Cloud are direct competitors; now users can easily migrate from one platform to another
06 June 2019   782

Microsoft and Oracle announced a partnership: their cloud services will now be directly connected. Users can easily migrate from one platform to another, or run Azure services using databases stored on the Oracle cloud.

As TechCrunch notes, this is a rather unusual collaboration, because Azure and the Oracle Cloud are direct competitors.

The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for sales, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain and manufacturing, plus highly automated and secure Generation 2 infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle and Microsoft have served enterprise customer needs for decades. With this alliance, our joint customers can migrate their entire set of existing applications to the cloud without having to re-architect anything, preserving the large investments they have already made.
 

Don Johnson

Executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

The fact is that Oracle is very small compared to AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform. Cooperation with Microsoft will help the company to reach a higher level and continue to develop its own services simultaneously. And Microsoft will get customers who have no place on Oracle servers.

Microsoft to Launch Azure Blockchain Tokens Platform

The platform is targeted at the enterprise-level customers, which are offered a set of token templates with the necessary properties
05 November 2019   170

Microsoft has launched the Azure Blockchain Tokens platform, designed to simplify enterprises deploying and managing tokens for various tasks.

Corporate customers are offered a set of token templates with the necessary properties, explained CoinDesk Microsoft Chief Architect Marley Gray.

The templates were created by members of the Token Taxonomy Initiative (TTI), previously launched by Microsoft in conjunction with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Other TTI members include IBM and Intel, Hyperledger and R3 consortia, Digital Asset Holdings, and ConsenSys, a blockchain startup.

The EEA clarified that the templates on the platform are not yet commercial products, but their specifications can already be downloaded.