Overview of Oracle applications and solutions on Azure

This article introduces capabilities to run Oracle solutions using Azure infrastructure. See also detailed introductions to available Oracle VM images in the Azure Marketplace, and the preview capability to interconnect Azure with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Oracle databases on Azure infrastructure

Run Oracle databases on Azure infrastructure using Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace:

  • Oracle Database 12.1, 12.2, and 18.3 Enterprise Edition

  • Oracle Database 12.1, 12.2, and 18.3 Standard Edition

You can also choose to base a solution on a custom image you create from scratch in Azure or upload a custom image from your on-premises environment.

Optionally configure with multiple attached disks and improve database performance by installing Oracle Automated Storage Management (ASM).

Applications on Oracle Linux and WebLogic Server

Run enterprise applications in Azure on supported Oracle operating systems. The following images are available in the Azure Marketplace:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2

  • Oracle Linux (UEK) 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, and 7.6

High availability and disaster recovery options

  • Configure Oracle Data Guard, Active Data Guard, or GoldenGate on Azure infrastructure in conjunction with Availability Zones for high availability.

  • Use Azure Site Recovery to orchestrate and manage disaster recovery for your Oracle Linux VMs in Azure and your on-premises or physical servers.

  • Enable Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) in Azure using FlashGrid SkyCluster.

Integration of Azure with OCI (preview)

Run Oracle applications in Azure infrastructure, connected to backend databases in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This solution uses the following capabilities:

  • Cross-cloud networking - Use the direct interconnect available between Azure ExpressRoute and Oracle FastConnect to establish high-bandwidth, private, and low-latency connections between the application and the database layer.
  • Integrated identity - Set up federated identity between Azure AD and Oracle IDCS to create a single identity source for the solutions. Enable single sign-on to manage resources across OCI and Azure.

Deploy Oracle applications on Azure

Use Terraform templates to set up Azure infrastructure and install Oracle applications validated and supported to run in the cross-cloud configuration:

  • E-Business Suite
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • PeopleSoft
  • Oracle Retail applications
  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Management

Also deploy custom applications in Azure that connect with OCI and other Azure services.

Set up Oracle databases in OCI

Use Oracle Database Cloud Services (Autonomous Database, RAC, Exadata, DBaaS, Single Node) in conjunction with Oracle applications running in Azure. Learn more about OCI database options.

Licensing

Deployment of Oracle applications in Azure is based on a "bring your own license" model. It's assumed you are properly licensed to use Oracle software and that you have a current support agreement in place with Oracle. Oracle has guaranteed license mobility from on-premises to Azure. See the Oracle-Azure FAQ.

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