Microsoft and Oracle jump into bed together
This week, the almost unthinkable happened: Microsoft and Oracle have formed an agreement allowing customers to run Oracle software on Microsoft’s Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure platforms.
To summarise the technical perspective, Oracle was already certified to run on windows server, making this a move to the Hypervisor and platform level. Windows Azure also supports SQL server Database, Oracles own database and its WebLogic middleware. And finally Oracle has certified Java to run on both HyperV (the Microsoft Hypervisor) and Windows Azure (its PaaS offering).