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June 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Microsoft and Oracle announce cloud partnership

After Oracle CEO Larry Ellison spilled the beans during an earnings call last week, Microsoft and Oracle, as expected, announced a cloud partnership today.

Specifically, the partnership means that customers will be able to run Oracle software (including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server) on Microsoft’s Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure, with certification and full support from Oracle.

Microsoft also will be offering those Oracle software to its Windows Azure customers, while Oracle will make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers, according to a press release from the companies.

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