Today, Microsoft and Oracle jointly announced that they have partnered to seed the Microsoft Cloud with Oracle products.

The key points are these:

  • Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server will be supported to run on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure.
  • Oracle will provide license mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Windows Azure.
  • Microsoft will offer Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server to Windows Azure customers as part of the image gallery.
  • Microsoft will offer fully licensed and supported Java in Windows Azure.
  • Oracle will make Oracle Linux available to Windows Azure customers as preconfigured instances.

These announced features are available immediately.

Microsoft's Announcement: Microsoft and Oracle announce enterprise partnership

Oracle's Announcement: Oracle and Microsoft Expand Choice and Flexibility in Deploying Oracle Software in the Cloud

Oracle licensing information: Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment (PDF)