Top 5 reasons to migrate Oracle DB to Azure

Top 5 reasons to migrate Oracle DB to Azure

Introduction

As the years pass by, it’s common for popular technologies to become rapidly antiquated. Cloud technology, however, has only seen growth since its advent over a decade ago. Initially perceived as impractical and insecure, the cloud quickly shifted opinions and began generating a lot of hype.

The cloud was seen as implausible, mostly because people had difficulty envisioning what the cloud would eventually become. The hardware at that time was simply incapable of running many modern cloud solutions, after all.

Security was also a significant concern since most organizations were not comfortable sharing computational and storage resources with other corporations. On-premises databases were physically isolated and hence seemed like a more secure option.

Due to early perceptions that the cloud was impractical and insecure, the world continued to leverage on-premises databases for some time. This gradually shifted, however, as the amount of usable technology improved. Organizations started migrating to the cloud in bulk a few years later, as the perceived shortcomings diminished. As of 2020, the cloud has become an essential part of organizations around the globe.

Microsoft and Oracle

In a June 2019 press release, Microsoft and Oracle announced a cloud interoperability partnership. The interoperability would enable customers to migrate and run mission-critical workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

Now corporations can use Azure services, such as Analytics and AI, along with Oracle cloud services to get the best of both worlds in a highly optimized experience.

Reasons to migrate to Azure from Oracle

1. Performance

2. Reduced Costs

3. Azure Services

    • Azure helps you derive insights from across your infrastructure whether it be on-premises, Azure, or Oracle Cloud
    • It also offers a wide array of cloud capabilities and cross-cloud deployment model to choose from
    • Azure cloud services have AI and IoT capabilities baked in, enabling organizations to implement AI and IoT more easily

4. Scalability

    • Azure database is designed to promote flexibility. Organizations can spin up additional instances quickly, enabling them to accommodate traffic spikes or seasonal variations
    • The scalability offered by Azure means that your database and apps will never run out of storage or computation resources

5. Security

    • Azure database is known for its unmatched security with enterprise-level solutions like its own firewalls, security patches, restrictions, and much more
    • Azure remains the best-in-class security solution by ensuring your firewall remains up-to-date by running regular penetration tests to detect and repair potential vulnerabilities.
    • Data is encrypted in-transit and at rest in a database helping protect data even further

 

Next Steps

We at Neal Analytics hold deep expertise in running end-to-end migration projects and are capable of jumping in to help out at any stage of the migration process.

If you are ready to take the next step towards migrating Oracle to Azure, visit our Oracle migration landing page.