Top 5 reasons to migrate Oracle DB to Azure

Top 5 reasons to migrate Oracle DB to Azure


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

    • The connection between the two clouds is network optimized with the help of ExpressRoute which is specially designed to reduce latency and increase reliability
    • The hyper-threaded Azure Virtual Machines feature up to 416 vCPUs and 12TB of memory
    • Azure Disk Storage is designed to be used with Azure Virtual Machines and offer high-performance and highly durable block storage for your applications

2. Reduced Costs

    • Small- to mid-size organizations have long been using various on-premises open source databases to avoid recurring software and hardware subscription costs associated with the cloud. However, these databases frequently have a higher total cost of ownership when considering the setting up and the maintenance costs of the system. Migrating to Azure also enables organizations to swap CapEx for OpEx, potentially allowing the organizations to gain tax write-off benefits for their IT environment
    • Migrating to Azure for Oracle DB allows organizations to bring their own licenses or eliminates the need to pay Oracle licensing fees altogether
    • The Azure Hybrid Benefit allows you to reuse your on-premises licenses to run Windows Server VMs on Azure, saving up to 80%
    • The Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instance helps reduce the pay-as-you-go pricing further by up to 72% if you decide to reserve resources in advance

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.