The 10 Biggest Cloud Stories Of 2013


4. Oracle, Microsoft Team Up For Better Cloud Software

Oracle and Microsoft, longtime rivals in database, CRM and other types of enterprise software, found common ground in a partnership unveiled in June.

Under the agreement, Oracle is certifying its software products running on Microsoft's Windows Azure public cloud and Hyper-V virtualization technology. Oracle is also letting customers use their existing software licenses to run products on Azure.

Microsoft is providing a fully licensed and supported version of Java in Windows Azure, a move that will help make Java "a first-class language and design" environment in Azure, Satya Nadella, then president of Microsoft's server and tools business, said on a call held to discuss the partnership.

 



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