A brief look at Oracle Database Service for Azure (ODSA)

In the past, I have written several posts about the interconnect between Oracle Cloud (OCI) and Microsoft Azure. Usually, this interconnect is used to host databases in OCI. However, Azure is used to run applications and other components. While it could be a good solution for some businesses, it had several drawbacks for companies who wanted to run Oracle databases in the cloud without having to manage multi-cloud environments. In a new PaaS-style approach to running databases in OCI and hiding much of the interconnect complexity from Azure users, Oracle has released Oracle Database Service for Azure (ODSA). In my post, I will take a brief look at this solution.

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Oracle Cloud (OCI) to Microsoft Azure Interconnect

Oracle and Microsoft announced a few weeks ago that their cloud offerings Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Microsofts Azure will have a stronger interconnection, thus making multi-cloud setups for enterprises a tad easier.

There are guides for both Oracle Cloud (OCI) and Microsoft Azure that show the setup of an interconnection in a more or less detailed way, still each focuses on just one part of the setup. Since i still missed a more integrated description of how to get OCI and Azure interconnected, i decided to create the required configurations for terraform and write down an explanation of the required steps.