back to article Microsoft and Oracle, sitting in a cloud... in-ter-ope-ra-bi-li-ty: Friends-with-benefits deal is working out nicely for both

Oracle has continued its attempt to gain ground on cloud rivals by expanding its data centres and extending last year's love-in with Microsoft. The latter has seen Big Red and Redmond join hands – or, rather, fiber-optic cables – in Amsterdam today as a broadening of the pair's cloud interoperability partnership. Previously, …

  1. Robert Grant Silver badge

    Things have been less rosy for Oracle, which managed just three per cent growth in cloud services and licence support for Q2 Fiscal 2020 [PDF], with $6.8bn in revenues compared to $6.6bn for the same quarter a year earlier.

    And you know what happens when sales are below expectations - you can bet that 25% of them are other deals that have a cloud component (even if that component is free) and the whole thing is reported as cloud.

  2. Tim99 Silver badge

    Oh, joy!

    Microsoft, Oracle, and the Cloud...

    1. big_D Silver badge

      Re: Oh, joy!

      There's a firewall for that.

    2. TVU

      Re: Oh, joy!

      It won't be "Oh, joy!" for long for it is only a matter of time now before Oracle launches a synthetic lawsuit of some form or other against Microsoft (more fool them for having anything to do with Oracle).

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