SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft’s cloud-computing service will offer Oracle’s database and Java tools as an option as the companies cast aside a longstanding rivalry to attract businesses moving their software online.
Microsoft will offer businesses using its Windows Azure service the ability to run Oracle’s widely used database software, application-connecting middleware and Java programming tools, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Oracle co-President Mark Hurd said Monday during a conference call to unveil the alliance. Customers are demanding that more of the companies’ products work in tandem as they create Web services that incorporate offerings from both, the executives said.
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