DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

First Distribution’s Database Administration, Security and Compliance needs lead it to trusted advisor, Ascent Technology. For any large organisation, Database Administration (DBA) is a vital part of maintaining their Data Platform Operations effectively. As it has...

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...


Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

A Database System Health Check assesses if your Database is running optimally, and can help diagnose challenges before performance issues, and/or down time affect your users. That’s where Ascent's Database Health Check Service comes in. Our Database Health Check...

Database Security and Compliance with DB Shield

The growing number of threats to databases and unauthorised access to the data within, is clearly creating on-going headaches for CIOs. Solving these headaches may not be easy, but by asking the right questions, CIOs can begin to overcome their Database Security and...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...


Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues its strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as one...



From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

Lift and Shift your Oracle Database to Azure

Lift and Shift your Oracle Database to Azure

10 Jul 2020
Bring scalability, flexibility, security, and performance to your Oracle workloads, while reducing the cost of infrastructure and Oracle licensing when you deploy on Azure.

Some database workloads like SQL Server or Oracle require high memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth, but not a high core count. Many database workloads are not CPU-intensive. Azure offers certain VM sizes where you can constrain the VM vCPU count to reduce the cost of software licensing, while maintaining the same memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth.


Three reasons why you will love moving your Oracle Database to Azure
1. Reduce yearly Oracle Licensing Spend through CPU Core and Infrastructure Optimisation

Provide the availability, security, and performance your enterprise workloads require at a fraction of the cost of running on-premises. Azure constrained-core virtual machines are optimized for Oracle workloads to help you lower your Oracle licensing costs.

2. Trust your existing Oracle workloads to an enterprise-ready cloud

Use your existing licenses to run Oracle software on Azure and receive best-in-class, end-to-end support from Microsoft and Oracle. Rely on the cloud platform built for enterprises to ensure that your Oracle workloads achieve the scalability, flexibility, and compliance your business requires.

3. Deliver the highest levels of Performance and Scalability

Upgrade to a modern infrastructure with virtual machines and high-performance, SSD-based premium storage. By providing flexibility in the size and performance of storage and compute resources, Azure helps you ensure that your Oracle applications will scale to meet business demands.

How do I engage with Ascent?

We encourage you to Contact Us, and we will assist you to Lift and Shift your Oracle Database to Azure.

Also See

Constrained vCPU capable VM sizes
Migrate your SQL Server(s) to Azure
Run your MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL Database in Azure
Azure Consulting Services