On the bottom left of the above screenshot, it mentions that the service runs on Accenture Cloud Servers. This marketplace solution provisions an Oracle Database in a co-location adjacent to GCP (less than 1ms latency) as a fully managed service on a supported hardware platform. This solution enables you to provision, monitor and managed the database from the GCP console thereby providing the integration with the rest of GCP services. This solution supports BYOL method helping customers make use of the existing licenses. This rids of you the operational burden maintaining an Oracle DB and allows you to work with your favourite APIs on Google Cloud.
Foot note -Other options to look into:
Alternatively, for anyone who can consider migrating away from Oracle onto something else, we do think of some compatible options given below:
- Migrating the data from Oracle to Cloud Spanner
- Leveraging EDB to migrate to a managed enterprise PostgreSQL
- Using striim to build data migration pipelines streaming data into GCP target systems.
This is not an exhaustive list in anyway as it only lists a few popular choices. With an ex-Oracle exec leading the Google Cloud team now, we would be watching this space eagerly for any interesting developments :)