Uber, Oracle announce cloud partnership

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Uber, Oracle announce cloud partnership

Including consumer experiences with last-mile logistics, Uber and Oracle will also continue co-innovating on additional retail and delivery solutions that will evolve from the cloud partnership

A seven-year strategic cloud partnership has been announced by Oracle and Uber Technologies to accelerate Uber’s innovation, help deliver new products to market, and drive increased profitability.

It is increasingly important for Uber to focus resources on its core strengths and strategic initiatives as the business continues to grow and enter new markets. Uber will be in a position to modernize its infrastructure while also accelerating its path to profitability by migrating some of the company’s most critical workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

“Uber is revolutionizing the way people, products, and services move across continents and through cities,” said Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. “To deliver on that promise for customers while building value for shareholders, we needed a cloud provider that will help us maximize innovation while reducing our overall infrastructure costs. Oracle provides an ideal combination of price, performance, flexibility, and security to help us deliver incredible customer service, build new products, and increase profitability.”

Along with recent analyst reports, this new strategic partnership serves as powerful validation of OCI’s strategy and product vision. Customers, across a global footprint, want both flexibility and best-in-class price-performance infrastructure. Uber can now take advantage of these capabilities that only OCI provides.

“Uber is expanding into a ‘go anywhere, get anything’ platform, and the company needed a cloud partner that shares a relentless focus on innovation,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “This landmark competitive win for OCI is further validation of the momentum and acceleration we are experiencing in the market. Enterprises, governments, and startups around the world are recognizing the differentiation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and experiencing our performance, security, and economic benefits versus other hyperscalers.”

The strategic partnership, along with the OCI agreement, includes other areas of collaboration between the two companies. Selecting Uber as a preferred rideshare for its employees to travel and eat around the world, Oracle will become a global Uber for Business client. Including consumer experiences with last-mile logistics, Uber and Oracle will also continue co-innovating on additional retail and delivery solutions that will evolve from the cloud partnership.

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