Microsoft Picks Oracle Cloud for Bing Conversational Search

By Stefania Viscusi  |  November 20, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced conversational search capabilities have taken center stage on popular search engines. Users now expect intuitive interactions with search platforms; AI-driven technologies that understand context, intent, and nuances, delivering personalized and efficient results.

In response to this growth of AI services, Oracle (News - Alert) announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to integrate its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) AI infrastructure with Microsoft Azure. This collaboration aims to optimize AI models for Microsoft (News - Alert) Bing's daily conversational searches.

"Generative AI is a monumental technological leap and Oracle is enabling Microsoft and thousands of other businesses to build and run new products with our OCI AI capabilities," said Karan Batta, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

"By furthering our collaboration with Microsoft, we are able to help bring new experiences to more people around the world."

Leveraging Oracle Interconnect for Microsoft Azure, the partnership utilizes managed services like Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to scale OCI Compute, meeting the growing demand for Bing conversational search's powerful computing requirements, including thousands of compute and storage instances and tens of thousands of GPUs.

"Microsoft Bing is leveraging the latest advancements in AI to provide a dramatically better search experience for people across the world," said Divya Kumar, Global Head of Marketing for Search & AI at Microsoft. "Our collaboration with Oracle and use of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure along with our Microsoft Azure AI infrastructure, will expand access to customers and improve the speed of many of our search results."

Edited by Alex Passett
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