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Bare Metal Solution for Oracle

Bring your Oracle workloads to Google Cloud with Bare Metal Solution and jumpstart your cloud journey with minimal risk.

  • State-of-the-art certified infrastructure, precision tuned to meet all your performance needs

  • Deploy Oracle capabilities like clustered databases, replication, and all performance features

  • Seamlessly take advantage of all Google Cloud services with less than 2 ms latency

  • Leverage your on-premises licensing, run books, database administrators, and system integrators

  • Billing, support, and SLA provided by Google Cloud


Fully managed certified database infrastructure

End-to-end infrastructure management including compute, storage, and networking. Fully managed and monitored data center operations such as power, cooling, smart hand support, and facilities. 

Experience the latest hardware

Consolidate your workloads on Intel Cascade Lake servers with the industry’s highest DRAM density. Latest NVMe Tier-1 storage is configured and tuned with decades of industry experience for demanding workloads.

All of Google Cloud, a millisecond away

Fully managed low latency network makes all Google Cloud services seamlessly accessible to all Oracle workloads. Set up Oracle Data Guard in a few clicks for cost effective backup storage on Cloud Storage.

Key features

Reliable, secure, and high-performance database infrastructure for your Oracle workloads

Seamlessly access all Oracle capabilities

Run Oracle databases the same way you do it, on-premises. Install Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on certified hardware for HA, use Oracle Data Guard for disaster recovery, and Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) for backups. Google Cloud's service catalog provides analogous topologies to all Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture templates. Migrate Oracle workloads with your preferred method (i.e. Oracle Data Guard, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Data Pump, or Oracle RMAN for backups). Maintain all your current playbooks, support runbooks, databases administrator teams, and system integrators.

Integrated support and billing

Enjoy a seamless experience with support for infrastructure, including defined SLAs for initial response, defined enterprise-grade SLA for infrastructure uptime and interconnect availability, 24/7 coverage for all Priority 1 and 2 issues, and unified billing across Google Cloud and Bare Metal Solution for Oracle.

Industry-leading data protection

Meet demanding compliance requirements with industry certifications such as ISO, PCI DSS, and HIPAA, plus regional certifications where applicable. Copy data management and backups provided by Actifio, fully integrated into Bare Metal Solution for Oracle.

Tools and services to simplify operations

Automate day-to-day operational database administrator tasks by either using Google’s open source Ansible based toolkit or Google Cloud's Kubernetes operator for Oracle. You can integrate these tools with their existing automation framework of choice. In addition, Google Cloud provides database and system administration professional services to further assist you with managing your Oracle workloads.

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"Google Bare Metal Solution is our bridge to get off the Oracle database entirely. It gives us the flexibility to move the rest of our platform to the cloud so we can now modernize faster."

Austin Sheppard, CTO, StubHub

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Google Cloud Basics
Planning for Bare Metal Solution

Learn how to get started with the Bare Metal Solution for Oracle.

Setting up the environment

Learn how to set up the Bare Metal Solution for Oracle environment.

Best Practice
Maintaining the environment

After your Bare Metal Solution environment is up and running, use the information included in this guide to maintain your servers.

Getting started with Bare Metal Solution

Listen to this podcast to learn how to get started with Bare Metal Solution on Google Cloud.

Bring new life to your databases with an Oracle migration

Learn how you can re-host, re-platform, or rewrite your Oracle workloads in a way that best fits your needs, no matter where you are in your cloud journey.

Use cases

Use cases for Bare Metal Solution for Oracle

Use case
A day in the life of a database administrator

All tools, features, and options work the same as your on-premises deployments, without the need to manage the infrastructure. You can connect to the Oracle database using a SQL*Plus client, SQL*Developer/Toad, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and more. Connect from any virtual machine in your VPC using SSH to view Oracle OS processes and alert logs. Create new applications and microservices using Google services that connect to your Oracle database.

Bare Metal Solution architecture diagram
Use case
A day in the life of a system administrator

Many tools are available for better database life cycle management of the environment, including root access to the bare metal server, serial console redirection, reset APIs, and automatic daily snapshots of OS volumes. Bare Metal Solution for Oracle supports all major operating systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Suse, Windows, and Oracle Linux. Google Cloud offers professional services to help with system administration tasks.

Compare features

Compare Bare Metal Solution for Oracle to alternatives on AWS and Azure

Understand the advantages in functionality and cost for Bare Metal Solution for Oracle.

Bare Metal Solution for Oracle

AWS and Azure virtual environments


  • Continue to run any version, any feature set, any database option,  and any customizations (patchsets)

  • ✕ Minimal support for Oracle database options

Cost advantages

  • Up to 50% reduction in Oracle license cost vs. AWS/Azure

  • Minimum migration effort

  • Oracle requires more licenses per CPU core to run inside AWS or Azure

  • Re-tune the database to cloud storage and hypervisor

Latest technology

  • Cascade Lake servers, Tier 1 NVME storage, 100G network, and highest core to memory ratio

  • Slow to adapt latest innovations in silicon technology, low core to memory ratio, and lower performance

Business continuity

  • Enterprise-grade deployment platform

  • High availability with Oracle RAC

  • Works with any application, any Oracle versions

  • All your existing investment in tooling and best practices will work as is

  • ✕ Minimal support for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)

  • Some applications use database features not available from managed database services

  • Older Oracle releases may not be supported

  • ✕ Need to create new playbooks and runbooks


Pricing information

The pricing model for Bare Metal Solution for Oracle is subscription based. You can subscribe for right-sized hardware configurations with no up-front capital outlay. You can add capacity as your business needs evolve over time. Talk to your sales representative to learn more.


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