Oracle, NVIDIA Partner For Enterprise AI
October 19, 2022
their longstanding alliance, Oracle and NVIDIA started a multi-year partnership
to help customers solve business challenges with accelerated computing and AI.
The collaboration aims to bring the full NVIDIA accelerated computing stack—from
GPUs to systems to software—to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
OCI is adding tens of thousands more NVIDIA GPUs, including the A100 and
upcoming H100, to its capacity. Combined with OCI’s AI cloud infrastructure of
bare metal, cluster networking, and storage, this provides enterprises a broad,
easily accessible portfolio of options for AI training and deep learning
inference at scale.
“To drive long-term success in today’s business environment, organizations need
answers and insight faster than ever,” said Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle. “Our
expanded alliance with NVIDIA will deliver the best of both companies’ expertise
to help customers across industries – from healthcare and manufacturing to
telecommunications and financial services – overcome the multitude of challenges
Accelerated computing and AI are key to tackling rising costs in every aspect of
operating businesses,” said Jensen Huang, CEO and founder, NVIDIA. “Enterprises
are increasingly turning to cloud-first AI strategies that enable fast
development and scalable deployment. Our partnership with Oracle will put NVIDIA
AI within easy reach for thousands of companies.”
NVIDIA AI Coming to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
and Oracle have been serving enterprises together for years with accelerated
computing instances and software available via OCI. With the full NVIDIA AI
platforms available on OCI instances, the extended partnership is designed to
accelerate AI-powered innovation for a broad range of industries to better serve
customers and support sales.
NVIDIA AI Enterprise, the globally adopted software of the NVIDIA AI platform,
includes essential processing engines for each step of the AI workflow, from
data processing and AI model training to simulation and large-scale deployment.
NVIDIA AI enables organizations to develop predictive models to automate
business processes and gain rapid business insights with applications such as
conversational AI, recommender systems, computer vision and more. The parties
plan to make an upcoming release of NVIDIA AI Enterprise available on OCI,
providing customers with easy access to NVIDIA’s accelerated, secure and
scalable platform for end-to-end AI development and deployment
Additionally, Oracle is now offering early access to NVIDIA RAPIDS™ acceleration
for Apache Spark data processing on the OCI Data Flow fully-managed Apache Spark
service. Data processing is one of the top cloud computing workloads. To support
this demand, OCI Data Science plans to offer support for OCI bare metal shapes,
including BM.GPU.GM4.8 with NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs across managed notebook
sessions, jobs, and model deployment.
NVIDIA Clara™, a healthcare AI and HPC application framework for medical
imaging, genomics, natural language processing, and drug discovery, is also
coming soon. Oracle and NVIDIA are additionally collaborating on new
AI-accelerated Oracle Cerner offerings for healthcare, which span analytics,
clinical solutions, operations, patient management systems and more.