GitLab, Oracle Expand Strategic Collaboration

GitLab Inc., a comprehensive DevSecOps platform for software innovation, and Oracle Corporation, a global technology leader, today announces the general availability of an offering that expands shared artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) functionalities.

Customers now can run AI and ML workloads with GPU-enabled GitLab runners on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). GitLab strives to meet customers where they are, and this collaboration with OCI provides streamlined access to GitLab runners for Oracle users.

Customers benefit from OCI’s high-performance, built-in security and distributed cloud capabilities, giving them the flexibility to access and deploy cloud services wherever they need them, including on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Running workloads on OCI provides organizations with the scalability, security and reliability they need to help accelerate innovation and drive growth. The collaboration also allows joint customers to connect an existing GitLab instance, regardless of where it is hosted, to a GitLab runner hosted on OCI.

With the exponential growth of data and computing power, AI and ML is becoming a critical component of many organizations’ strategies to drive innovation and enhance customer experiences.

The GitLab 2022 DevSecOps Survey found that AI/ML adoption is trending upward, with 24 percent of respondents reporting they use AI/ML, up from 12 percent the previous year.

GitLab’s upcoming 2023 DevSecOps Report shows a higher interest in AI/ML over the next three years, with 65 percent of developers using AI/ML for tasks like testing. However, running AI/ML workloads can be complex and resource-intensive, requiring significant compute resources, data storage and specialized software tools.

The offering with OCI can cut down the time and labor of developers working on those workloads. This enables developers to leverage the power of GPUs for faster model training and inference, which can result in better performance and better user experiences.

GitLab is available to Oracle customers through Oracle Cloud Marketplace, enabling joint customers to create a resilient, high-performance DevOps environment.