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GitLab and Oracle Expand Strategic Collaboration With AI/ML Offering 


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

Customers can now 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.

“AI and ML functionalities continue to evolve and impact how developers work, allowing them to deliver on innovation promises faster. Using automation technologies to drive velocity has been a core pillar of DevSecOps since its inception,” said Jim Mercer, Research Vice President of DevOps and DevSecOps at IDC. “The partnership between GitLab and Oracle recognises the importance of offering customers tools to create secure, efficient DevSecOps environments.”

Range of Benefits for DevSecOps Teams

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

Running workloads on OCI provides organisations with the scalability, security and reliability they need to help accelerate innovation and drive growth. This 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 are becoming critical components of many organisations’ strategies to drive innovation and enhance customer experiences.

The GitLab 2022 DevSecOps Survey found that AI/ML adoption is trending upward. In fact, 24% of respondents report that they use AI/ML, up from 12% the previous year. GitLab’s upcoming 2023 DevSecOps Report shows an even higher interest in AI/ML over the next three years. As much as 65% of developers use AI/ML for tasks like testing. However, running AI/ML workloads can be complex and resource-intensive, requiring significant compute resources, data storage and specialised software tools.

“Oracle is proud to provide organisations with the high-performance and cost-effective foundation they require to build innovative, secure cloud applications. GitLab’s focus on efficiency and speed aligns with our goals. Together we aim to help customers ship applications faster, streamline their toolchains, and reduce costs while fully taking advantage of AI and ML,” said Leo Leung, Vice President at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Technology.


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

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