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BaaS Reviews

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Real User
Director of Research & Development
Sep 26 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides reliability and the confidence when a server disaster happens, that the product is actually doing what it says it's doing. For example, we have a backup of our servers. It's the only important thing in a backup software, at least... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can sleep at night. Seriously, that's important for an IT system's administrator, knowing that the data which we're doing our day-to-day business on is being backed up nightly. If we lost our software that we run on, it is around $120,000,... more»

What needs improvement?

They have cloud storage technology. The problem with it, it's slow. Say if all of our backups here failed, like the week back up locally to tape drives and different types of masses, and we store our data locally here where I'm at in RPI.... more»
Real User
Vice President Certus Cloud Solutions at Certus Solutions
Oct 30 2016

What is most valuable?

The short name for the solutions is called PaaS for SaaS. It's one of those names that roles off the tongue, but is not as east to type. Really what it is about is giving people access to the development tools on a cloud platform, so that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What's happened over the past few years is that people have really bought into the idea of moving to the cloud. One of those benefits of moving to the cloud is that you can't change it, therefore everybody is on the same release, the same... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle thought a lot about the integration with their products with their wider portfolio of products, their own premise applications. That's fine, where people are using a very straightforward integration but more and more you see people... more»

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Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle MCS is more than just a Mobile Backend as a Service solution. It is a complete eco-system for implementing mobile applications, covering typical standard features, like Notification Management, Offline Data Synchronization or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle MCS enables us to focus on most important part, when doing Mobile Backend development: implementing the needed business logic, which brings value to our customers. Technical details, like the interaction with Push Notification Services... more»

What needs improvement?

From my point of view, it would be desirable if Swagger would also be supported as a valid description format for custom APIs. Currently, there's only support for RAML. In addition, it would be good to include further security mechanisms,... more»
Real User
Managing Partner and CTO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of the product is the fact that I can write once, in my preferred coding language (Java) and deploy to multiple platforms. In the beginning the supported platforms were iOS and Android, but recently Oracle was able... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our Java developers can now build mobile apps for all platforms at once. For us, instead of having to hire iOS, Android and Windows developers, we can use our own pool of Java developers.

What needs improvement?

The first one is re-use. There are some concepts of re-use in MAF however, there could be more, and at a more granular level. Currently one can only re-use complete features, whereas it would be nice to also be able to re-use individual... more»
Real User
Senior Technology Consultant at Oracle India Pvt. Ltd
Nov 21 2016

What is most valuable?

* Java as a programming language * Drag n Drop/Declarative binding of the UI components with back end services * Out of the box support for Data Visualization components * With latest version, full read and write offline sync support *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With existing Java developers and minimum learning curve we are able to build Mobile Native applications. This avoided recruiting a separate team for mobile app development and training them. As we can deploy apps developed using MAF to... more»

What needs improvement?

Deployment and run time performances can be improved. Takes lot of time to support new versions of the OSes and platforms.
Real User
Owner at Bloom Technology Group
May 09 2018

What is most valuable?

We chose Acronis as our backup solution because of the diversity in the types of backups it can provide. One of my favorite features of the Acronis backup product is the ability to replicate the backups. Backup data can be replicated to a second, third, or even fourth data source.

What needs improvement?

One of the areas where the product could be improved is its online cloud backup. I do appreciate the way the product is easy to navigate, however, sometimes I have difficulty managing the security permissions on my backups.
Real User
Product Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

I would say compression, which was about 95% on the databases. The fact that the agent, which is installed on the system, can do Quality of Service. Therefore, I do not need to touch my firewall, especially when it is managed by the provider... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am from Perú, and IT departments are not very advanced here. Basically, it is way better than whatever we are used to using, tapes, etc.

What needs improvement?

The logs could be better. Logs through the website are just too simple and basic. For you to actually see the full logs, you have to use additional tools or even contact support so they can pull them with own tools.
Real User
Application Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle MAF allows deployment of a mobile app to both Android and iOS. It's one code base for both platforms.

How has it helped my organization?

It actually simplifies the development. For both platforms, we use one programming language, which is Java. It is easier for a developer to develop an app from scratch; it's pretty easy.

What needs improvement?

One of the features that would interest me would be mobile app analytics, which would allow us to track mobile app usage. I think they need to invest more into the functionality of this framework. That's one reason for my rating. Another... more»
Real User
Senior Developer at a tech services company
Jun 28 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features The hybrid framework and drag/drop features are the most valuable. With these features, it can eliminate some specific skills for specific platforms. For UI components, it's amazing enough to make it user-friendly. • Improvements to My Organization With the drag/drop, task flow, easy installation and others features, Oracle MAF can help the organization to make the mobile solution easy and quick. • Room for Improvement Performance and size of the applications produced can be improved. • Use of Solution I only joined the development of Oracle MAF around a month ago, but I have researched mobile application frameworks for around three months. • Scalability Issues There were no issues with the scalability. • Customer Service and Technical...
Real User
Lead Mobile Developer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 16 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features Deployment to multiple platforms with single codebase Oracle support access. • Improvements to My Organization Enabled easier transition into multiple mobile platforms. • Room for Improvement There is a lot of room for improvement. MAF has enabled ADF developers to work with mobile devices, but the way the framework works might be confusing to a newcomer. There is not a lot of third party literature on the framework. • Use of Solution I've been using it for 12 months. • Deployment Issues We had no issues deploying it. • Stability Issues There are some stability issues with the framework, some bugs can cause the mobile application to crash, and there are other visual bugs as well. • Scalability Issues We have had no issues scaling it for...
Real User
Enterprise Mobility Architect at avanttic Consultoría Tecnológica
Jul 17 2016

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features Very easy to use and start building apps for people with an Oracle ADF background. • Improvements to My Organization We've been using it to build our first mobile app POC for the company. • Use of Solution We've been using it for six months for POCs on a couple of products. • Stability Issues At the time we got it, the product was not very mature, but in the newer versions the framework has become much more mature/stable. • Customer Service and Technical Support 10/10 - Oracle support is one of the best in my opinion. • Previous Solutions Oracle Mobile Application Framework was the first solution of this type we tried. • Initial Setup Pretty easy if you have an Oracle ADF development background and you are familiar with tools like...
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Co-Founder & CEO at TALIUM
Oct 25 2016

What is most valuable?

* Quick cross-platform business mobile app development. * Built-in authentication support, on or offline. * Rich set of corporate-class UX components. * Taskflows - derived from Oracle ADF - are a unique and powerful dev feature for building and navigating through business apps. * Embeds a powerful mobile persistence framework for SQL database. * Embarks a JVM... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The MAF mobile extensions we have built for an ERP in the construction industry have brought huge added-value to users in the field. MAF was especially advantageous to enable both iOS and Android support, facilitate authentication/integration issues, simplify having an advanced offline support, and speed up all corporate-class developments, be them initial or... more»
Real User
VP IT at a recreational facilities and services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The high availability features are important, like it's a pretty dependable and reliable partner.

How has it helped my organization?

We feel like, as an internet company, we try to achieve 99.99% availability of our website for all users. Since we get fewer bounces in the system, it does provide reliability and availability for the website.

What needs improvement?

A few times, what we encountered is that when we need some things to be patched, or some security bugs, they are not available on time. We need to wait a lot for the patches to be available. So if the patch cycle can be quickened, that would... more»
Real User
Business Development - Cloud&OTT Sales at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 30 2017

What do you think of Acronis Backup Cloud?

Valuable Features It’s easy. We are resellers for small and medium businesses in this market segment, so we appreciate this feature. • Improvements to My Organization Provides automatic backup operations for middle sized servers and desktops. • Room for Improvement User interface Improvements: I think this needs to be done in the navigation path into the UIs, mainly for the reseller interfaces. Some useful options initially seem “hidden”, but instead they really exist. After the initial disorientation, however, the use is easier. • Use of Solution We have used this for two years. • Stability Issues In terms of stability, the agents probably need to be improved • Scalability Issues There were no scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical...
Real User
Senior Software Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service?

Valuable Features There are two primary features: Task Flows  Easy to link with web service. • Improvements to My Organization The Task Flow feature provides us with structure and navigation between AMX pages, both bounded and unbounded. • Room for Improvement They need to enhance it to allow older smartphones to work smoothly without hanging. • Deployment Issues We have had deployment issues with older smartphones. Otherwise, we have not had deployment issues. • Stability Issues There was some slowness on old devices, and it is hard to learn if you do not know ADF technology. • Scalability Issues We have had no issues scaling it.

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5-jährige Erfahrung mit Oracle Middleware Produkten gesammelt, insbesondere als Oracle ADF Berater in mehreren Projekten tätig. Konzeption und Entwicklung. Spezialgebiete: Schulung, Beratung, Oracle ADF, Oracle MAF, Java, Android
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