Amazon AWS Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 09 2020

What is most valuable?

Because SAP is a part of ERP the features range from finance functions to manufacturing functions to quality control functions to procurement functions — anything you might need in development planning. So you can have tight integration between all the functions in which a manufacturing industry… more»

What needs improvement?

This is the latest offering by the SAP company. Of course, there are the pros and cons to on-premises deployment versus cloud deployment — especially as far as the infrastructure maintenance is concerned. There is not so much difference as far as activities are concerned. But having said that the… more»

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would give to people who want to use S/4HANA on AWS is that a specific study needs to be involved in the implementation process. It is what we call a discovery session. The idea is to discover all the independent needs for the use of the product. This includes things like the size… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are a lot of competitors coming into the market. The main organizations as far as IT or information technology companies are involved already. We have Infosys, there is Oracle, there is Siemens, there is Accenture, there is Cognizant — all of these are from the IT organizations' perspective… more»
Edgar Parra
Real User
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Azure Active Directory, Azure VMs, Azure network security groups (NSG), and monitoring endpoints across different regions to check how your platform operates from… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Azure is a platform which allows our organization to be agile. It very quickly provisions servers, infrastructure, and apps on the fly and complies with security… more»

What needs improvement?

Azure ARM console can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning. If you are not aware of costs, pricing, etc., you can end up with a hefty bill. However, I found that the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Use Azure price calculator before embarking on an Azure deployment. This will help you understand straight away what your cost expectations are on a regular basis. You can… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used AWS (Amazon Web Services), but mostly because I was involved in a project. AWS is also a great solution, but I found Azure was easier to use and it had a native… more»

What other advice do I have?

Run Azure on a 30 day trial and see how you feel about it, then make the decision to switch to the full Azure usage. You see the reason when you view the benefits of using… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to AWS, I also trialed Oracle Cloud (on a smaller scale) and it is great if you are running Oracle Databases. You can also stand up your VMs and build your… more»
Bruno Trigo
Real User
Executive Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Sep 08 2019

What is most valuable?

I believe it's the platform as a service from Oracle that is the most valuable aspect. Normally, all the Oracle native workloads are the ones that are being pushed to the cloud.

What needs improvement?

One of the main areas that might be improved is not the Oracle product itself, but more like the infrastructure as a service. Big Oracle clients will also have several workloads with Microsoft, SAP, and so on and that's forced the clients to have multi-cloud options because Oracle does not have yet have an all-inclusive offering like Google or Azure. The systems are all interconnected and we… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have some customers with private cloud services where they own the machines. We also work with customers that utilize the public cloud from Oracle for deploying applications and databases. I would rate Oracle products overall at an eight out of ten but this product at a seven out of ten simply because of not being able to easily deploy to other technologies.
Sameer Quraishi
Real User
Information Security Officer at Zamil
Sep 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution offers many features and it is a complete replica of our data center. The one thing that is very high level is that it covers multiple regions to host our application. You don't have to… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have identity access management. If someone is accessing any application, I should know about it. I think Oracle does have that feature, but with Amazon all the roles are privileged… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Costing depends on if you have an existing license for the application and for the operating system. You can bring your own license and use regular licenses. So they have options. I think Amazon is… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked on Amazon and Oracle, both cloud providers.

What other advice do I have?

I believe the developers are busy improving the solution. It's like they don't have as many features as other providers, so it takes time and they are doing their best. If you are just moving the ERP… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried the Amazon but there were some compatibility issues. The operating system versions didn't comply and that is why we chose Oracle. The cloud is getting more mature every day, advancing quickly… more»
AnthonyAbah
Real User
Programmer at WML
Dec 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The Firebase hosting and the automated authentication service, as well as the cloud functionality, are the solution's most valuable features. The documentation and guides for implementation are very… more»

What needs improvement?

The cold start-up of the cloud function needs to speed up. For me personally, I'm not experienced in anything there, however, I've just read online it's a problem.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is free up to a certain point. You don't have to add your credit card until you exceed the limits allowed.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Jelastic but the pricing was poor. I switched to Google because it is free up to a certain point.

What other advice do I have?

I'm using the latest online version of the solution, which is public cloud-based. I can develop the solution offline if I like. I go offline to develop the solution and then I'll go online again to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did evaluate other options, including Amazon AWS, but I had difficulty. I'd subscribe using my credit card and they'd deduct my money but I would not get any codes to authenticate. After a long… more»
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