Amazon AWS Competitors and Alternatives

Get our free report covering Red Hat, Google, SAP, and other competitors of Amazon AWS. Updated: September 2019.
371,917 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Read reviews of Amazon AWS competitors and alternatives

Edgar Parra
Real User
Technical Delivery Manager 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Marko Adzic
Real User
Director Private Sector Software Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The main feature for us is that the tools are all in one place and that you don't have to bother with the backend system and the infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

We tried to save costs by cutting some unnecessary operational things in the infrastructure and in the backend.

What needs improvement?

As we were not able to calculate the amount of traffic and the bandwidth, we were not able to calculate the pricing accurately. There was no way of knowing how the rise in… more»

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

It is not easy to calculate the cost per copy, use or if the load rose dramatically we did not know how that would impact the final price. The pricing for the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are using Mircosoft Azure in parallel with Google Firebase.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product for prototyping, with a nice interface and is easy to work with, but difficult to predict the cost. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, including AWS, and one more platform based in Python.
SantoshPoudel
Real User
Engineer at Emerson Network Power
Sep 26 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is very accessible and you can deploy applications from remote locations.

What needs improvement?

This solution can be very slow, which was a big problem for us. Deploying applications took a long time. I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution. It was very complex.

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

We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We also use Amazon Cloud. In the past, I was using Google Cloud, Amazon, and IBM Bluemix (now IBM Cloud). I compared all of them and found that IBM Cloud was the best product. Amazon is a little more stable than the others.

What other advice do I have?

There was a mix of versions in our project, with some people using the trial version and others using the paid version of this solution. I think that the full, paid version was better. This product is very good because it is accessible in… more»
Get our free report covering Red Hat, Google, SAP, and other competitors of Amazon AWS. Updated: September 2019.
371,917 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Sign Up with Email