Compare Alibaba Cloud vs. SAP S/4HANA on AWS

Alibaba Cloud is ranked 13th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review while SAP S/4HANA on AWS is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.0, while SAP S/4HANA on AWS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "Good pricing and security, but lacks decent performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S/4HANA on AWS writes "Maturity may be a problem for this solution and the user base even though it is based on older, solid products". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase and DigitalOcean, whereas SAP S/4HANA on AWS is most compared with SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Virtustream xStream.
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The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.

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This product is currently the leading product within this category.The HANA database is a valuable featureI like that they are very familiar with our VM which makes it easy to use.The Fiori interface is the most valuable feature. It's one of the highlights that they offer. The in-memory of S4 is very fast.This product is much better than most of the other products in this categaory as far as financial capabilities.There are two main features that we find very valuable. One is the interface and the new user experience. That's really, really helpful for the end-user. The second is the HANA database itself because it speeds up the process. In other solutions, like Oracle, there is a lot of redundancy that slows things down.This solution has one of the most modern databases and it is very stable.

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From a performance point of view, Huawei and Azure are faster. Alibaba isn't as good.

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The product could use more capabilities in the areas of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, but these improvements are already on the way.Doesn't have a common development environment.I would like for them to have more integration with virtualization platforms.Not just S4 but for SAP in general, the price is a little high because they have implemented a new licensing scheme on a number of connections. The price being too expensive is some of the feedback we get from our customers.The GUI is age-old, the pricing is too high for hardware and older customizations are not working consistently.The solution needs a warehouse management feature. Right now, there's a built-in WM, but they don't have an EWM extended warehouse management built-in, in S/4HANA. It's a separate product. So if they can add that, that would be great.This solution is very resource-intensive, including high memory and CPU utilization.

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The licensing of the product is reasonable but the cost of the hardware is exorbitant.Licensing fees are on an annual basis.

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Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

SAP customers of all sizes can fully realize all the benefits of the SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud. With SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud you can:

  • Achieve faster time to value with the AWS on-demand infrastructure
  • Rapidly provision infrastructure for SAP S/4HANA with no upfront cost or long-term commitment
  • Pay for only what you need Don't spend upfront costs purchasing hardware for what you can't forecast
  • Test and evaluate SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition with a free trial offering from SAP on AWS
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Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, BlogmintBrigade Group, DoHome, Royal FloraHolland
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