IBM Bluemix vs Microsoft Azure

IBM Bluemix is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds vs Microsoft Azure which is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 22 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". IBM Bluemix is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Heroku. Microsoft Azure is most compared with Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform and SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
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The cost-benefit equation for Azure is very good, particularly for small applications. However, Microsoft should do much, much more to improve how costs are communicated and how to forecast them. The Azure Pricing Calculator is not useful.Pricing is very difficult to guesstimate. With so many a la carte options and individual pricing it can be a hassle to understand.If you are not aware of costs, pricing, etc., you can end up with a hefty bill. However, I found that the Azure price calculator is a valuable tool to use before starting to deploy VMs in Azure. This tool will give you an overview of the costs you should expect on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.Several thousand dollars and counting, we haven't needed to upgrade on premises hardware (In fact we eliminated all of the old on-premises hardware and run 100% on Azure) or pay for it's maintenance, power etc.Keep to PaaS to gain the optimal benefits from an OPEX finance and resource perspective.It’s necessary to use third party products or to use good self-management economic toolsBe careful with Azure Cool storage accounts; if you are dealing with high object counts, then it can be more economical to use Hot storage because of the high storage access costs associated with Cool.Make use of Azure pricing calculator and you will find out that Azure Is still more reasonable that the competition and do your research, when unclear speak with your MS support.

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Also Known AsWindows Azure, Azure
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Overview
Overview

The IBM Bluemix cloud platform helps you solve real problems and drive business value with applications, infrastructure and services.

  • Weaves together the services, infrastructure and data to rapidly bring your ideas to production.
  • Manages and scales your business from day 1 to year 105.
  • Simplifies the process of building systems that use data to understand, reason, and learn.

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersUvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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Software R&D Company
15%
Insurance Company
8%
Retailer
8%
Healthcare Company
8%
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Financial Services Firm
10%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Transportation Company
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Small Business
57%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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