NoelDillaneManaging Director at ITdirector.ie
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The security is the most valuable feature, in particular, the way I can give different access to different areas to different people, so you can really fine-tune access for different users."
"The scalability is good."
"The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication."
"We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there."
"The data factory feature."
"The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately."
"It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors."
"The most valuable features are the interface and customizability."
"I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."
"The user interface for the systems that you build can use some improvement because as it is now, you have to do a lot of HTML and CSS to make it look modern."
"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security."
"The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified."
"Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified."
"Auto ML could be improved technically."
"There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts."
"They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good."
"Dashboards and reporting could be improved."
"Azure could be made more user-friendly."
"This product has really good value, as it doesn't have a per-user cost, there's a flat fee."
"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually."
"Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers."
"The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS."
"Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy."
"It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription."
"The cost is a little high and can be more competitive."
"Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."
"The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."
Knack helps non-programmers easily build beautiful, data-driven web apps. Data can be imported from spreadsheets and converted to an online database. Tools like search, forms, and tables are used to build web apps that work with the data. Apps can be published to any site and adapt to the surrounding design. Multiple versions can be published to different sites and for different audiences. Developers can extend these apps with a RESTful API, custom CSS, and JS event handlers.
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.
Knack is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 130 reviews. Knack is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Knack writes "Flexible and granular security options, good filtering, and the pricing model is cost-effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Knack is most compared with Caspio, Zoho Creator, Microsoft PowerApps, Amazon AWS and Mendix, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Public Cloud.
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