Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
The incorporation of several kinds of storage, such as SSD Premium, enhanced the performance of machines.
Azure has improved my organization because it is a new technology and so the customers who don't have enough knowledge about the cloud delegate the administration of their cloud infrastructure to us. We incorporate and add a new service to our product lineup about how to manage their Azure. It impacts our business because we're able to incorporate this new service.
Much more intuitive and more visual than AWS. More obvious where things are and how to change their configurations, etc.
Being able to set up, change and configure VMs is easy - a lot easier than in AWS.
Feedback and error messages make much more sense in Azure than in AWS.
It was easy to deploy our applications on it.
Azure has the best website amongst all cloud computing platforms. It is simple to utilize, and one can release nearly anything, from app services to host sites.
I come from the DBA side so for me it's the easy maintenance; backups are very easy as well.
I find the interface to be great.
Technical support is good. We are partners with Oracle so we are always speaking with them.
In terms of features, upgradeability to the latest version of Oracle suites has been a good feature. All we have to do is just patching or an upgrade, it's pretty easy. Then, it gets regularly updated. That's what I like about it.
What I like most about Oracle Cloud Platform is the ease of getting data in and out of the cloud, and the affordable licensing.
I like that the program is flexible. I can use it to write Java scripts. I also like the website, because it constantly updates me on things, like artificial intelligence, and the latest technology. I read the articles, on the latest technology that programmers can use.
Apart from the licensing, there's support from Oracle Cloud Platform which improved our day to day operations. Time is reduced. Based on this service, we are able to scale up dependent applications as quickly as we can.
The deployment is most valuable feature.
The most important features are the turnkey solutions offered by Oracle. These ease the administration of Oracle Databases.
Virtual networks might be improved by adding more rules for the validation of protocols and peripheral elements in security assurance.
The interface is not easy to use. I'd like to see them develop a better interface, more graphical information about the resource and the consumer.
There are a number of services offered by AWS that are not yet available on Azure.
We have faced some challenges trying to deploy a new ESP application.
Establishing the account in the beginning was very difficult.
I would like to see more databases on the cloud, what they call today Big Data should be there.
Scalability is definitely in need of improvement. Azure is a very good solution but it still lacks the performance of other cloud platforms.
Azure does not handle scalability as well as its competitors. Sometimes a 10 percent increase in a server with 20 percent of CPU usage pushes the server up to 100 percent load, and you start having performance issues.
Technical support could be more responsive.
The main issue for the clients is that they need to understand the credit payments because if it's a currency that's not dollars or euros, Oracle will always convert it into credits and that's not easy for the customer to understand at the beginning.
The packaging part of the software needs improvement. It lacks customization abilities for users. Giving them VMs for machine learning or running their own programs like Azure and Amazon, for example. Things like scalability based on the requirement of the tools. Oracle still lacks these kinds of things. For example, if you need a VM from Oracle, you need to pay for a monthly fee. They started developing containership but it's still at the initial stage and it's still lacking. They also need to develop integration between packages.
The technical support is really bad, because their reaction time is extremely slow.
There's one app I have to install on my device, the Articulate Player app. It's only available on Apple and Android, but it's not available for Windows. I can't run the program on my desktop, to use it to learn Java.
With the Oracle Cloud Platform, they have to give first some proper documentation with a step-by-step process. Then the customer is able to use it properly. Nowadays, the Oracle Cloud Platform requires lots of floor work.
The setup was not simple.
Customer service could be improved.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It's a very expensive machine and I would like for them to improve the price. There are smaller sized competitors who offer cheaper prices.
The pricing is very competitive.
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 not that expensive. I think it's maybe half or one-fourth of our actual on-prem cost, especially in Oracle Data Integrator. It's pretty cheap. Maybe around $30,000 or $40,000 per month.
Make sure you read the fine print.
My ROI has increased.
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Also Known As
|Windows Azure, Azure|
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.
The Oracle Cloud Platform (also known as Platform as a Service or PaaS) provides a shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidation of existing applications and new application development and deployment. The Oracle Cloud Platform delivers cost savings through standardization and higher utilization of the shard platform across multiple applications.
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