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Researched Microsoft Azure but chose Oracle Cloud Platform: Very robust, with competitive pricing, but needs better integration capabilities
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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The most valuable feature is the interface.
It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use.
The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is that it is easy to use.
Reliable with ease of provisional services.
I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.
The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.
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 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.
Just having the many options and features offered by the product through the cloud is a major benefit.
Overall, there are some very good features on Oracle and it offers good customization capabilities.
The environment is super fast so you get all the underlying machines behind the data. It's a good processing machine, especially in the Generation Two Cloud.
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.
The price could be improved as well as the interface speed, and technical support.
Stability can suffer in the context of a large architecture.
The pricing can be reduced.
More expensive than other solutions without justification.
Azure could be made more user-friendly.
Dashboards and reporting could be improved.
They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.
There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.
The product could use some more development and maturity so it has more peripheral functionality already integrated.
Technical support does not offer the best service and should be improved.
The solution requires tighter integration capabilities.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.
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 pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.
Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.
The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.
Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.
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.
There is a subscription cost rather than licensing for this product.
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.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It was very user-friendly when setting up the virtual machines and console. It was an easy task for my team to create virtual servers and start replications.
Top Answer: It should have cost optimization tools. Customers are required to use third-party applications to avoid usage complications. Also, charging on downloads is not a good option, especially when it moves… more »
Top Answer: Implementation of Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, where we used Carbonite Availability as the primary tool and Microsoft Azure as secondary/target location. Real-time replication… more »
Top Answer: The environment is super fast so you get all the underlying machines behind the data. It's a good processing machine, especially in the Generation Two Cloud.
Top Answer: We're looking at a pay-as-you-go option for licensing. Ultimately, we're likely to pay monthly. In terms of comparing the solution to Azure, the pricing is pretty competitive.
Top Answer: The Generation One Cloud doesn't have a great interface. We're using Generation Two and it's much better. We have not tried it yet, but Azure integration would help a lot. Nowadays, it's all about… more »
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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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