Compare Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 12 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.8, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Puts the "scaffolding" in place and allows you to focus on the business solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Content Modifiers and mapping features help connect customers with services". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Platform. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.
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Pros
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.

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The mapping transformation allows us to connect our on-premise ECC to the cloud system.The integration flows are the most valuable feature of this solution.To be able to define multiple sub accounts in order to accommodate and separate development, test, and productive environments.Improved our speed to bring our mobile applications into productive use in a cost-effective way.

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Cons
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.

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Better connectivity to on-premise systems would help us to support older systems that are migrating to the cloud.I would like for it to have integration to GitHub.The product could be improved for consistent user interfaces.

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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.

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Licensing costs for this solution are based on the number of users and the bandwidth.

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1st
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
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34,462
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27,386
Reviews
13
Average Words per Review
546
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8.8
7th
out of 42 in PaaS Clouds
Views
8,835
Comparisons
7,880
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
533
Avg. Rating
7.7
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Also Known As
Windows Azure, AzureSAP HANA Cloud Platform
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Overview

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.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.

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Sample Customers
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.Siemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company18%
Manufacturing Company12%
Retailer12%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company34%
Non Profit10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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