Compare Microsoft Azure vs. SAP S/4HANA on AWS

Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 10 reviews while SAP S/4HANA on AWS is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 9.0, while SAP S/4HANA on AWS is rated 7.8. 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 S/4HANA on AWS writes "Maturity may be a problem for this solution and the user base even though it is based on older, solid products". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas SAP S/4HANA on AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and Virtustream xStream. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP S/4HANA on AWS 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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This product is currently the leading product within this category.The HANA database is a valuable featureI like that they are very familiar with our VM which makes it easy to use.The Fiori interface is the most valuable feature. It's one of the highlights that they offer. The in-memory of S4 is very fast.This product is much better than most of the other products in this categaory as far as financial capabilities.There are two main features that we find very valuable. One is the interface and the new user experience. That's really, really helpful for the end-user. The second is the HANA database itself because it speeds up the process. In other solutions, like Oracle, there is a lot of redundancy that slows things down.This solution has one of the most modern databases and it is very stable.

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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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The product could use more capabilities in the areas of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, but these improvements are already on the way.Doesn't have a common development environment.I would like for them to have more integration with virtualization platforms.Not just S4 but for SAP in general, the price is a little high because they have implemented a new licensing scheme on a number of connections. The price being too expensive is some of the feedback we get from our customers.The GUI is age-old, the pricing is too high for hardware and older customizations are not working consistently.The solution needs a warehouse management feature. Right now, there's a built-in WM, but they don't have an EWM extended warehouse management built-in, in S/4HANA. It's a separate product. So if they can add that, that would be great.This solution is very resource-intensive, including high memory and CPU utilization.

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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.

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The licensing of the product is reasonable but the cost of the hardware is exorbitant.Licensing fees are on an annual basis.

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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 customers of all sizes can fully realize all the benefits of the SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud. With SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud you can:

  • Achieve faster time to value with the AWS on-demand infrastructure
  • Rapidly provision infrastructure for SAP S/4HANA with no upfront cost or long-term commitment
  • Pay for only what you need Don't spend upfront costs purchasing hardware for what you can't forecast
  • Test and evaluate SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition with a free trial offering from SAP on AWS
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BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.Brigade Group, DoHome, Royal FloraHolland
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Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company14%
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Transportation Company9%
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Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company8%
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