Microsoft Azure Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
User at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 10 2020

What is most valuable?

It's a very robust solution, especially for the environment that you move onto the cloud. It's quick and easy to access, and easy to manage. Everything is governed by Oracle itself, including backups… more»

What needs improvement?

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»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've personally worked on Amazon Cloud Services. I'm certified in it. We're currently in the evaluation stage of a few different products.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. We're new to the cloud, so we need more time to evaluate its capabilities.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've been evaluating AWS, Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
Marko Adzic
Real User
User at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The main feature for us is that the tools are all in one place and that you don't have to bother with the backend system and the infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

We tried to save costs by cutting some unnecessary operational things in the infrastructure and in the backend.

What needs improvement?

As we were not able to calculate the amount of traffic and the bandwidth, we were not able to calculate the pricing accurately. There was no way of knowing how the rise in… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is not easy to calculate the cost per copy, use or if the load rose dramatically we did not know how that would impact the final price. The pricing for the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are using Mircosoft Azure in parallel with Google Firebase.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product for prototyping, with a nice interface and is easy to work with, but difficult to predict the cost. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, including AWS, and one more platform based in Python.
Consultant
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Dec 24 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like the most is that we can convert databases into a proper multi-dimensional model, then we can project with the integration with Power BI.

What needs improvement?

Based on our customer's feedback, we have to see how we can get more from it. The initial setup should be simplified. The stability needs to be improved to be able to handle large amounts of data. I have not yet found full documentation available for implementing the server, the database… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we were using Azure Cloud.

What other advice do I have?

We have not yet explored all features and would have to check with the admin team for the additional requirements to further explore what additional features we may need for business cases. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Consultant
User at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Feb 04 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data.

What needs improvement?

The functionality of the interface can be difficult. Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information. Security, authentification, and logs need to be improved. In the next release, I would like to see better navigation, better usability, clearness, and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we were using Microsoft iOS. When using 3D, Microsoft is an easier tool to use. iOS is a complex tool to understand. Also, Microsoft support is better.

What other advice do I have?

The decision is with the customer and what they want. We have had bad experiences or negative ones in performance and with the functionality. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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