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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The automated connectors to some of our critical enterprise systems are an important feature. These are very large, critical, global HCM systems.""Microsoft Azure is an optimized solution when we compare it to any other particular cloud solution.""The most valuable feature is the instant availability of resources.""The monitoring features are very good.""The technical support has been excellent.""Everything is very good by way of performance.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.""User interface and portal are great."

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"Oracle does well when it comes to data privacy and security, which are critical.""Oracle offers more of the basic functionality needs.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the high level of performance for the databases.""They seem to be more readily integrating with Azure, which is great.""The security on the solution is very good.""Just having the many options and features offered by the product through the cloud is a major benefit.""I like having the ability to easily run Oracle Linux server instances and to deploy Oracle Middleware and WebLogic servers. Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service products are also very useful, and we're using those right now within Oracle OCI.""Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is about as stable as the other CSPs, but Oracle Cloud is more common in Korea."

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Cons
"In the next release, I would like to see better security.""Onboarding customers is a challenge. Sometimes our customers don't know how to deal with the cloud environment. Maybe the customers are more comfortable with the old-fashioned on-premise environment.""I would like to see this solution support integration.""The level of authorization or authorization cascading can be improved. We have the most powerful admins and then we have sub-admins, but the level of authorization is not that easy to handle or manage.""Integrate as a service. A lot of Microsoft software licensing options aren’t yet in Azure. Also, the ability to integrate with other technologies, such as other options on the market based on RISC Technologies.""Because it has a lot of features, a person just coming into Microsoft Azure might feel that it is a bit complex.""The solution could improve by providing better tutorials and documentation.""The solution could improve by providing a better user interface and more organized workflows."

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"The initial setup can be a bit complex.""Lacking in additional PaaS services.""In a future release, they could improve by adding some form of machine learning and artificial intelligence.""I think that there could be a more user-friendly environment when it comes to the options that Oracle presents through the Oracle Cloud Platform.""I work with many clouds and I would say, in comparison, others have a better presentation of services and they have clearer steps in terms of implementation.""The product could use some more development and maturity so it has more peripheral functionality already integrated.""The solution isn't very mature. The on-premises deployment has more features and the cloud needs to work to match those options.""Specific to the Oracle Cloud; while they have been able to showcase inbuilt features for Oracle applications, what doesn't really come across clearly is what happens when you want to host, work with, or integrate with applications outside of the Oracle stack."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually."
  • "Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers."
  • "The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS."
  • "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 cost is a little high and can be more competitive."
  • "Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."
  • "The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."
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  • "There is a subscription cost rather than licensing for this product."
  • "On a monthly basis, we pay around $2,500 for licensing fees, with no additional costs. We do pay extra licensing for other on-premises solutions, but these are not related to Oracle Cloud Platform."
  • "The price is fair, but we have to manage it to keep it low."
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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.

    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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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Energy/Utilities Company17%
    Logistics Company17%
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    Government5%
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    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Large Enterprise52%
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    Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 176 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 10 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while Oracle Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Cloud Platform writes "Flexibility in supporting different capabilities and integrations make this excellent for moving to the cloud". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase, IBM Public Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with IBM Public Cloud, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report.

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