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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Microsoft Azure

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    13 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    13 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    13 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    13 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Acquia Digital Experience Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Microsoft Azure is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    84%
    37 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    86 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    90%
    9 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Azure

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Availability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    91%
    1 Rating
    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.6

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    76%
    20 Ratings

    Microsoft Azure

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Well suited for rapid development of applications and sites, ease of maintenance, security enhancements, and ease of patching. Drupal for global enterprise content strategy i.e. industrial robustness. DevOps is there but needs to be easier to integrate with other vendors. In my experience, Acquia Digital Experience Platform doesn't support well data-driven process definition, setup, and management from an application standpoint. In production, we expected the production environment to be separated from the non-production environnement, which was only possible at the logical level and not at the network level.
    Olivier Parriche | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
    Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Easy to manage multiple environments and a team of Site Developers and Site Administrators
    • Easy and intuitive to conduct deployments, back-ups, rollbacks of code, databases, and files
    • Useful add-ons such as Solr Search, Security, Site Monitoring, Migration tools, etc.
    • Excellent and responsive support
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
    • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
    • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
    • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Using the platform is not for the faint of heart. It takes some understanding of how a back-end system technology works to be able to get anything done or even know where to go.
    • Being able to verify DNS services is not easy to do. A digital market is required to do this with Facebook or Google from time to time but it is hidden from the non-tech user. I need to find a tech expert to do a simple task that is holding up the quality of our digital advertising. This is the way the digital world works and these capabilities need to be exposed and easy to verify by non-tech users quickly without the possibility of disrupting the system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
    • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
    • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
    Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Microsoft Azure

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree1
    Developer$291
    Standard$1001
    Professional Direct$10001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.0
    Based on 9 answers
    As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
    Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 10.0
    Based on 15 answers
    Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.6
    Based on 28 answers
    Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 6.8
    Based on 4 answers
    It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The team is always there to support any issue. We had an issue around adding more code into the system and they supported us all the way through.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.8
    Based on 47 answers
    Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia [Digital Experience Platform]'s offering is much for extendable, flexible, and scalable. The security is far beyond WP and it is much easier to extend than Magento was. Being able to have access to all these tools at an enterprise level, but still have them remain open source is really a huge advantage in my mind.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
    Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 7.6
    Based on 20 answers
    We do not use any of the proprietary features from Acquia [Digital Experience Platform], like Site Factory, that enable this. (I am allergic to proprietary.) But Drupal is inherently scaleable via multisite, and things like Single Sign On via contrib modules.
    Maria Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Acquia has a positive impact on our internal ROI for our own website.
    • Most of our clients also see a positive impact on ROI when using Acquia for their web platform. This does change based on the cost of the Acquia instance.
    • Acquia allows us to save time and money on client projects, allowing us to increase our margins.
    Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    • Brings down Capex to customers.
    • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
    • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
    João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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