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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

This is just a fantastic platform for dipping your toes into new technologies or running parallel testing of tings like ETL’s and BI Tools. Storage is so cheap and you can switch things on and off at will to save costs. Even if you are a 1-server company just managing email and file storage, going virtual is simply the best option. We still have a few on-prem servers and old Oracle items that we are swiftly moving to eliminate because the cloud is just that much easier and cost effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.8
Microsoft Azure
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.8
Microsoft Azure

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
API
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure

Web Content Creation

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.5
Microsoft Azure
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Microsoft Azure
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Admin section
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Page templates
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
Library of website themes
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Publishing workflow
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Form generator
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
6.0
Microsoft Azure

Web Content Management

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.4
Microsoft Azure
Content taxonomy
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Microsoft Azure
SEO support
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
Bulk management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
9.0
Microsoft Azure
Community / comment management
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
8.0
Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Ease of building user interfaces
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Scalability
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Platform management overhead
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Workflow engine capability
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Platform access control
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Services-enabled integration
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Development environment creation
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.8
Development environment replication
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.8
Issue monitoring and notification
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Issue recovery
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Pros

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Perhaps the biggest advantage of Microsoft Azure is its ease of integration with other Microsoft products. If you're used to using Excel, Access, SQL Server, and other Microsoft products, Azure will fit in nicely.
  • Azure does a good job at pointing the user into user-friendly methods for data capture and analysis. In fact, I think Azure does the best job at this compared to competing tools.
  • Microsoft Azure has recently made strides in implementing advanced analytics, such as machine learning. Their advances are great and integrate nicely with the tool.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • Sometimes its a bit overwhelming as to the volume of functions
  • The layout could be more intuitive
  • While there are a lot of support docs it could be laid out a bit better to help you get where you need to go
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP) 10.0
Based on 8 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 Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.9
Based on 20 answers
Fairly easy to manage with a lot of small exceptions. Interface blades can seem to branch out many levels deep making changes and available settings difficult to find. There are seemingly endless and obscure gotchas and undocumented limitations and pitfalls that can only be realized after the fact.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 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 Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 21 answers
Microsoft products are well-known for 24x7 global coverage of customer support. They also sometimes come with a multiple support plan, which caters to different business requirements and needs. However, more support will also mean more cost to bare. Other than that, limited options in technical training sometimes make it quite challenging in finding the right talents for managing Microsoft Azure clouds and more dependency in Microsoft technical support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 2 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 Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

Google Cloud has a selection of products that are specific to machine-learning, but they are better for more specific use-cases like Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and other APIs. For our company, we were looking for APIs and cloud products that had a bit more flexibility in their interface, which is something that Azure offered for more of their products.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Our website isn't a revenue generator, so we don't have specific ROI calculations.
  • The new website is helping us move off of a legacy on-prem server environment. The reduction of cost in maintaining those will be beneficial.
  • We have had to invest in some training for our developers to learn Drupal.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Azure

  • This solution has allowed reduction of hardware costs. Virtualization is by far much less expensive than onsite platforms.
  • Buying and configuring systems is costly in terms of initial investment and specialized staff. Azure minimizes those costs.
  • Azure has created a positive impact on our business objectives in the sense that it has allowed system integrations to become available in a quicker time frame than typically expected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Microsoft Azure

Pricing Details

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General

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

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.1
Microsoft Azure
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Support Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Implementation Rating

Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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