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Acquia

If your organization requires you to implement a multi-site architecture, Acquia is one of the few cloud hosting options that makes this easy for Drupal websites. You can easily create a new database through their web UI, update your site's files, and add domains to each environment. This process is simplified even further through the use of another product, Acquia Cloud Site Factory.
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Oracle Content Marketing

Oracle is great for a very basic blog. The look of ours was designed and built on the back end/code side, so I'm not sure if there are a lot of clean, modern templates like you see in a lot of blogs today to choose from or not. It has been great having a number of authors who can write content directly in the platform and then submit it to our content managers for scheduling and publishing. I think the biggest issue people may have with it is the look of the interface. It needs an update.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.6
Oracle Content Marketing
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.6
Oracle Content Marketing

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Oracle Content Marketing
API
Acquia
8.9
Oracle Content Marketing
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Oracle Content Marketing

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Oracle Content Marketing
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Oracle Content Marketing
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
Oracle Content Marketing
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
Oracle Content Marketing
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Oracle Content Marketing
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Oracle Content Marketing
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Oracle Content Marketing
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.9
Oracle Content Marketing
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Oracle Content Marketing

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Oracle Content Marketing
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Oracle Content Marketing
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Oracle Content Marketing
Bulk management
Acquia
7.8
Oracle Content Marketing
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Oracle Content Marketing
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Oracle Content Marketing

Content Creation

Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.0
Ideation
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.3
Approval workflows
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
8.1
Content collaboration
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.4
Content calendar
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.1
Network for content licensing/production
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.0

Content Publishing

Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.6
Content hub
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.7
Forms / Gated content
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.0
Embedded CTAs
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.0
Content distribution
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.9
Content promotion
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.1
Content automation
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.9

Content Reporting & Analytics

Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.5
Audience profiling and targeting
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.1
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.3
Content performance analytics
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
7.1
Campaign optimization dashboard
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.8
Competitive analytics
Acquia
Oracle Content Marketing
6.3

Pros

  • 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.
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  • Powerful and feature-rich
  • Strong analytics
  • Good integration with other Oracle platforms
  • Set up the workflows once and forget them
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Cons

  • Not much
  • Send us free candy
  • Continue doing what they are doing
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  • Templates are a good thing, but hard to set up and require a lot of work. (Other Oracle tools are more user-friendly when it comes to template design.)
  • While they did a good job updating the interface, I still believe more work can be done to make it more user-friendly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner
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Oracle Content Marketing8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, and supporting several permutations, the CM suite is an excellent solution for a mid to large size business. It's meant to be used by a team, and the functionality can work across websites and landing pages. There's also the high benefit of translation management, providing support for localized products.
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Usability

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Oracle Content Marketing10.0
Based on 1 answer
It has never been down since we have used this software.
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Support

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Oracle Content Marketing10.0
Based on 1 answer
To be perfectly honest, every one of my concerns and problems has been handled by the support team in a very timely manner. If they could not fix my issue they assured me it be addressed in future updates.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Oracle Content Marketing6.0
Based on 1 answer
Don't forget about customer service once you have a closed the sale with a customer. Oracle seemed to not care about our needs/timeline after we gave them our Purchase Order
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Pantheon for almost as long as I have used Acquia. Many colleges and universities will use sub-sites in Drupal either as a separator for each department, or possibly for targeted marketing campaigns. One of the biggest reason we tend to use Acquia over Pantheon for these clients is that Pantheon does not support Drupal sub-sites. So, there is an added cost to the client each time they want to spin up another site based on their base Drupal installation. The admin UI for Pantheon is similar to Acquia's, but they take a more hands-on / hands-off approach when it comes to core Drupal upgrades. Pantheon uses their own software called Terminus to help interface between the developer and the server. By them managing the Drupal core files, you, as a developer just need to understand that you can not update your copy of the site locally, when an updated version of Drupal is released. All of your custom and contributed modules are your responsibility (as they should be), but you just need to be aware that your commits will be rejected if they contain core Drupal updates.
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While OCM was a lot more money, they were able to prove to us that they are a much better solution to use and worth the extra cost. The reporting, capabilities along with the analytics that was easy to download was a big discussion factor for us.
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Return on Investment

  • Team time spent on deployment process is greatly reduced.
  • Reliable and scalable environment.
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  • None so far yet, we've just implemented it, and there were no alternative systems yet in Wolters Kluwer.
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Pricing Details

Acquia

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

Oracle Content Marketing

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