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Acquia

In my experience, if you have a talented team of Drupal developers or even a single Drupal developer who has a firm grasp of Drupal, and you are an enterprise-level business or entity, there is no better solution out there. Although I failed to mention cost previously, which is certainly a consideration. If you are serious about your site and you have thousands or hundreds of thousands of site-visitors, the cost may not be an obstacle. For smaller organizations, or non-profits/NGOs, the cost may be prohibitive and you may want to explore a less expensive vendor, such as my second-choice, Pantheon, or even RackSpace (I live in San Antonio, and a good portion of the San Antonio Drupal User's Group is made up of some extremely talented Drupal developers; so I had to include them in here somewhere).
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Quick Base

For us, Quick Base gets used when we want to collaborate across companies (or even distant offices internally), when we have a need for a database come up on very short notice, and/or when we expect the needs of the application to frequently change. Quick Base allows us to manage all of those things easily, and we have not found another solution that does so.We don't use Quick Base if there are very complicated rules for data integrity, relationships, triggers, etc. We also don't use it to generate complex reports, although the data often resides in QB.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.8
Quick Base
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
Quick Base

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Quick Base
API
Acquia
9.0
Quick Base
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Quick Base

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Quick Base
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Quick Base
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Quick Base
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Quick Base
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Quick Base
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Quick Base
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Quick Base
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Quick Base
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Quick Base

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Quick Base
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Quick Base
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Quick Base
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Quick Base
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Quick Base
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Quick Base

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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  • Quick Base is easy to change, allowing us to adapt to our clients' changing needs. It's even so easy that sometimes project managers can make the changes themselves, rather than relying on a person dedicated to software development.
  • We don't have to worry about hosting and security. We can simply use it and share it with collaborators without going through all the red tape of exposing an internal server to outside parties.
  • The features of Quick Base allow us to do almost everything we need natively, so there's rarely a need to build custom solutions or hire third-party developers.
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Cons

  • Admin interface could use some work
  • I wish we could host non-Drupal stuff on the cloud
  • Node.js support would be great
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  • It's a database but we would like to use the tool for analytics due the type of information we have in it.
  • They're working on a true mobile app now but that has been something we have wanted.
  • System reports could used some better formatting.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Fast, reliable and tailored to Drupal.
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Quick Base8.4
Based on 31 answers
It works for our needs.
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Usability

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Quick Base8.2
Based on 24 answers
I've been able to bring a person into the system with no prior database experience and have them develop a department wide solution in a month. Our IT department takes a year to get back to us. Additionally, most users jump in and navigate the system just fine. The users that have trouble with Quick Base aren't having technical troubles but more or less being stubborn and not happy about change in any capacity. More of a people problem.
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Reliability and Availability

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Quick Base8.1
Based on 8 answers
It's highly available. During data center movement only once during weekdays, we found some fluctuations but that was communicated quickly with frequent updates and resolved timely.
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Performance

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Quick Base7.8
Based on 7 answers
It's great !!
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Support

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Quick Base8.2
Based on 23 answers
Each time that I have created a support case it has been resolved quickly, effectively and courteously.
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Online Training

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Quick Base10.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was adequate. Intuit does a nice job of creating blog posts on training topics also.
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Implementation

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Quick Base8.1
Based on 14 answers
The QuickBase app does everything we needed it to do for the initial implementation. This app has been continuing to grow and develop additional functionality for the project managers and their staff.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia provides much more for the investment. The support and services they provide make them the best choice in choosing a platform to host your Drupal sites. Services like Pantheon may have some new tools or cool features. But Acquia always seems to come out with those features without the trouble of having the "growing pains" that come with them.
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I would prefer to use Quick Base because it's customizable. I don't have to see what I don't want to see. I can make it look the way I want it to look. No other software does that as well as Quick Base.
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Scalability

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Quick Base7.5
Based on 7 answers
Quick Base is really good in terms of scalability.
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Return on Investment

  • Completely negated any dev time troubleshooting the platform, freeing us up to develop the website.
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  • It has allowed us to achieve our objectives earlier than we expected.
  • It has given us the tools we needed to organize.
  • It has made it possible for us to be more productive in our efforts.
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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
Acquia Editions & Modules
Acquia
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Quick Base

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Quick Base Editions & Modules
Quick Base
Edition
Premier
$251
Platform
$401
Enterprise
Custom2
1. per user
2. They'll work with you to customize a plan to your unique requirements
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